A Little Bit Of Grace by Phoebe Fox
Published: August 11, 2020 – Berkley
E-galley courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley
Family is everything—Grace Adams McHale’s mom must have said it to her a thousand times before she died. Before Grace’s dad ran off with an aspiring actress half his age. Before only-child Grace found out she was unable to have children of her own. Before Brian—her childhood best friend, business partner, and finally her husband—dropped a “bombshell” on her in the form of her stunning new replacement.
Which means Grace now has…nothing.
Until she receives a letter from a woman claiming to be a relative Grace never knew she had, sending her on a journey from the childhood home she had to move back into, to a Florida island to meet a total stranger who embraces her as family. There, Grace starts to uncover answers about the eccentric woman her family never mentioned: a larger-than-life octogenarian who is the keeper of a secret held for more than fifty years, and the ultimate inspiration to always be true to yourself. As Grace gets to know this woman and picks up the pieces of her own shattered life, she is forced to question whether she can find forgiveness for the unforgivable. (publisher)
My take: Grace married the boy next door, her best friend, and they practiced law in the same firm. A HEA if I ever read one. And then Grace’s husband told her he wasn’t happy and they divorced. There’s more to their story and when faced with the last straw Grace realized she needed a change of scenery. She flew to Florida to visit her (newly found) great-aunt Milly. I loved Milly and Grace and the way they got to know each other. Milly had a lot to teach Grace and Grace was family that Milly didn’t know she had – what a gift! This is a story about finding the courage to take a new direction. It’s about trusting yourself first and accepting (some) change as a new normal. I loved this heartfelt story and recommend to fans of women’s fiction. I can’t wait to see what Phoebe Fox writes next.
10 thoughts on “A Little Bit Of Grace”
I’m about 70% done. I’m loving it too…and I’m a man! It reminds me of Allie Larkin’s Swimming for Sunlight. If you haven’t read it, I would recommend you take a look.
Lloyd (408) 348-4849
It’s on my wish list, Lloyd. Thanks for the reminder! I hope you and yours are well. We are here in the middle 🙂
This sounds like a read for me. I’ve seen it somewhere else as well, can’t remember but maybe only on NG. Will chase it up!
A memorable read, for sure!
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And I’ve just bought it in audiobook form and will begin listening to it very soon. I generally find if you like it I will too.
LOVED it as well; I would defintely read more by this author.
I love stories that take us to unexpected places. The characters sound delightful!
It really is a delight. I think you’d love it, Laurel!
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