Can you believe it has been one year since the fabulous Amazing Grace by Kim Nash was published? In fact the title is just perfect for the story as it is simply amazing. I fell in love with the authors writing in this stunning debut. If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading it yet, then you really should.
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 on her doorstep, 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 for the better – readers of Cathy Bramley, Jill Mansell and Josie Silver will love this uplifting read.
Once in a while, a book comes along that you fall head over heels in love with and which you utterly adore and this is that book.
The author has created a protagonist who is down to earth, relatable, likeable and I absolutely loved her. In fact there were just so many things I loved. From her son Archie, her dog Becks, her dreams and aspirations. Hell, I wanted to be her!
By the end of the novel I felt like the characters were dear friends. I laughed, cried and had a whole array of emotions going on. The author touches on the subject of grief and boy do some things really hit home when reading this novel. Whilst you may be wrong in thinking it is going to be a bit morbid, it is far from it, as this really is a light hearted read that really packs a punch.
Vinnie is a fabulous love interest of who, will have all readers wanting one in their lives. He really is a dream boat and I found myself helplessly falling in love with the idea of him. Monica, Grace’s friend, now I’m not sure whether I should use the term loosely as her help with getting Grace on the dating scene is something I certainly would not be grateful for. It does make for some hilarious reading though. If anything it made the two women’s friendship more authentic.
Amazing Grace is this years must read! It is fun, witty, emotional, romantic and full to the brim with all different types of love. It totally stole my heart and with out a doubt will be one of my top reads of 2019. An outstanding debut from an author whose books I can not wait to see more of.
You can purchase a copy of Amazing Grace HERE.
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 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
Everyone’s talking about Amazing Grace:
‘I laughed, I cried, I was inspired and I related A LOT to Grace. The storyline was engrossing and I sat and read this in ONE sitting – that’s how GREAT this book is.’ Crime Book Junkie
‘the perfect book to read if you are looking for an uplifting book, one that’s beautifully written. If you are feeling down and need a big dose of sunshine in your life then Amazing Grace is definitely the book for you.’ The Book Review Café
‘If you want to be smiling 2% into a story, Amazing Grace is the book for you… a delightfully refreshing, funny, heart-warming and poignant story.’ Sheryl Browne, author of The Babysitter
‘a beautiful, uplifting read about moving on and finding yourself again after heartbreak… Grace and co. will make you want to devour this book in one sitting! Have Books, Will Read
‘This is a truly fun romantic comedy, with great characters and laugh out loud moments.’ Splashes into Books
‘There is something in Grace which I think every woman will identify with…a heart-warming and uplifting story.’ Portobello Book Blog
‘This is Women’s Fiction at its best!’ Jessica’s Book Biz
‘I absolutely bloody loved this book! This gave me all the feels…from crying to laughing out loud.’ Curled Up With a Good Book
‘You know when you pick up a book and it just scoops you up into a big hug? That is what Amazing Grace was like for me.’ Booking Good Read
‘Amazing Grace is a smashing story and I really recommend it. I thought it was warm, funny and uplifting. I’m glad I’ve had it in my life.’ Linda’s Book Bag
‘What an outstanding debut. Amazing Grace is uplifting, funny and heart-warming…I loved every minute of reading this.’ Between the Pages Book Club
‘Highly recommended for anyone who wants a book full of heart and hope, I wholeheartedly loved this’ Novel Gossip