Amazing Grace by Kim Nash
‘Romantic, uplifting and full of heart’ Cathy Bramley, author of A Vintage Summer
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.
Praise for Amazing Grace:
‘A gentle and charming debut’ Milly Johnson, author of The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew
I have been looking forward to reading this debut novel so much and finally, I got to settle myself down and enter the world of Grace Carnegie. I knew from the blurb that Amazing Grace would be my kind of book. I like to have my emotions pushed to their limits, I like to feel the small hairs rise on the back of my neck and that moment you feel your nose prickle just before the tears come. I felt all of this and so much more.
I loved the relationship between Grace and her son Archie, OMG does she love that boy! The account of Grace’s introduction to online dating was cringeworthy, heartwarming and flipping hilarious. Then along came Vinnie, the gorgeous gardener and the answer to Grace’s prayers, or is he just too good to be true?
The beautifully written messages from Grace’s mum in heaven really tore at my heartstrings. I could feel the words of encouragement pushing Grace forward to a better life and giving her the confidence to step out of her comfort zone. I think these words especially will resonate with anyone who is suffering the raw pain of grief.
I loved that Grace was just a normal relatable person who anyone would love as a best friend. She likes a few gin and tonics, she’s a few pounds overweight and her bra and pants don’t always match, but that is just what makes her so refreshingly authentic!
Of course, this wouldn’t be Waggy Tales without mentioning Grace’s constant companion, her lovely dog Becks. He was often a shoulder to cry on when Grace was upset and lonely and stayed by her side throughout.
Overall a warm, delicately scripted story which stays with you long after you read the last page.
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 http://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 came out in April 2019