Edda, Grace, Tufts and Kitty never thought the bonds of sisters could break. The four Latimer sisters, famed throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit and ambition, have always been close and happy. But after they left their feathered beds to train as nurses and face the depression the four sisters are bound by their secret desires. Will they ever find the independence they desire or will life always be bittersweet?Colleen McCullough is one of Australia's Favourite Home Grown Authors for her acclaimed novel The Thorn Birds. Bittersweet is her newest novel and is as clever as ever.