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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (794 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Verge Higgins Narrator: Hillary Huber Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Rachel Braun was the inspiration to her group of friends, the one who lived each day to the fullest—and the one whose life was cut tragically short. Upon her untimely death, Rachel left letters for her three best friends challenging them to face their biggest fears.

Sarah, an international relief worker who calls the steamy jungles of Africa home, must travel halfway around the world to track down the only man she ever loved. Stay-at-home mom Kate must confront her fear of heights by skydiving and soon finds that her new hobby is affecting her once-tranquil marriage. She and her husband must find a way to rekindle the romance they once shared. And Jo, a media mogul voted “least likely to breed,” is given the most terrifying assignment of all: caring for Rachel’s orphaned and grieving little girl. In doing so, Jo is forced to confront her own unhappy childhood—and the wall it has built around her heart.

Even as these women mourn Rachel’s passing, her legacy lives on and their lives are enriched by a friend who, in many ways, knew them better than they knew themselves.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Higgins writes with grace and humor, reminding us to hold tight to the ones we love.”

    Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author

  • 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

  • “Offering words of wisdom from a dying friend, The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship inspires us to focus on what’s really important in our lives.”

    Liza Palmer, international bestselling author of A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents

  • “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

  • “Poignant, romantic, and funny…About the need for our closest friends to occasionally give us a shove in the right direction when we’ve lost our way. You’ll recognize yourself in these women. I loved it.”

    Claire LaZebnik, author of If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now

  • “An amazing novel of love, friendship, and community. A truly joyous read that marks an impressive debut.”

    Jane Porter, author of Flirting with Forty

  • “A happy reminder that life is all about taking risks.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Higgins’ novel will appeal to fans of feel-good stories whose life lessons lead to happy endings.”


  • “Higgins balances humor and a touch of pathos to deliver an amiable tale of friendship.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aunt Anne | 2/7/2014

    " Easy read outlining the lives of 3 college friends as they examine their lives years later. Enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth B | 2/7/2014

    " I agree with most of the other "Good Reads" reviews. It was a quick easy read. Thought provoking at times. I definitely categorize it as chick lit, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Janine | 2/5/2014

    " a tear jerker, but a worthwhile beach read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nicole | 2/4/2014

    " Great book for a bookclub full of girls. A story about the meaning of true friendship. "

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