A LITTLE BIT OF GRACE by Phoebe Fox

A LITTLE BIT OF GRACE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Estate planner Grace Adams has always been good at writing the ending to anyone's life story. That is, until her husband and business partner, Brian, asks for a divorce. How will her story end now?

Fox (Out of Practice, 2016, etc.) debuts a new series with this novel, which channels a little Under the Tuscan Sky meets Auntie Mame. Grace has always done what's right for her family. After her father left when she was only 14, Grace stood by her mother's side. She returned from college not only to take over the family law firm, but also, later, to take care of her mother in her final days. Despite their having been best friends since childhood, it hits Brian hard to discover that Grace can't have children. Discovering that Brian has reconnected with his ex-girlfriend Angelica, that she's pregnant, and that she's moved into the house Grace vacated only months ago hits Grace hard. But that's when Grace finds a postcard inviting her mother to Cypress Key, a paradisiacal small town in Florida. Hoping to turn over a new leaf—or at least run away from the shame of having covered Brian's car in birdseed—Grace calls the number on the postcard to discover that she has an octogenarian Great Aunt Millie who’s delighted to have her come visit. The local matchmaker, vibrant Millie introduces Grace to local beaches and the joys of both meditation and boxing. Meanwhile, Jason Davis, the charming owner of a local hotel, introduces Grace back to her own heart. Yet discovering why Grace's family shut Millie out of their lives decades earlier may break Grace's heart anew.

Secrets, rejection, and betrayal are no match for the powers of forgiveness in this charming novel.

Pub Date: Jan. 23rd, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-63511-288-7
Page count: 276pp
Publisher: Henery Press
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2017




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