The Saving Graces: A Novel
by Patricia Gaffney
Mass Market Paperback- N/A

Meet The Saving Graces, Four Of The
Best Friends A Woman Can Ever Have.

For ten years, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel have shared a deep ...

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  "Great story of a group of best friends" by teamshield (see profile) 10/16/07

I love this book. It is the wonderful story of 4 very different women who come together and share their lives. They start out by saving a dog, Grace and end up really saving each other.

 
  "fun, meaningful read" by LaurieMcQ (see profile) 02/28/08

I loved this book. I read it years ago and am now sharing it with my girlfriends.

 
  "Let's Save You from Reading this Book" by catzpawz00 (see profile) 05/20/15

I don't think a single person in our book club of about fifteen women enjoyed "The Saving Graces." Perhaps, in part, because we are part of a mom's group and the book just seemed like ordinary life. The problem being that we found many of the dramatic scenes unconvincing. As an example, Rudy's relationship with her husband was difficult to believe. As mothers I think we are looking for a bit of escapism or something larger than life when we spend our time reading. The book wasn't different enough from the every day, and yet a little too fantastic in odd situations to seem believable. There was a disconnect and little emotional connection with the characters. Sadly, the character Isabell, is who seemed most believable and is under the worst circumstances, fighting a battle with cancer and dies. The ending seems to bring everything together, but reveals dying advice from Isabell that any reader might bestow instead of revealing something new or exciting about the characters. The book just didn't resonate on an emotional or spiritual level, which seemed to perhaps be the goal of the author. I don't think any of us would recommend the book. Perhaps this is an ungracious review, but let us recommend you not waste your life reading this book

 
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