From the number one bestselling author of Tempting Fate and The Beach House comes Jane Green’s stunning new novel about a shattered marriage and a devastating betrayal
A perfect stranger wants her perfect life.
Grace Chapman has the perfect life, living comfortably with her husband, bestselling author Ted, in a picture-perfect farmhouse on the Hudson River in New York State.
Then Ted advertises for a new assistant, and Beth walks into their lives. Organized, passionate and eager to learn, Beth quickly makes herself indispensable to Ted and his family. But Grace soon begins to feel sidelined in her home–and her marriage–by this ambitious younger woman.
Is Grace just paranoid, as her husband tells her, or is there more to Beth than first thought?
Filled with Jane’s own recipes–she trained as a chef at the French Culinary Institute–SAVING GRACE also explores the misdiagnosis of mental illnesses, and the dangers of handing out drugs which are supposed to cure, but end up causing more harm.
“Green spins a dark romance, recalling All About Eve, where intimacy masks betrayal.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Green tackles serious issues such as emotional abuse and over-prescribing of drugs while still managing to keep the pages turning at a rapid rate.” —Booklist
“Fans of Green get everything they have come to expect and love in this psychological domestic drama: it’s fast paced and emotionally satisfying.” —Library Journal
ABOUT JANE GREEN
Jane Green’s sixteenth novel, Saving Grace, will be published on December 30th, 2014; she is the author of fifteen previous New York Times bestselling novels. Initially known for writing about single thirty-somethings, she has gone on to write mature stories about real women dealing with all the things life throws at them, with her trademark wisdom, wit and warmth.
A former feature writer for the Daily Express in the UK, Green took a leap in faith when she left, in 1996, to freelance and work on a novel. Seven months later, there was a bidding war for her first book, Straight Talking, the saga of a single career girl looking for the right man. The novel was an immediate top-ten bestseller in England, and Green was an overnight success.
Now in her forties, Green has graduated to more complex, character-driven novels that explore the concerns of real women’s lives, from marriage (The Other Woman) to motherhood (Another Piece of My Heart) to divorce, stepchildren, affairs, and most recently, midlife crises (Family Pictures and Tempting Fate).
She joined the ABC News team to write A Modern Fairytale – their first enhanced digital book – about the history of Royal marriages, then joined ABC News Radio as a live correspondent covering Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton. She has written a micro-series for Dove starring Alicia Keyes, many short stories, and has contributed to various anthologies, as well as regularly appearing on television shows including Good Morning America, The Martha Stewart show, and The Today Show.
Together with writing books and blogs, she contributes to various publications, both online and print, including Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan, and Self, has taught at writers conferences, and does regular keynote speaking.
A foodie and passionate cook, Green filled one of her books, Promises to Keep, with recipes culled from her own collection. She says she only cooks food that is “incredibly easy, but has to look as if you have slaved over a hot stove for hours.” This is because she has six children, and has realized that “when you have six children, nobody ever invites you anywhere.”
Most weekends see her cooking for a minimum of twenty people in her home in Westport, Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and their blended family. When she is not writing, cooking, gardening, filling her house with friends and herding chickens, she is usually thanking the Lord for caffeine-filled energy drinks.
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7 thoughts on “Spotlight/US Giveaway: Saving Grace by Jane Green”
I’ve only read one Green book but I enjoyed it.
I filled out the form for the giveaway twice, but it said it was unavailable both times so I don’t know if part of my info went through, all of it, or none of it.
Hi Vicki, I checked and your info was received twice. Not sure why you got the unavailable message. I hope if others get it they’ll also leave a comment.
I am not sure this is a book I would go out and buy for myself, although as a review option, it has definite potential, as it raises so many issues.
I cetainly wouldn’t accept another woman coming into our home and becoming that close to my husband. Paranoid or not, I would definitely think that something was going on!
The debate around prescribed medication, is always a rather prickly one, especially where mental health issues are concerned and I would be interested to see how the author handles this debate.
Thanks for sharing and have a Very happy New Year 🙂
The All About Eve reference grabbed my attention – I haven’t read any of Green’s books but I know she had a huge fan base.
Happy New Year, Yvonne!
I just finished reading this. It was a delightful change of pace from my usual choices. 🙂
I loved Saving Grace…and hope to read Tempting Fate soon. Jane Green has a way of transforming what might look like “chick lit” into stories that bring out all kinds of issues. I am always thoroughly engaged by her books.
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