He doesn't understand women. Will understanding horses help?
When teacher Mark Brown's wife leaves him, his best friend Callum prescribes a swift return to adolescence. "Get a motorbike. Get laid. The order doesn't matter."
Mark does indeed turn back the clock, but not towards motorbikes. He returns to his first passion - horses. For the first time in twelve years, he takes up riding, and all the old excitement returns - although the feelings of nervousness, of trying to establish a relationship with a wilful and unpredictable character, could also be said to be quite familiar from his marriage.
He is plunged back into contact with his extraordinary family and other flamboyant influences from his past - and over everything there is the shadow of Morgan, the tantalising, enigmatic, beautiful, frustrating and alluring wife he has never really known.
At once delicate and down-to-earth, funny and poignant, 'Miss Chance' is a beautifully told narrative that deftly chronicles the pleasure and pain of love.