‘A gentle and charming debut’ Milly Johnson, author of The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew
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.
Everyone’s talking about Amazing Grace:
‘Romantic, uplifting and full of heart’ Cathy Bramley, author of A Vintage Summer
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
When a relationship ends there is a hole left but it is one where the real you has been hiding and it is time to waken it up. Grace thought she had the perfect marriage but her cheating husband had thought differently. So Grace was starting life over now with just their son Archie and the family dog Becks.
This is Kim Nash’s debut novel and it is truly amazing. I loved Grace straight away because I connected with his on every single level. The heart-break of betrayal followed by the uncertainty that you simple can’t do this on your own. The person she wanted to talk to most, her mum, had sadly died years before and she needed her more than ever now. Oh how I knew that feeling too, it is one that you have to experience to realise the sadness you feel. I loved that the author found the mystical possibility of her mum being there at her side, it really brought a tear to my eyes and a smile.
The story has some absolute wonderful little cheeky moments of double meaning delights in the exchanges between Grace and Vinnie that made me laugh. Vinnie is a character that made me go weak at the knees as well as he did for Grace. Grace wasn’t going to go into a relationship straight away with someone though, she had to dip her toes in this pool of men before jumping in with both feet. Her bestie signs her up for a dating agency which is hilarious. there I was this time crying with laughing.
There were so many cringeable moments in the story, with the choices that Grace made, all for self-sacrifice for what she thinks will make Archie happy because he is Grace’s constant love in her life, no matter what else happens. I really liked how his feelings and fears were explored in the story too, not something that many stories do.
This book felt like the author knew my inner thoughts and feelings as she had connected to every single one that I had experienced myself. A beautiful story with brilliant characters, but with one that is truly Amazing!
HERE IS A LITTLE 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 will be out on 10th April 2019