One of them harbors a terrible secret. On her return from her pre-college adventure, when the three first met, one of them gave birth to a baby girl in the closet of the airport at Heathrow. The infant now a beautiful teenager is named Kate and has grown up in a loving home with her adoptive family. Kate, she sets out to find her birth mother, and as a result the three women are together again under not so pleasant circumstances. The mystery of which of the women gave birth to Kate is revealed, as well as who her father is.
While reading Sheer Abandon, I listened to the audio as well as read the print copy. This book was 600++ pages. I was hooked right from the beginning, but the story did get bogged down a bit in the middle, and by the end, I had the following thoughts: I'm glad I read this one, but it could have been done just as well with about 200 fewer pages.
If you have not read anything by Penny Vincenzi (she's new for me), give this book a try.
RATING - 4/5 stars - Completed - 8/23/09 - Library