On the front porch of one Victorian home in the small Southern town of Eubanks, six women gather to indulge themselves in some cutting up, cutting loose, and an unparalleled stream of blowing off steam. While these friends cannot stop the events that at times attempt to knock them off their charted courses, they do find a way to embrace the changes in their lives-through each other's support, laughter, and a healthy dose of Miss Abby's lemonade (recipe included in book). Hold the vodka? The characters are charming and often downright hilarious. The tragedies and triumphs that bounce around this circle of friends are familiar to all of us. This is a book that will warm your heart, make you laugh, bring you closer to the important things in life, which admittedly change with the seasons, as does all of nature. And not once is the saying "when life gives you lemons . . ." used in the telling of events.