Grace May is actually excited about turning forty in a few months. Now that her boys are both in school and she has a stimulating new writing job, the next chapter in her life can finally begin. She can't wait to rediscover the intelligent woman buried under the layers of mother and wife. But when Grace suddenly loses her job and receives unexpected news, she stands to lose everything: her marriage, her best friend, and her sense of self. By her fortieth birthday party, Grace will realize who and what matter most. With laughter. With tears. With grace.
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
Grace May is happily married and the mom of two boys, now she's about to embark upon her fortieth birthday. Not only that, but she's looking forward to some new changes in her life. Both of her children will finally be in school all day, which opens up her days allowing her to return into the work force. She's been looking forward to this and the perfect job falls into her lap. Within one week, not only does she lose the job before she even gets the chance to begin, her world begins to unravel and fall apart.
"On Grace" is a wonderful story about dealing with a crisis while finding one's self and path at the age of forty. Grace is an amazing character that every woman can connect with in some way. She teaches us about forging on, and forgiveness and not succumbing to everyone's expectations. This book had moments of laughter and moments of tears, as Grace rationalizes her family crisis and comes to terms with her situation. This is a great chick lit novel, one that is quite meaningful that every woman will enjoy.
About the Author:
Originally from Los Angeles, Susie Orman Schnall graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. Schnall has written for national and local publications about parenting and health. She lives in New York with her husband and their three young boys. ON GRACE is her debut novel.
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