Olivia comes from a simple Lancashire background, where her terrible, traumatic childhood leads on to further drama, pain, and tragedy, which mold her into a tough, beautiful fighter. Sophie is raised in wealth and comfort; she has education, talent, and intellect but no confidence. She struggles, in her hippy way, through similar life experiences ? and appalling losses ? with nervous bravery. Both are sensual, raunchy, strong, and loving women, who defy society?s hypocrisy. Then, one September day, their worlds collide. They could be bitter rivals, but they are intelligent women, who combine their strengths to face, and to cope with, the past and the present trauma. Although total opposites in many ways, they develop a strong bond and prove that former horrors, abuse, and wounds can be healed and used to develop formidable strength; that women are tough, intelligent, and capable; and that their lives must be lived true to their needs and beliefs. They live through searing reality, but their hopeful, humorous fight back makes them unforgettable. A gritty, no holds barred, emotional and good-humored journey through two very real lives.