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The Saving Graces

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Friendship sustains and enriches women's lives in ways no romantic or family relationship ever can. Now, in this wonderfully warm, humorous, and moving novel, Patricia Gaffney paints a rich portrait of this sometimes delicate yet resilient bond through the lives of four charming, vividly real women you'll swear you know--women who will become old friends you'll always remember.

For ten years, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel have shared a deep affection that has helped them deal with husbands, lovers, careers, children--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 will not be prepared for a crisis of astounding proportions that will put their love, loyalty, and courage to the ultimate test.

Captivating from the first chapter to the last, this mesmerizing story illuminates the emotional links that define and join us as women. Funny, inspirational, joyous, and oh-so-true, The Saving Graces is an audiobook no listener will forget--a story to be passed from friend to friend.

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Patricia Gaffney worked as an English teacher and then a freelance court reporter for fifteen years. She gave up her job in 1984 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Since her successful treatment she has written twelve historical romances. The Saving Graces is her first work of contemporary fiction.

The Saving Graces are four women, who have been close and supportive friends for ten years. The book follows them through two turbulent years in their lives. Isabel, who brought the group together is divorced, in remission from breast cancer and beginning a relationship with Kirby, her neighbour. Lee has a great job, loves her husband but the stress of trying to have a child is driving them apart. Emma, the fiery one is sceptical about love until she falls for the one man she can't have. Rudy, who has grown up in a dysfunctional family, is now being controlled by a manipulative and brutal husband.

This beautiful novel charts the women's ups and downs and how their courage, loyalty and love for each other gives them their means of survival even when faced with tragedy. Patricia Gaffney’s The Saving Graces is an outstanding novel written with both tenderness and spirit. --Pat Naylor

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Patricia Gaffney gave up her job in 1984, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Following her successful treatment she has written 12 historical romances, which have all been bestsellers in the USA, and three works of contemporary fiction. She lives in Pennyslvania, USA.

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