One good friend deserves another (Giveaway closed!)

I am a sucker for a good “chick-lit” book.  I’m partial to those with plots that take place in London, but New York is acceptable, and I will consider other cities.  Some of my absolute favorite authors include Elizabeth Young, Marian Keyes, and Anna Maxted.

I was recently given the opportunity to read and review a book by Lisa Verge Higgins called “One good friend deserves another.”

(From the back):

“Dhara, Kelly, Marta, and Wendy have been the closest of friends since college.  So close, that after a series of romantic disasters, they bond together to create Rules of Relationships to keep their hearts safe.

Years later, the rules seem to have worked…until Marta discovers that her hot boyfriend is married, Kelly begins a risky love affair, Wendy inches closer to a pre-marital infidelity, and most shocking of all, Indian-American Dhara suddenly agrees to an arranged marriage.

Hearts are about to be broken and the bonds of friendship are tested.  Is it possible to find true love, when you’re breaking all the rules?”


I thought the book was a good read.  It’s not overly dramatic or emotional but it’s fun and the characters are generally likeable and relatable.  I especially appreciated that the author kept us up on all the characters by using the third person rather than the oh-so-popular-and-gimmicky FIRST PERSON with different chapters for each person.  (Just finished the most recent Emily Giffin and was totally annoyed by that—am I alone in this?)  I don’t want to spoil the plot or anything, but I enjoyed the book and will likely re-read it.  The characters were fairly well-fleshed and the ending wrapped up nicely and believably.

The author has another book coming out in March called “Friendship makes the heart grow fonder.”  In fact she has written 15 novels according to her facebook page, so I will have to read some more of them!

Okay, giveaway time (perfect for Black Friday, right?):  One lucky reader will win a free copy of the book “One good friend deserves another.”  Open to US/Canada residents only.  Contest runs through Tuesday night 11/27 at 10 pm CST.  Winner will be notified via email.

Three ways to enter (leave a separate comment for each, up to three chances): (Edited:  Contest is closed.  Winner announced soon!)

(You must leave a comment here on the blog!)

1. (Mandatory) Leave a comment and tell me what genre or author you love to read.  (Bonus points for sending me a copy of your favorite book for Christmas…just kidding…)

2.  “Like” Lisa Verge Higgins (the author) on facebook and leave a comment telling me you did.

3.  “Like” Hannahviolin on facebook and leave a comment telling me you did.

I was provided a review copy of the book free of charge, but all opinions are my own. 

63 thoughts on “One good friend deserves another (Giveaway closed!)”

  1. i love chick books – nicholas sparks is my fav author but i like debbie macomber as well i am a big reader so i just just about everything

  2. i love, love, LOVE sophie kinsella (though i am not a huge fan of madeline wickham). the shopaholic series is one of my favorites. i also did NOT appreciate the switching of narrators in the most recent emily giffin!

  3. Well I’m not the biggest reader even, but I have been trying to read Buddhist stuff recently. If I won this book, it would be for my wife, though. A nice little pre-Christmas book. She always has books that she’s reading with covers like this one. 🙂

  4. I read a wide variety of books, but most often fiction. Authors: Chris Bohjalian, Jodi Picoult, Anne Tyler, Alice Hoffman, Maeve Binchy.

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