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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

ARC Arrival: The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship by Lisa Verge Higgins

The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship
by Lisa Verge Higgins
Grand Central Publishing

What makes a wife a lover?
For Kate, the spark went out of her marriage long ago but her husband doesn't seem to notice.  Their role as parents consumes their lives so they need to rekindle the romance they once shared.

What makes a woman a mother?
For Jo, a high-powered career has led her to believe that she doesn't have a single maternal instinct.  When an orphan unexpectedly enters her life, she is forced to confront her own unhappy childhood -- and the wall it has built around her heart.

What makes a man the love of your life?
For Sarah, home is the steamy jungles of Africa while the man of her dreams waits in the air-conditioned confines of Los Angeles.  Her longing for this man from the past is blinding her to a new love standing right in front of her.

What these women all have in common is a friend named Rachel, a brave, vibrant woman whose life has been cut tragically short.  But she's left a legacy of hope for her three closest friends.  Through her final letters, Rachel dares them to change the course of their lives and to value the friends who will always be there.

About the author:  While studying for her Ph.D. in chemistry, RITA finalist Lisa Verge Higgins penned twelve romance novels under her maiden name.  The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship is her first foray into mainstream women's fiction. 

She lives in New Jersey with her husband, an attorney, and their children.

~I received a complimentary copy of this book from Hachette Books.  Watch for my review in late January, 2011.~

The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship
Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, Jan 26, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-446-56351-2
352 pages

1 comment:

Heather said...

I received a copy of this last week and am looking forward to it.


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