Tuesday 30 September 2014

Review: Saving Grace by Jane Green

Saving Grace by Jane Green
Publisher: Macmillan
Release date: 25 September 2014
Rating: *****
Back cover blurb: A perfect stranger wants her perfect life. 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 ambitious younger woman. Is Grace just paranoid, as her husband tells her, or is there more to Beth than first thought? 

Shamefully I haven't read any Jane Green for a while. It's funny how when you start a book blog you suddenly become aware of all these authors that you "used" to read and haven't thought about in a while.

Well I am very ashamed of myself!

Green has definitely still got it, and I will be trawling through her back catalogue for those I haven't yet had the pleasure of reading.

I digress...

Saving Grace is a beautiful novel about relationships, trusts and heartbreak.

Grace Chapman is as calm and serene as her namesake on the outside, but on the inside she is chaotic, disorganised and forgetful but she has a heart of gold. The kind of woman that we would all love for a best friend.

Grace is the kind of person that would do anything for anyone.

The kind of person that could be hurt badly by unwittingly letting the wrong person into her life.

When her husband desperately needs a new P.A. Beth seems too good to be true.

Neither of them want to rush into anything, but both Ted and Grace are in their own ways bogged down with work, Beth is like all of their Christmases come at once, and they don't hesitate to hire her.

A god-send at first, both Ted and Grace sings Beth's praises to anyone who will listen,  but then little by little Grace's life begins to unravel, at the hands of the most unlikely culprit.

Is Beth the wrong answer after all? 

Saving Grace is available to buy now from Amazon online and all good book shops.

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Thank you to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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