Lisa Verge Higgins

Author of Women's Fiction and Contemporary Novels about Love, Laughter, and Friendship

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Lisa Verge Higgins is the bestselling author of seventeen novels that have been published worldwide and translated into as many languages—quite a switch for this former PhD candidate in chemistry. Currently writing women’s fiction for Hachette, Lisa’s books have finalled for a RITA, won the Golden Leaf and Bean Pot Awards, and twice she has cracked Barnes & Noble’s General Fiction Forum’s top twenty books of the year. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three teenage daughters, who never fail to make life interesting.

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Tess has a secret: For fifteen years she has been furtively following the life of the daughter she gave up as an infant for adoption. But when Sadie runs away from home determined to find her birth mother, Tess has no choice but to hunt down the desperate girl in the one place she dreads—Pine Lake, where a terrible, buried secret threatens to destroy them both.

“Higgins writes with grace and humor, reminding us to hold tight to the ones we love." --Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners.

"A poignant exploration of motherhood-daughter relationships (adoptive and biological), and the bonds of friendship." --- JC Must Reads Books

"Lisa led us all to the discovery of the power of love." --Shade Tree Book Reviews

SENSELESS ACTS OF BEAUTY is available at Amazon, Amazon International, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, your local independent bookstore, and many more online and brick-and-mortar retailers.

Dear Friends,

I'm over the moon about my latest novel about women's lives and women's friendships, a book that carries a very special significance. SENSELESS ACTS OF BEAUTY focuses on the wonderful, emotional, sometimes fraught but infinitely powerful bond between mothers and daughters. It's a subject I feel very strongly about, having three daughters of my own.

As this may be the most emotional novel I've ever written, I hope you'll share the story with me, and maybe share your own stories, as well. Connect with me on Facebook, join me on Pinterest, sign up for Book Alerts!, or contact me directly to let me know what you think.

Thanks so much for dropping by!

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Click Here to Read Excerpts from Selected Works:

A mother realizes the only way to protect her daughter is by denying she ever had her.
“Thelma and Louise” meets “Pay it Forward” in this new novel about women's lives and women's friendships.
Three friends in crisis and a crazy list of adventures that just might save them all.
Four college friends struggle to follow the rules of relationships meant to keep their hearts safe.
Would you fulfill a friend's last wishes, even if they threatened to upend your life?