Thursday, 23 October 2014

Saving Grace by Jane Green

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley.
Saving Grace
Blurb (from Goodreads):
From the number one bestselling author of Tempting Fate and The Accidental Husband, comes Jane Green's stunning new novel about a shattered marriage and a devastating betrayal.
Grace Chapman has the perfect life, living comfortably with her husband, bestselling author Ted, in a picture-perfect farmhouse on the Hudson River in New York State.Then Ted advertises for a new assistant, and Beth walks into their lives. Organized, passionate and eager to learn, Beth quickly makes herself indispensable to Ted and his family. But Grace soon begins to feel side-lined in her home - and her marriage - by this glamorous, ambitious younger woman.
Grace becomes increasingly distressed, as nobody around her believes that Beth could mean any threat.Is Grace just paranoid, as her husband tells her, or is there more to Beth than first thought? Then an unexpected email from Beth's former employer changes everything. What is Beth really capable of? Can Grace get her life back? And what if she realizes it's no longer the life she wants?


Saving Grace by Jane Green

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


Saving Grace(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley.)
Grace has been married to Ted for 25 years, and the last thing she expected was for his new assistant to break up their marriage, and claim that Grace is mentally ill.
Will Grace ever get her life back? And does she really want it back?


This was a really interesting story about one woman’s battle to get her life back, when another woman tries to push her out of her marriage and home.

Grace was an interesting character in this and I felt really sorry for her. She had so much to deal with just with her husband, without Beth coming along to try and make things worse! I did wonder at times if Grace was imagining some of what was going on, because of her history of mental health issues, but at the same time Beth came across as a little conniving.

The storyline in this was quite interesting, but I did find the pace a little slow, especially at the beginning. Once the story got going it did pick up a bit, and I got really involved in the story. I couldn’t quite believe how manipulative Beth was, and how she pushed Grace out of her own house and marriage! It really was shocking the way things went, and I felt so sorry for Grace.

There was a little bit of romance in this, but not a lot, and the story wasn’t really focused on the romance.

The ending was okay, although it wasn’t really what I expected. It was nice that Grace finally ended up happy though.
Overall; an interesting story about one woman’s battle to get her life back,
7 out of 10.


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