Out of Step

Seen from the perspectives of three very different women, Charlotte, Alice and Anna, this novel follows the first few turbulent years following the break up of a marriage.When Charlotte leaves her husband Steven to live with her lover Jeremy she naturally assumes that her six year old son Tom will live with them and that Jeremy’s teenage daughter Octavia will live with his ex-wife Alice.

But it doesn’t work out like that.

Publicly and privately humiliated by her betrayal, Steven quickly begins a relationship with his new secretary and contests custody of Tom.

Meanwhile Alice also becomes involved with someone else and is happy to leave her troublesome daughter Octavia with Jeremy and Charlotte.

As the children come and go between step-families, rivalries, jealousies and resentments escalate, and it remains to be seen which, if any, of these three relationships will work out.

 

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