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Just In Time

Marie Bostwick

ISBN 9781496709233
Publish Date 3/27/2018
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Women's Fiction, General, Kensington, MaryJanesFarm Book Club
List Price: $15.95

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“Reading Marie Bostwick is like wrapping yourself up in a warm, hand-crafted quilt.” –Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

In New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick’s heartfelt, powerful new novel, a devoted wife must choose between her conscience and her own second chance at happiness . . .

When Grace Saunders vowed to take her husband for better or worse, she meant every word. She and Jamie are solid, mutually supportive, and certain of their future together. And then, on a hiking trip for their fifteenth anniversary, an accident leaves Jamie in a coma, unable to move or communicate.

As months pass, Grace is in limbo—still married, yet utterly alone and burdened with responsibilities that threaten to sink her. Meeting Nan and Monica, unlikely friends who need Grace almost as much as she needs them, makes life bearable—if not quite happy. But a chance evening spent with a man she barely knows brings Grace a glimmer of joy she hasn’t felt since the tragedy . . . followed by feelings of turmoil and guilt. At work, she faces a different sort of crisis, and her need to keep the job that pays for her husband’s medical care.

Grace has always assumed that bright, clear lines separate right from wrong. Now that idealism is blurred by dilemmas that test her beliefs about marriage and loyalty, and she must look to her new friends and inside herself for answers. This poignant novel explores the limits of responsibility—to others and to ourselves—and the breadth and wisdom of love.

Praise for Marie Bostwick and Her Novels

“A beautiful story about the ties that bind . . . Marie Bostwick exquisitely tells the tale.” --Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue

“Marie Bostwick is my go-to author . . . always powerful, inspiring, and uplifting.” –Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Beautiful, thought-provoking, tragic and redeeming, The Second Sister is a feel-good goldmine.”

Download A Letter from Marie Bostwick

About Marie Bostwick:

Marie Bostwick was born and raised in the northwest. In the three decades since her marriage, Marie and her family have moved frequently, living in eight different states at eighteen different addresses. These experiences have given Marie a unique perspective that enables her to write about people from all walks of life and corners of the country with insight and authenticity. Marie currently resides in Portland, where she enjoys writing, spending time with family, gardening, collecting fabric, and stitching quilts. Visit her at

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Book Club Party Kit for The Promise Girls:

Celebrate Sisterhood by hosting a Promise Girls get together! Click below for your downloadable Book Club Party Guide, which includes activities, a menu and a suggested soundtrack – plus recipe cards for six of Marie Bostwick’s favorite drinks and dishes.

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Book Club Party Kit

Healthier Banana Bread

Joanie's Famous Lasagna

Seattle Style Mini Hot Dogs

Smoked Salmon Spread

The Tipsy Mermaid Mocktail

Seattle Sidecar


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