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ISBN13: 9780060598327
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Meet the Saving Graces, four of the best friends a woman could 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 grown stronger as the years go by.

Though these sisters of the heart and soul have seen it all, talked through it all, they are not prepared for the crisis of astounding proportions that will put their love and courage to the ultimate test.

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"A sweetly affirmative if teary-eyed story....Strong characters making the best of an often schematic but always readable story. It's Gaffney's first hardcover — and a great book for the beach." Kirkus Reviews

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"While Graces reads much like daytime drama, it lacks the suspense of that medium; we know how things will work out right from the beginning. But since TV doesn't travel to the beach, this novel may provide a soap opera fix under a sun umbrella." Publishers Weekly

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"Gaffney's writing style is always more than capable and occasionally achieves distinction....This ode to the friendships between women could easily become the northern version of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." Nancy Pearl, Booklist

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"This is a jewel of a book." Nora Roberts

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"The Saving Graces is a character-driven novel, and Gaffney has a keen sense of direction. Bring tissues." Library Journal

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"Compelling...breathtaking...unique." Washington Post Book World

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"Patricia Gaffney has created a piece de resistance in this emotionally spellbinding and touching novel. Told in alternating chapters from the perspective of each of the four friends, the The Saving Graces reveals the myriad emotions that make up friendship and life." Romantic Times

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"The Saving Graces is a rich, lovely novel about women and the emotions at the center of their lives. It's also an intimate portrayal of friendships through the eyes of four unforgettable women. I hated to put it down!" Michael Lee West, author of Crazy Ladies

About the Author

Patricia Gaffney was born in Tampa, Florida, the younger of the two children of Joem and Jim Gaffney. He first novel, Sweet Treason, appeared in 1989 and won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart as well as other first-book awards. Six of her novels have been nominated for RWA Rita awards, and Wild at Heart (1997) was among ten finalists for the reader-nominated Favorite Book of the Year Award. Patricia Gaffney is currently at work on her fourth novel for HarperCollins.

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Kelly A, June 10, 2010 (view all comments by Kelly A)
Loaned to me by a member of my women's group, I thought it looked a little "chick litty" but I could not put it down, turned off Judge Judy to finish it.
A touching and funny depiction of friendship that is similar to Sex and the City without the product placement.
And it led me to look up the word "meretricious." I even composed a sentence using it, "Some criticize Sex and the City by calling it meretricious but one wonders if they also take some guilty pleasure in the foursome's adventures."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060598327
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Gaffney, Patricia
Author:
ey, Patricia
Author:
by Patricia Gaffney
Author:
Long, Julie Anne
Author:
Gaffn
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
March 30, 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.02x5.44x1.01 in. .71 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages Perennial - English 9780060598327 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A sweetly affirmative if teary-eyed story....Strong characters making the best of an often schematic but always readable story. It's Gaffney's first hardcover — and a great book for the beach."
"Review" by , "While Graces reads much like daytime drama, it lacks the suspense of that medium; we know how things will work out right from the beginning. But since TV doesn't travel to the beach, this novel may provide a soap opera fix under a sun umbrella."
"Review" by , "Gaffney's writing style is always more than capable and occasionally achieves distinction....This ode to the friendships between women could easily become the northern version of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood."
"Review" by , "This is a jewel of a book."
"Review" by , "The Saving Graces is a character-driven novel, and Gaffney has a keen sense of direction. Bring tissues."
"Review" by , "Compelling...breathtaking...unique."
"Review" by , "Patricia Gaffney has created a piece de resistance in this emotionally spellbinding and touching novel. Told in alternating chapters from the perspective of each of the four friends, the The Saving Graces reveals the myriad emotions that make up friendship and life."
"Review" by , "The Saving Graces is a rich, lovely novel about women and the emotions at the center of their lives. It's also an intimate portrayal of friendships through the eyes of four unforgettable women. I hated to put it down!"
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