Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

By Lisa Verge Higgins (Trade Paperback, 2013)
TOP THREE REASONS TO VISIT EUROPE:
1. Explore foreign cultures
2. Sample outstanding food
3. Desperately flee impending personal crisis

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 her friends away 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 really looking for.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $13.99 US/$15.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455500314

    • On Sale Date: 03/19/2013

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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TOP THREE REASONS TO VISIT EUROPE:
1. Explore foreign cultures
2. Sample outstanding food
3. Desperately flee impending personal crisis

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 her friends away 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 really looking for.

While studying for her Ph.D. in chemistry, RITA finalist Lisa Verge Higgins penned twelve romance novels under her maiden name. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, an attorney, and their children.
  • "Readers who lose themselves in this wonderful book will be rewarded with the discovery of the value of true friendship." (Kirkus Reviews).

  • "Do not miss this rich celebration of friendship - its power to heal, to fulfill, and to put life's adventures into perspective.  This book is as comforting as a cup of tea with your best friend." (Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author of Return to Willow Lake).

  • "Get the first 'Best Read' of 2011...a love story about what it really means to be a friend."
      --- Debbie Haupt, B&N General Fiction Book Club

  • "Higgins writes with grace and humor, reminding us to hold tight to the ones we love."
      --- Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners on The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship

  • "The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship is a lovely novel with moments of deeply moving insight into what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a friend.  Read it and share it with your own friends-you'll be glad you did!"
      --- Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Beachcombers on The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship

  • "Full of humor, love, and life lessons, this is an uplifting and satisfying novel that lingers long after the last page."
      --- Elizabeth Noble, bestselling author of The Reading Group and The Girl Next Door on The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship

  • "[A] happy reminder that life is all about taking risks."
      --- Publishers Weekly on The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship

  • "Offering words of wisdom from a dying friend, The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship inspires us to focus on what's really important in our lives."
      --- Liza Palmer, international bestselling author of  A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents

  • "Poignant, romantic, and funny...about the need for our closest friends to occasionally give us a shove in the right direction when we've lost our way.  You'll recognize yourself in these women.  I loved it."
      --- Claire LaZebnik, author of If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now

  • "Expertly woven together by Lisa Verge Higgins...simply but beautifully written...the common thread is Rachel, who has given the best gift a friend can give - a second chance." 
      --- RomanceJunkies.com

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Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $13.99 US/$15.50 CAN
  • Pages: 352
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9781455500314
  • On Sale Date: 03/19/2013
Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder