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Striking a Balance

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Larry and Megan have the perfect life: high-flying careers, a gorgeous house, and a son they adore.

Then, instead of a promotion, Larry loses his job, and it all comes crashing down.

Megan, who already feels guilty about working too much and not spending enough time with her son, becomes the sole bread-winner.

At first Larry thinks he'll find a new job in a week, but when that doesn't happen, he stays home annoying Ruth, the nanny, until she quits.

And then, after spending more time with his son, he decides he wants to stay at home permanently, turning down a job offer.

Megan feels like she's been alienated from her son because of her work and that it's unfair of Larry to expect her to support him.

Resentment begins to brew and Larry feels as if every time Megan mentions her job, she's rubbing in his failure to find work.

Larry and Megan want to make their marriage succeed, but they don't know how to work through their differences.

Can Larry embrace the role of house husband and father, or will he sink into suburban despair?

And can Megan find a way of Striking a Balance between her work and spending time with her family?

As the pressure builds, it becomes abundantly clear: something has got to give.

'Striking a Balance' is a moving contemporary drama about trying to achieve the right family dynamic.

Praise for Norma Curtis:

'Sharp, funny and observant' - Kate Atkinson

'Warm, moving, often funny and keeps you guessing right to the end' - Sunday Express

Norma Curtis was born in North Wales, but now lives in London, with her family. Her other books include 'Living it Up, Living it Down', for which she won the Romantic Novelists Association New Writers' Award in 1994 and 'The Last Place You Look'.

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"Sharp, funny and observant." - Kate Atkinson

Used availability for Norma Curtis's Striking a Balance

Kindle Editions

May 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Striking a Balance
Author(s): Norma Curtis
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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