Cara is pregnant with her third child. In love with the idea of being pregnant, she also knows she does not want another child. Douglas, her husband, is also reluctant to alter the family they have become. As the novel reviews their five years of marriage, the couple struggles to understand the nature of their love and their family. A spur-of-the-moment lie creates a crisis and ultimately a chance for renewed love. Frucht is noted for her fluid, sensual language ( Licorice LJ 9/90), but the flatness of her characters undermines the richness of the prose. The publisher is reissuing her second novel, the award winning Licorice (|ISBN 0-8021-3350-9, $10.95) in conjunction with the publication of this book. For larger collections or where there is demand.-- Jan Blodgett, St. Mary's Cty. Records Ctr. & Archives, Leonardtown, Md.