This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. .Amazing Grace by Kim Nash
Published by Hera on April 10, 2019
Also by this author: Escape to Giddywell Grange, Sunshine and Second Chances
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?
It is a book birthday today and so I had to share my review of this beautiful book – Amazing Grace
Happy Birthday to Amazing Grace!!
✮ My Review ✮
Wow, this book is just beautiful. The story of a woman, my age, with a handsome little man, just muddling through. Her life has always been Archie her boy since her douche ex-husband Mark walked out on her. But when Archie’s not there, life is not fulfilling it’s empty, until one day she meets Vinnie!
I adored Vinnie, he is everything you want in a man, plus rumour has it that Kim had Alex O’Loughlin in her mind for him and well it helps Vinnie had the same surname 😉
I messaged Kim whilst I was reading this, and I said to her that I feel this book is like a slice of magic. It is the perfect book I needed to read. A book about second chance is always lovely to read especially as I know a few people that are so much happier second time around because you know what you don’t want and what you do want. I connected to Grace straight away, she is your everyday gal. I had the same fears and insecurities I have, body issues, age, loveability. Grace could be any one of us and I think that’s what makes this book beautiful. This story is something that I could imagine having a cup of coffee and chat with a friend and this being their life.
I have to say her best friend Monica is an absolute hoot! She had me cracking up so much and I really want to try swishing! (Read the book to find out!) She is the best kind of confidence boost that you need in your life. My only gripe she wasn’t in it enough!!! But I can handle that because as I said Vinnie is a knight in shining armour that everyone woman dreams of. Just the little things mean so much to me, not always the lavish show of affection. More the small things that a lot of people might take for granted, you have here with him.
Being so late to the game in reading this book, you can easily forget this is Kims’ debut novel. Already I feel she is established at what she does, and that she has been writing for years, not someone who at the moment only has two novels under her belt. (A 3rd on its way) It has been amazing to message Kim whilst reading this and finding out which bits are real. This has completely added to my reading experience and it makes this book a lot more special as a reader. This is going to making an appearance for sure by the end of the year as a contender for my book of the year. It has got everything I need right now. I have finished this book, tears in my eyes but a smile on my face and a heart filled with love…ok, where are my darker books I am getting way soppy!
Blasted out the park with this book, it’s my slice of magic and it’s a well-crafted novel already for Ms Nash. Now off to read her next one!
Until next time xxx
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