Author: Lisa Verge Higgins

Lisa Verge Higgins is the RITA-nominated author of fifteen novels that have been published worldwide and translated into as many languages--quite a switch for this former PhD candidate in chemistry. Now this opera loving, novice archer and mother of three is creating heartwarming stories revolving around women's lives and women's friendship. THE PROPER CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF FRIENDSHIP, her first foray into mainstream women's fiction, won the 2011 Golden Leaf Award for Best Single Title, and was chosen as one of the top twenty novels of the year by the Barnes & Noble General Fiction Book Club. Her third and latest book, FRIENDSHIP MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER, will hit the shelves March 19, 2013.

Find out more about Lisa--and peruse the first few chapters of both her books-- at If you'd like to hear about her "life with three teenager daughters," she'd love for you to join her at

Lisa currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three daughters, who never fail to make life interesting.


Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
  • Number: 9781455500314
  • Release: 2013-03-19
  • Author: Lisa Verge Higgins
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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1. Explore foreign cultures

2. Sample outstanding food

3. Desperately flee impending personal crisis

Lenny left his wife, Monique, a bucket list of things they'd dreamed of doing together before cancer took his life. For four years, she ignored it, too busy raising their daughter to consider the painful task of resurrecting shattered dreams.

But when her next-door neighbor, Judy, starts a slow slide into a personal crisis, and another friend, Becky, receives shocking news about her future, Monique realizes that Lenny's legacy could be a gift to three women in desperate need of a new perspective.

Whisking her friends away on adventures from London to Paris, from Monaco to Milan, she is determined to follow the bucket list to the letter-until one eventful evening knocks the three friends off the beaten path. Caught up in adventures of their own making, they begin to understand: Sometimes getting lost is the only way to find what you're really looking for.

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