Amazing Grace – Kim Nash | @KimTheBookworm @HeraBooks

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, 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 – readers of Cathy Bramley, Jill Mansell and Josie Silver will love this uplifting read.

Amazing Grace was published on the 10th April 2019 by Hera Books. Many thanks to the publisher for my copy of the book via NetGalley for review.

Amazing Grace is a beautiful, uplifting read about moving on and finding yourself again after heartbreak. The perfect holiday read so you can get lost in the story because Grace and co. will make you want to devour this book in one sitting!

When we meet Grace, she’s facing the prospect of another Archie free day with melancholy as when he’s at his Dad’s, Grace feels utterly lost and counting down the hours until he returns. Grace has split up from Archie’s philandering father who is now living with his mistress. Grace loves her job at an estate agent and enjoys walking Becks, their faithful dog but still feels that something is missing. I’m sure that everyone can relate to Grace which makes her so utterly loveable.

Grace’s best friend decides that she needs some fun reinjecting back into her life and encourages her to go on some blind dates – with hilarious consequences! Fortunately, the lovely Vinnie turns up who is a refreshing change from her dreadful dates and her arrogant ex-husband! Vinnie comes to Grace’s house to look at a landscape gardening job and certainly attracts Grace’s attention. I loved Vinnie (to be fair it’s hard not too!), he immediately comes across as a genuine bloke who cares about family and has honourable intentions towards Grace.

Interspersed between the present-day narrative were messages from Grace’s mum which were so touching (and funny at times!), a wonderful way of bringing her voice into the overall story.

What struck me most about this book is how it comes to life from the page, I felt like Grace was a good friend and was rooting for her to trust Vinnie and give up her heart after Mark shattered the perfect life that she thought she had. Amazing Grace is such a feel-good read which is beautifully written – I was sad to come to the end and have to say goodbye to Grace and Archie. I look forward to reading more from Kim Nash.

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 side-lines 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.

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