What they say: 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.
The review: Given all the excitement surrounding this book and of course that gorgeous cover, I was excited to sit down and this, a book about Grace, mother of the lovely Archie, owner of the adorable Becks (her dog!) was totally up my street!
. On meeting Grace, who’s forgotten how to be herself since her self esteem was smushed into the group by ex Mark, I was thrilled. I loved Grace, who is ever positive, albeit feeling dull. I totally empathised with her remembering years gone by, the things she wore, the confidence she used to have and it made me think about how grey you can feel at times, and how sometimes you just need something to shake that up. Luckily her best friend stepped up to the mark and before we knew it we were seeing a whole new Grace. Of course to go with that Grace was put into the world of speed dating, with disastrous results and then I was kind of wondering if her friend knew her at all!
I’ll admit that I would have liked a warning on the sad parts of the book, even a mention of her her deceased mum speaking to her or the use of the word ‘tears’ as I would have been better reading this another time. I’ve a few friends going through the loss of parents at the moment and what with tiredness and a few family things this kind of brought me back to thinking about (sobbing about, which, in all fairness is commendable to the author) Dad. A lot of people accept and sometimes enjoy going through a range of emotions in a book, but to be honest at this time I would have preferred something that was non stop sunny and these passages just tipped it for me at times.
Saying that I did really enjoy this book, with its chortle out loud humour, lovely romance, drama, but above all the fun sparkly element. Thanks so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources and Hera books for the book in return for an honest review.
About the author
Kim Nash lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture and is a book blogger at www.kimthebookworm.co.uk.
Kim won the Romantic Novelists Association’s Media Star of the Year in 2016, which she still can’t quite believe. She is now quite delighted to be a member of the RNA.
When she’s not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog, reading, standing on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on Ollie and binge watching box sets on the TV. She’s also quite partial to a spa day and a gin and tonic (not at the same time!) Kim also runs a book club in Cannock, Staffs.
Amazing Grace is her debut novel with Hera Books and will be out on 10th April 2019