One Good Friend Deserves Another

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HOW MANY OF THESE DATING RULES HAVE YOU BROKEN?

1. Choose Your Own Man
2. Make Sure Your Friends Approve
3. No One-Night Stands
4. Trust Your Instincts
5. Never Make the Same Mistake Twice
6. After a Break-Up, Wait Six Months Before ...

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Overview

HOW MANY OF THESE DATING RULES HAVE YOU BROKEN?

1. Choose Your Own Man
2. Make Sure Your Friends Approve
3. No One-Night Stands
4. Trust Your Instincts
5. Never Make the Same Mistake Twice
6. After a Break-Up, Wait Six Months Before Dating Again.

Dhara, Kelly, Marta, and Wendy have been the closest of friends since college. So close, that after a series of romantic disasters, they bond together to create Rules of Relationships to keep their hearts safe.

Years later, the rules seem to have worked . . . until Marta discovers that her hot boyfriend is married, Kelly begins a risky love affair, Wendy inches closer to a pre-marital infidelity, and, most shocking of all, Indian-American Dhara suddenly agrees to an arranged marriage.

Hearts are about to be broken and the bonds of friendship are tested. Is it possible to find true love, when you're breaking all the rules?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Prolific romance writer Higgins follows her 2010 chick lit debut, The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship, with this engaging tale of three overachieving BFFs who try to rescue their fourth friend, Dhara, an Indian-American cardiologist, before she goes through with an arranged marriage. Yet Dhara’s risky leap of faith—and love—forces museum curator Wendy, geeky tech Kelly, and rigid lawyer Marta to question their own ideas of romance. “Life is never that simple,” the unlucky-in-love M.D. confesses after nixing a wedding with freewheeling hunk Cole to marry Desh, an Indian-American professor. The choice catapults each woman into an agonizing reassessment of the rules they’ve so carefully created to protect each other from broken hearts. Wendy re-evaluates life with perfect-in-every-way Parker to embrace her inner gypsy; Kelly accepts her past as a poor orphan; Dhara listens to both her heart and her head; and Marta trades a life plan for a life. All four discover the strength of their friendship, even if they don’t land the men of their dreams. Higgins scores with a richly told story of what every girl wants, and the friends who’d sacrifice everything to help her get it. (June)
RT Book Reviews
"Top Pick! 4 1/2 Stars! Higgins doesn't use flowery verse; she presents hard realities, dysfunction and, best of all, possibilities and hope...in a novel that you won't soon forget."
Booklist
"Characters that could have been stock (the rich girl, the Trekkie programmer) have a depth that is strengthened by relationships with family, boyfriends, the past, and, most important, friends."
Debbie Haupt
"Get the first 'Best Read' of 2011...a love story about what it really means to be a friend."
Luanne Rice
"Higgins writes with grace and humor, reminding us to hold tight to the ones we love."
Nancy Thayer
"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!"
Elizabeth Noble
"Full of humor, love, and life lessons, this is an uplifting and satisfying novel that lingers long after the last page."
From the Publisher
"Engaging . . . Higgins scores with a richly told story of what every girl wants, and the friends who'd sacrifice everything to help her get it."—Publishers Weekly

"Top Pick! 4 1/2 Stars! Higgins doesn't use flowery verse; she presents hard realities, dysfunction and, best of all, possibilities and hope...in a novel that you won't soon forget."—RT Book Reviews

"Characters that could have been stock (the rich girl, the Trekkie programmer) have a depth that is strengthened by relationships with family, boyfriends, the past, and, most important, friends."—Booklist

"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 on The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship

"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455500307
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 599,932
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    Definitely worth reading.

    A wonderful, sweet story about the unbreakable bonds of true friendship. The four main characters prove that through thick and thin, a true friend will always be there for you. Lisa's characters take on a life of their own in this book and it's written in a very down-to-earth style that isn't "chick-lit" at all. Loved it!

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

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    Another outstanding novel by this amazing storyteller

    Lisa makes friendship books like no one else and this one is no different.
    This is your next must read

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