At age 15, a horrific fire left Grace Jensen scarred and highly sensitive to the pain of anyone she touches. Thirteen years later, living with her hoarder mother and half-in-love with her former doctor, her long-absent best friend, Marly Kennet, returns to town and convinces Grace to make a leap-of-faith trip to Las Vegas. There, Grace discovers she doesn’t only feel others’ pain, she can heal it. This healing gift soon turns darker when the truth of Marly’s past and the fire that scarred Grace is revealed, pushing the boundaries of loyalty and exposing both women to danger.
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Grace Jensen has endured years of surgeries since that fateful night she was disfigured due to a treehouse fire. Now 13 years later, her childhood best friend, the only person that truly remembers what transpired the night of the fire, reappears for her grandmother’s funeral. She convinces Grace to stay with her in Las Vegas for awhile. This becomes an awakening of sorts for Grace, as she learns not only does she feel other people’s pain, she can heal them. Her trip to Vegas is anything but uneventful as she meets new things and learns more about Marly. How will she react when secrets are revealed? What really happened on the night of the fire?
I loved the premise of this book, it truly spoke to me. One of the things that I got out of this novel is that sometimes all isn’t as it seems. Sometimes people have scars on the inside, but they are very good at hiding it. This was a great novel that kept me wondering what could possibly go wrong. My heart broke for Grace when all of the secrets came to light. It keeps you guessing right up until the very end. The characters are amazing, although I was left hanging about the relationship between Adam and Grace, I wish they were people I could pop in on to see if they made it.
About the Author
Author of FORGED IN GRACE, Jordan E. Rosenfeld learned early on that people prefer a storyteller to a know-it-all. She channeled any Hermione-esque tendencies into a career as a writing coach, editor and freelance journalist and saves the Tall Tales for her novels. She lives in Northern California with her Batman-obsessed son and Psychologist husband.
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