Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship ~ Lisa Verge Higgins

Friends Sarah, Bobbie Jo, "Jo", and Kate are shocked to their core when Rachel, the most daring and vivacious of the group, suddenly dies of cancer. After her passing, each woman receives an unexpected letter from Rachel. In her letters, Rachel requests something of each woman: to experience life outside of her comfort zone.

For Kate, that means sky-diving. Kate was spontaneous and care-free before she become a married mom of three. Somewhere along the way her marriage to Paul become routine and stale.

Jo is a high-powered business woman aiming for the vice presidency at her company, a position that is so close, she can see the name plate on her office door. Rachel's request for her is to become her daughter's legal guardian. And Jo knows absolutely nothing about being anyone's mother.

Rachel's request of Sarah is to reconnect wtih her one true love. Either Sarah makes it work with him or find closure so she can move on and find love again.

The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship is a book about taking risks. Leaving what's comfortable in order to discover the treasures life has to offer. As each woman fulfills Rachel's requests, she learns valuable lessons about the woman she once was and the woman she has now become. Rachel's presence is very much felt throughout the book, making her a significant character. I enjoyed how the author used her letters and flashbacks to tell her story. I could vividly picture Rachel as I was reading.

I've been looking forward to The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship since I first heard about it last summer. I'm very pleased to say it was worth the wait. Highly recommended.

Book details:
Genre: Women's Fiction
Pub. Date: January 26, 2011
Pages: 352

My copy of The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship was provided by the publisher for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. My review went up yesterday. I enjoyed it as well - I loved the opening scene :)