A brand new author for Arrow in the style of Melissa Nathan and Fiona Neill. Puddleducks Playgroup has been run successfully for several years. Now,with an opportunity to prove herself, Gemma Merryfield can’t wait to takeover running it in September. But the arrival of the new head of infant, Joe Balls, soon tempers her enjoyment. Ex-banker Joe has been employed to bring the infant school back up to scratch, and that includes intefering with Gemma and her playgroup. Gemma adores her unruly group of children,and she can even find affection for the parents, but Joe’s inteference is the last thing she needs. Meanwhile, Nancy is in turmoil. Her only son has just started playgroup and her husband has taken a temporary posting to Vietnam. Even before he left, there hadn’t been much hope of conceiving her much-wanted second child.