Lisa St. Clair is a devoted nurse who treats her patients with the dignity they deserve. It is often a difficult job to do because most of Lisa’s patients will never go home. Such is the case with Kathy Harper, a woman in midlife who should be rocking grandbabies but instead is here in this facility, fighting for her life. Kathy Harper is dying from cancer.
She has few friends in this life, but those she has are extremely loyal. Lisa has observed these friends, Suzanne and Carrie, as they visit every day and try to deal with Kathy’s disease.
When Kathy breathes her last, it is up to Lisa to deliver the news to the friends. In that moment, Lisa knows that these women will continue to be a part of her life. These three single ladies have a lot in common and soon become best of friends. Their singular goal is to protect the estate of Kathy Harper from the greedy landlord who has begun to move all of Kathy’s possessions into her own apartment, claiming them for her own. Others who become involved with this project include Kathy’s old boyfriend, Lisa’s boss, Suzanne’s spunky grandmother, and Carrie’s steady flow of men.
Author Dorothea Benton Frank shows the reader once again that friendship and loyalty are important treasures of this life and are worth the time it takes to cultivate them. There is no shortage of great characters in this story, and the reader will be left with a desire to know more about these people and the lives they lead. That is the greatest compliment an author can receive.