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Title:
The pink magnolia club
Author:
Dawson, Geralyn.
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Publication Information:
New York : Pocket Books, 2002.
Physical Description:
369 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780743442657
Format :
Book

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Summary

Bestselling author Geralyn Dawson brings her signature wit and charm to a contemporary tale of three Southern women who meet at a charity wedding gown sale and forge a friendship that changes their lives forever.MEET THE PINK MAGNOLIA CLUBHolly Weeks, whose boyfriend has lured her to the sale under false pretenses, wants to walk barefoot on a Tahitian beach and read a thousand books for pleasure. There are many other goals on her "Life List," but getting married isn't one of them. Never mind that she's in love. Now if she could only figure out what's holding her back. Maggie Prescott is lonely in her empty nest. When her husband forgets their twenty-fifth anniversary, she wonders whether she even wants to share a nest with him anymore. Donating her wedding gown seems like the right thing to do. Grace Hardeman, who's volunteering at the sale, wishes for health, happiness, and a party with loved ones to mark fifty years of marriage. But soon she's facing the fight of her life. Together, these three women at turning points in their lives learn there's nothing like friendship to strengthen a heart that's in danger of breaking.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

A wedding gown sale held by the Making Memories Foundation, which fulfills the wishes of breast cancer patients, serves as the catalyst for this slow-moving but inspirational meditation on love, loss, friendship and hope. Best known for her historical romances, Dawson (The Bad Luck Wedding Night) tells a tale of three genteel women who meet and become fast friends at the Making Memories sale in Fort Worth, Tex. Holly Weeks is lured to the sale by her boyfriend, Justin, who then proposes. Instead of accepting, Holly, who lost her mother to breast cancer and is terrified of breaking Justin's heart if she has the disease some day herself, flees to the women's room, where she meets Maggie Prescott, a 40-something housewife with a dysfunctional marriage, and Grace Hardeman, a cancer patient who is about to celebrate her 50th anniversary. All three women are at turning points in their lives, and through their comradeship, they find a way to face the challenges of the future. Dawson offers plenty of witticisms on love and life ("Life is just a big old square dance. Just as soon as you think you're getting the swing of it, it's allemande left and docey doe"), but her characters tend to be melodramatic. Still, there are a number of truly moving moments here, and readers who have been touched by the disease will take this tale to heart. (Aug. 13) Forecast: Cross-promotion with the Making Memories Foundation should boost this book onto the charts come October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), and Dawson, a member of the foundation's board of directors, will likely receive some media attention due to her connection to Making Memories, which was spotlighted on Oprah's "Angel Network" two years ago. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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