Review “The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship”


Published by The Hachette Book Group
ISBN-10: 044656351X
At the request of The Hachette Book Group, a TPB was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.

  Synopsis (from Amazon):
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 walls 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 with a generous soul, an irrepressible spirit- and a serious illness. In her final letters, Rachel raises one last question: What makes a friend live in our hearts forever?

  My Thoughts and Opinion: This book, unfortunately, has been sitting in my “review TBR” pile for quite some time, not because I didn’t want to read it but due to getting lost during a year that was full of personal turmoil, much like the characters, and a year where I fell behind.   I saw a review a while back written by Vicki at I’d Rather Be At The Beach, that motivated me to pick it up at this time.   Personally, I found this book to be so enjoyable, that I wish I had read it sooner.

Do you like books with relationship dynamics?   Writing that makes you feel that you know the characters?   Books that are engrossing to the point that you are unaware of your surroundings?   Books that are full of emotions?   Books that you might see a little of yourself in the characters?   Books that you don’t want to end because you have made a connection with the characters, that are so life like, that you want the story to continue to see what happens to your “new friends”?   Books that are a great Chick Lit read?   Then I suggest you read this book!   A great read!!

I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me,
in exchange for my honest review.
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are ever sold…they are kept by me,
or given to family and/or friends.
(2012 Challenges:  Mount TBR, Bucket List, BFF, Off The Shelf, Free Reads, Where Are You, A-Z, 52 in 52, Outdo Yourself, 100+, Read Your Own Library)

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