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Lisa Verge Higgins is the RITA-nominated author of sixteen novels that have been published worldwide and translated into as many languages--quite a switch for this former PhD candidate in chemistry. Now this opera loving mother of three is creating heartwarming new stories revolving around women's lives and women's friendship. THE PROPER CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF FRIENDSHIP, her first foray into mainstream women's fiction, won the 2011 Golden Leaf Award for Best Single Title, and was chosen as one of the top twenty novels of the year by the Barnes & Noble General Fiction Book Club. Her second book, ONE GOOD FRIEND DESERVES ANOTHER, cracked the same list in 2012. Find out more about Lisa--and peruse the first few chapters of her books-- at...more


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BOOK GIVEAWAY! So, I swallowed my nerves and girded myself for that Live Chat with Rachel Silberman last night . . . and, actually, it was a lot of fun! RayKayBooks just uploaded the video to YouTube--go ahead and leave a comment on the video and RayKayBooks will pick a winner among the comment-ees. The prize is a copy of RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS. Bonus points to whoever catches my literary scre... Read more of this blog post »
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RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 19, 2014 01:21PM
Description: With the remnants of her past rattling in the trunk of her Chevy, Jenna Elliott abandons her Seattle home determined to start life anew. Her journey compels her to the door of two friends: Claire, an ex-Buddhist nun and cancer survivor, eager to escape her overbearing family for what may be her last chance to fulfill a dream; and Nicole, a professional Life Coach who can’t even control her own teenage son. But what starts out as an impulsive road trip soon becomes an inexorable journey to their past, as the women grapple with who they were, who they are, and the strange twists that have now set them on the road to their hometown of Pine Lake. There, Jenna discovers that her random act of kindness has rippled out into the world like a stone dropped into a deep pond, coming back to rock her life—and those of her friends—in ways they never expected.
Friendship Makes The Heart Grow Fonder (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Lenny left his wife, Monique, a bucket list of things they'd dreamed of doing together before cancer took his life. For four years, she ignored it, too busy raising their daughter to consider the painful task of resurrecting shattered dreams. But when her next-door neighbor, Judy, starts a slow slide into a personal crisis, and another friend, Becky, receives shocking news about her future, Monique realizes that Lenny's legacy could be a gift to three women in desperate need of a new perspective. Whisking away her friends on adventures from London to Paris, from Monaco to Milan, she is determined to follow the bucket list to the letter--until one eventful evening knocks the three friends off the beaten path. Caught up in adventures of their own making, they begin to understand: Sometimes getting lost is the only way to find what you're looking for.
One Good Friend Deserves Another (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Dhara, Kelly, Marta and Wendy have been the closest of friends since college, so close, that after a series of romantic disasters, they bond together to create rules of relationships meant to keep their hearts safe. Those rules seemed to have worked, until Marta discovers that her hot boyfriend is married, Kelly begins a risky love affair, Wendy inches closer to a pre-marital infidelity, and, most shocking of all, Indian-American Dhara suddenly agrees to an arranged marriage. As old relationships crumble and dangerous new ones emerge, each women must decide how much she’d risk—for love, for happiness, and most importantly, for each another.
The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: When three women each receive a letter from a dying friend, old loyalties drive them to fulfill her last wishes. But those last wishes turn out to be world-rocking tasks that threaten to upend their ordinary lives. With a career at risk, a marriage in jeopardy, and a heart in terrible danger of breaking, these three women discover an essential truth: The only thing that can save them is friendship.
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Breast cancer is a devastating diagnosis every women fear.

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“there's this thing about rainbows. they're perfect from afar. but when you get real close to them, they just disappear.”
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“Any fool could see that you're at the reeling end of a long, strong rope - soon enough, It'll be tugging you back.”
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“Any sharp transition such as this was like birth; the pain was necessary to remind you of its importance.”
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