The Saving Graces
Meet The Saving Graces, Four Of The Best Friends A Woman Can Ever Have.
For ten years, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel have shared a deep affection that has helped them deal with the ebb and flow of expectations and disappointments common to us all. Calling themselves the Saving Graces, the quartet is united by understanding, honesty, and acceptance—a connection that has grow...more
This is the sort of book I would normally avoid like the plague. I read for escapism, not to experience middle aged women and all their various (real-life) issues. Plus, lately I've been reading exclusively romance and YA, because I figure: Why not just read the books I really WANT to read, instead of reading the books that others think only the "intelligent" people read? I love the guarantee of a happily ever after that romances provide.
However, I' ...more
Lee, Isabel, Rudy and Emma have created a group about 10 years ago which they've called "The Saving Graces". They meet usually twice a month, at each others place, and over dinner they catch up on each their lifes, chat and support each other. Initially on their meetings they had topics to discuss, but that was probably when they were't true friends yet.
They are all di ...more
I loved the story lines in this book. I never wanted to put it down because I wanted to know what was going to happen next for each of the women in the book. As a bonus, the book is based in DC. Books based in your own city are always a little more ...more
This story was so well written that it would be hard for the reader not see a part of themselves in each of these women, to find a characteristic or two of one of your own friends mirrored in the Graces and you will long to be one of them. Lee, Emma, Ruby, & Isabel ...more
Contrairement aux Trois Grâces de la mythologie, les héroïnes de ce feel-good book sont quatre. Pendant 10 ans, Emma, Rudy, Lee et Isabel se réunissent une fois par semaine, ...more
This book is about 4 women who beca ...more
Vous êtes fatigué des histoires d’amour ? Voici une magnifique histoire d’amitié. C’est l’histoire de quatre copines, Emma, Rudy, Lee et Isabel qui depuis dix ans se retrouvent une fois par semaine dans un groupe de discussion. Elles sont différentes, elles ont chacune leurs difficultés, leur histoire et leur personnalité, mais ensemble, elles affrontent la vie un peu plus facilement.
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This book allow a perspective from each of the specific characters and made it more rounded and less judgmental. The challenges that each of the women dealt with is pretty typical, but I really enjoyed their compassion and kindness toward each other even when they wanted to yell and scream at each other. The ...more
... he’s one of those rare men who don’t feel bound to have an opinion on everything. Or worse, a solution.
Yesterday’s revelations continue. Ultimately, in the very grand scheme of things, it’s irrelevant whether my life lasts fifty more years, or five. Or two. The point is to live it, not wait through it. And I’m alive now – I can pick flowers, pet the dog, eat cinnamon toast. How foolish I would be to let my mortality, which has been there all along, since he second of by birth ...more
Excellent book. Would love ...more
The Saving Graces is a book about friendship. Four women have enjoyed more than ten years of shared life and love; helping each other in more ways than can be counted.
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deal with - infertility, immaturity, insecurity, unfaithfulness, even cancer - but while their first resort seems to be their friendship, alcohol is definitely always on the menu.
This just plodded along for me. Way too wordy. I do not recommend it at all.
Isabel - is ten years older than the others and becomes the "m ...more
I don't think I w ...more
Die Grundlage der Geschichte ist auch gleichzeitig ihre Schwäche: die Probleme sind so klar a ...more
Elles sont quatre au départ, quatre femmes qui von ...more
"Les Quatre Grâces est la publication de juin des Éditions Charleston, avec lesquelles je continue mon parcours de lectrice avec plaisir."
Dites-nous en un peu plus sur son histoire...
"Emma, Rudy, Lee et Isabelle se réunissent une fois par semaine pour discuter et malgré leurs différences, plus de dix ans après, leur amitié est plus solide que jamais. C'est même certainement l'élément essentiel de leur vie qui leur per ...more
Back in 2004 I wrote: A very sweet book about lasting friendship. Nice light book, but still has enough depth to leave you thinking about things. I ended up feeling really jealous of the people in the book. I would LOVE to have so many such good girl friends...
Yes, it is a sweet and light book with quite some depth, but ho ...more
But the problems of these women are more severe than ours. One woman fights against cancer, the second against childlessness, the third (together with her therapist)against her craziness and (together with her friends) against her bastard of a husband. The fourth woman fights against the feelings she has for a married man. Since the first three problem ...more
After college, G ...more