A very fun read! Great girlfriend story; easy to believe: not too sappy; some serious, some funny parts. I read it w/my bookclub. Everyone can find themselves in one of the "Graces". Interesting where title comes from. Enjoy!
This was a really enjoyable book on friendship between women. Not ding dongs in their 20's, but women with lives happening around them. A very good read.
the story of love, loyalty and courage of four women that is put to the ultimate test
All women in their 40s can see themselves in at least one of these characters.
First time I've read anything by this author. Thoroughly enjoyed the story. Very realistic and could relate to characters well. Well written story that had me laughing out loud at times and in tears at others. Explores the intimate relationship between four friends and their bonds of support and love through triumphs and tragedies.
It was a slow start, but a fantastic book by the end. Great for book clubs!
There are a lot of "women's novels" out there about groups of women who form lifelong friendships and end up helping each other through major changes. But most of them don't tell the story as well as Gaffney does here.
At first, it looks like a set-up. Emma is hopelessly in love with a married man. Lee is so intent on having a baby that the effort is endangering her marrieage. Rudy is slowly being subsumed by a passive-aggressive husband who's not above gaslighting her to get his way. And Isabel has survived divorce only to face a battle with breast cancer.
Pretty much Hallmark Movie of the Week up to this point.
But these women are so well drawn, and their responses are so consistent to their characters, that the reader really will begin to care about what happens to them.
I enjoyed this chick lit novel aimed towards more middle-aged women. It was a nice story of four women who are all friends. It was a little _Sex and the City_-ish, but more mature and less humourous, but overall, it was entertaining and it was nice how each chapter came from a different P.O.V. It would be a good book for a book club.
For 10 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, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel will not be prepared for a crisis of astounding proportions that will put their love and courage to the ultimate test.