Frances, Sophie and Katie meet again at a school reunion and discover how their lives have changed. Each builds an idealized picture of her life - Katie is a successful fashion designer; Frances has a young son and a wealthy husband; Sophie has a happy marriage and a dream home. They resolve to keep in touch, but gradually each of them discovers that her friends' wonderful lives are far from perfect. Katie is working in a small boutique and still struggling for success; Fran's marriage to a controlling man is deeply unhappy, and Sophie is on the point of bankruptcy and divorce. But old friendships die hard and each of them learns to pocket her pride and reach out for the help and support of her friends. Truths about past and present are unearthed, confessions made and through it all new and lasting friendships are forged.