Title: The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship
Author: Lisa Verge Higgins
About: (Goodreads partial synopsis) Rachel Braun was the inspiration to her group of friends, the one who lived each day to the fullest – and the one whose life was cut tragically short. Upon her untimely death, Rachel left letters for her three best friends challenging them to face their biggest fears. (for more click here)
My thoughts: I think most women could relate to Lisa Verge Higgins’ enjoyable and heartfelt story of friendship. The three thirty-something women are accomplished in their own lives but Rachel saw that they could be living even better lives if their perspective was tweaked. The intent of her letters was to give them each a specific assignment to get out of their comfort zone. That’s how she lived her life and she wanted to nudge them one more time. As they tackle Rachel’s last wishes each woman realizes she’s been going through the paces of everyday life but perhaps not appreciating the joy of what’s right in front of her. In the end, as they accomplish their friend’s requests, the fresh perspective gained has the effect Rachel intended.
Recommendation: Yes. It’s an entertaining novel and I’m glad I had the chance to read it.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Source: Hachette Book Group