Promises to Keep: A Novel

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Penguin, Jun 15, 2010 - Fiction - 352 pages
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New York Times bestselling author Jane Green presents a compelling novel about the love that keeps us together when everything is falling apart.

A successful photographer living in Bedford, New York, Callie Perry adores the settled existence she shares with her handsome husband and two adorable children. But while Callie’s life is practically perfect, her nearest and dearest are having a harder time.

Her best friend Lila is stuck dealing with her dream man’s demanding ex-wife. Her free-spirited sister Steffi is adjusting after leaving her city life for the simplicity of the country. And her divorced parents, Walter and Honor, can barely stand each other.

But when Callie is diagnosed with a recurrence of the cancer she thought she had beaten, everything changes. With their own problems suddenly in perspective, Callie’s family and friends rally to support her during an unforgettable, emotional—and ultimately life-changing year.

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User Review  - mchwest - LibraryThing

I loved this book, it's been on my shelf forever and one more of Jane Greens I'll read soon. The characters were very well done and the story line left me missing nothing, home, family, scenery and food! Read full review

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User Review  - nyiper - LibraryThing

Such a sad story, but told with such detail---and the detail is explained at the end of the audio with the fact that Green's best friend died of this particular form of recurring cancer and asked ... Read full review

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Chapter Three
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Nine
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Twentyone
Chapter Twentythree
Chapter Twentyfive
Chapter Twentyseven
Chapter Twentynine
Chapter Thirtyone
Heidis Story

Chapter Nineteen

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About the author (2010)

A former journalist in the UK and a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York, Jane Green has written many novels (including Jemima J, The Beach House, and, most recently, Falling), most of which have been New York Times bestsellers, and one cookbook, Good Taste. Her novels are published in more than twenty-five languages, and she has over ten million books in print worldwide. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, with her husband and a small army of children and animals.

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