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Eligible, straight bachelors are an endangered species in Vancouver, British Columbia, so when Anne Coyle snags herself a handsome, successful husband, it is reason to celebrate.

Anne's Matron of Honour, Gwen Bradley has it all - a movie star husband, fame, and fortune, but she is as miserable and as drunk as the tabloids suggest.

Sophie Levesque, whose biological clock is at odds with her grocery list of qualifications in a suitor, catches Anne's bridal bouquet hoping to solidify her fledgling relationship with a workaholic ER doctor.

Mila Mihir dreams of home ownership in the same way Sophie dreams of motherhood. When her mother-in-law offers to make her dream a reality, she is ecstatic, until she discovers the offer comes at a price she is not sure she is willing to pay.

When drug addiction gets Tina Randall fired from her job, she succumbs to working the ugly streets of East Vancouver to pay her bills and her drug debt to her dealer boyfriend.

The five friends gather monthly to indulge in a cocktail ritual where they dissect and debate such worldly issues as who is dating who, who is divorcing who, affairs, scandals, and babies.

Their decade long friendship becomes strained as each woman's life devolves and they each struggle to find true love and self-fulfilment in their mid-thirties.

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