as an avid fan of the Bach flower remedies and someone who has completed the Level 1 course from Mount Vernon, i have been steadily collecting relevant books. I hoped that this one would be as helpful as the others and it is, it's very informative about the remedies and all the stages of a woman's life....if you are a straight, married woman with children that is! There's no suggestion that you may not be married, may not want children, may be a lesbian (with or without children) and i found it very offensive in the early chapter about young people who 'may experiment with members of the same gender but will grow up to be normal happy heterosexual adults', thus implying if you are not heterosexual, you will be unhappy. It was rather unsettling and unfortunate. However, the actual content relating to the remedies and pmt, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, other illness, situations etc are still very good and very useful. But it is written by a former nurse/health visitor/midwife so i guess the bias is to be expected. Just a shame is all. Don't let it stop you buying it, just be warned!