Carey, Beth, and Pam had succeeded at work but failed at romance, and each resolved to have a baby before time ran out. Just one problem: no men. Carey took the first bold step towards single motherhood, searching anonymous donor banks until she found the perfect match. What she found was not a father in a vial, but a sort of magic potion. She met a man, fell in love, and got pregnant the old-fashioned way. She passed the vials to Beth, and it happened again. Beth met man, Beth got pregnant. Beth passed the vials to Pam, and the magic struck again. There were setbacks and disappointments, but three women became three families, reveling in the shared joy of love, friendship, and never losing hope.
Carey Goldberg has been Boston bureau chief of the" New York Times," Moscow correspondent for the" Los Angeles Times, " and most recently a health-and-science reporter at the" Boston Globe." She now writes happily at home. Beth Jones is a freelance writer and educator who has contributed to the" Boston Globe, "" New York Times," and numerous academic journals. She plans to climb many more frozen waterfalls. PamelaFerdinand is an award-winning freelance journalist and former reporter for the" Washington Post," "Boston Globe," and "Miami Herald. S"he remains an incorrigible romantic. Carey and Beth live near Boston with their families; Pamela and her family live outside Chicago. Still close, they continue to believe that with good friends, love, and a little luck, almost anything is possible.