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Monday, 18 March 2019

#AmazingGrace @KimTheBookworm @HeraBooks

About Amazing Grace 

She’s taking her life back, one step at a time…

Grace thought she had it all. Living in the beautiful village of Little Ollington, along with head teacher husband Mark and gorgeous son, Archie, she devoted herself to being the perfect mum and the perfect wife, her little family giving her everything she ever wanted. 

Until that fateful day when she walked in on Mark kissing his secretary - and her perfect life fell apart.

Now she's a single mum to Archie, trying to find her way in life and keep things together for his sake. Saturday nights consist of a Chinese takeaway eaten in front of the TV clad in greying pyjamas, and she can’t remember the last time she had a kiss from anyone aside from her dog, Becks… 

Grace’s life needs a shake up – fast. So when gorgeous gardener Vinnie turns up on her doorstep, his twinkling eyes suggesting that he might be interested in more than just her conifers, she might just have found the answer to her prayers. But as Grace falls deeper for Vinnie, ten-year-old Archie fears that his mum finding love means she’ll never reconcile with the dad he loves. 

So when ex-husband Mark begs her for another chance, telling her he’s changed from the man that broke her heart, Grace finds herself with an impossible dilemma. Should she take back Mark and reunite the family that Archie loves? Or risk it all for a new chance of happiness? 

A funny, feel good romance about finding your own path and changing your life for the better – readers of Cathy Bramley, Jill Mansell and Josie Silver will love this uplifting read.

My review of Amazing Grace 

Amazing Grace is such a gorgeous book. I read it in a few short sittings and enjoyed every single page. In fact, I  didn't want to say goodbye to Grace and her amazing life. This book was such a feel good read that it couldn't help but smile and feel good about life.

The story revolves around Grace and how her life has changed since her divorce. As a single working mother, she is doing very well for herself, but something is missing from her life. She works, she has her gorgeous little boy, and she seems happy to sit at home and chill with a pizza and the telly, but her life could mean so much more and she is about to find out what that could be when Vinnie becomes part of her life.

This book is a romantic read, thanks to the introduction of Vinnie, who I couldn't help but fall in love with. But, this book is also about self love and the bond between mother and son. Grace has to learn to start her life again, gone is the husband and marital home, and although independent when in this relationship, her confidence and self esteem have been severely knocked, meaning that she has to rebuild her life, and we are with her every step of the way. 

What I particularly liked about this book was the dialogue and interaction between Grace and her young son, Archie. Written with warmth and understanding, their love for each other shine through every page.

Amazing Grace is a beautiful feel good read that is pure escapism. We all need to escape reality once in a while and this book ticks all the boxes. I loved it. 

With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advanced  Reader Copy.

Amazing Grace is published by Hera Books on 10th April.

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