The Future Homemakers Of America by Laurie Graham covers the joys and sorrows of six women. It begins in 1952 and spans 40 years. While Peggy Dewey’s husband Vern is on assignment in England she meets other Air Force wives – Audrey, Gayle, Lois and Betty. She also meets a British woman, Kath. Circumstances bring them together and they become a circle of friends. Together over the years they face widowhood, alcoholism, divorce and an extramarital affair. Through it all Peggy is the constant that holds them together, as they return to America and go on to lead individual lives. It covers the good and bad sides of friendship. And there are a few great recipes, such as Three Color Refrigerator Cake thrown in for good measure. Enjoy.