Lizzie is fast approaching 50. Her once angst ridden teenage daughters, now grown and in their twenties, have flown the nest, Cassie to London and Maisy to Australia. And, although Connor, Lizzie's sulky, surly teenage son, is now on his own tormented passage to adulthood, his quest to get there, for the most part, is a far quieter journey than that of his sisters.
The hard years, Lizzie believes, are behind her. Embracing her new career as a writer; divorce, money worries and the constant battle to weather the stormy complexities of the blended family, are all but a distant memory.
It's time for Lizzie to focus on herself for a change.
Stepdaughter Maisy is embracing life down under and daughter Cassie is working for a famous record producer in London.
Lizzie's only concern, albeit a mild one, is for the arrested development of her Facebook-Tweeting, Snapchatting, music and mobile phone obsessed, teenage son.
With communication skills, more akin to an intermittent series of unintelligible grunts, conversation is futile.
However, Lizzie is not particularly perturbed. With deadlines to meet and book tours to attend, Lizzie has other distractions to concentrate on.
But all in all, life is good. Life is very good. Only, things are never quite as black and white as they seem...