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Lace Hardcover – July 1, 1982
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The story chronicles the lives of five women, four of whom meet up at a Swiss Finishing School. It follows the their growth to maturity as each one carves a successful future for themselves. However, their lives are laced together by a shared secret!
Lavishly descriptive, you will be seduced by the glamour as well as the hard realities that the five women have to endure. Ultimately, it is a book about friendship and what it means to be a woman. Conran writes with heartfelt understanding and accuracy. She is first rate!
I believe a wealth of Conran's life experience (and cultural awareness) is evident in the development of the characters. And, I can honestly say as a man, that my understanding and empathy for women has changed for the better.
Shirley is a real woman and she writes from a real womans perspective. The intimacy, pain and passions of the characters are viewed from an intimately feminine standpoint. I feel I have shared something of what was in the authors mind and the minds of the characters in this magical book. Thankyou Shirley.
"Lace" is a richly enjoyable novel not of the cheap supermarket kind, but truly an amazing book that'll keep you on the edge and mesmerize you from beginning to end. Once you started reading this book, you'll never want to put it down, and will want to reread it a good many of times- I know I have.
A truly amazing, staggering story of the dramatic (and humor full) lives of four best friends from being teen angers to adulthood. It is my favorite novel.
As Sarah said a prime choice for rainy days and Sundays, indeed!
Tracing their lives from the beginning of their friendship to the present (then ~1980), this is not a "romance novel", but a guide to life, and love.
One of the few books I have that I have read that is so totally engaging that you become part of story each time you read it and you hesitate to put it down, and at the end are sad that it's over.
A prime choice for rainy days and Sundays.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I chanced on Lace when I picked it up at a library book sale. I was way too young to be reading it but even then I understood that what I was reading was good (if a bit racy). Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
I read this a long time ago at an age where I’m not supposed to be reading this – what else is new hahaha and I enjoyed it back then. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anime, Manga and Harlequin Romance Girl
Had trouble staying focused on this book. Was recommended by a friend so maybe I need to read it again.Published 3 months ago by Brenda
I first read this book in high school and recently re-read it, still a fabulous page turner. One of my favourite books of all time.Published 3 months ago by SydneyDeb
Lace is somewhat of a iconic novel from the trash loving 80's. It was a huge best-seller back in the day and spawned a highly rate mini-series with a breathtakingly beautiful... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Buck Winthrop
Saw the movie 30 years ago and always wanted to read the book. So far love it.Published 11 months ago by Toya Winder
Not a terrible read. The book starts off a little slow but gets better. I would purchase from this seller againPublished 21 months ago by amlojmr