Friday 20 December 2019

Amazing Grace by Kim Nash @KimTheBookworm @HeraBooks #AmazingGrace #BookReview

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.

Amazing Grace by Kim Nash was published digitally by Hera Books in April 2019. Now, I don't usually read digitally; I don't own an e-reader.  However, I really wanted to read this debut by fellow blogger Kim Nash, so downloaded the Kindle app to my phone and bought it.

It has taken me a while, and that is nothing at all to do with the book, but purely down to my inability to read quickly on that damn app! Maybe it's time to buy a Kindle ...... shrieks with horror!!

Anyway, back to the book.   Oh my days! I am so so glad that I read this. I loved it and the writing is so accomplished. It's perfectly structured, with a good dash of laugh-out-loud humour, combined with deeper and more emotional issues; the reader moves from tears of laughter, to tears of sadness throughout the book.

Lead character Grace is awesome. I'd so love to have her in my life. She's a good, kind woman who is devoted to her young son Archie. She's had it rough though, since the day that she caught her husband Mark smooching with his secretary. All her dreams and all her beliefs about their perfectly happy and contented life crashed down around her.
She's got through though and her and Archie are a great team. Does she need a new love interest? Well, her friend Monica certainly thinks so and her input creates some hilarious scenes of on-line dating exploits. I snorted with laughter.

Enter Vinnie. Oh, Vinnie .... I think I'm in love with him myself. He's everything that is perfect for Grace and he's pretty interested in her too. Archie however, is not so sure. He wants nothing more than for his Mum and Dad to get back together, and when Mark coming begging to Grace, and asks her to take him back; she's faced with a big, big decision. What to do?

These characters enter your heart and stay there. They are created so wonderfully; from odious Mark to delicious Vinnie. Archie is an absolute treat; his little boy ways combined with his utter devotion and loyalty to Grace is beautifully and realistically presented.

The author made me cry when she incorporates Grace's mother into the story. The feelings of loss and grief are palpable and I know for a fact that these scenes were written from the heart. Just beautiful.

Amazing Grace is a wonderful read. Kim Nash is a talented author and a welcome newbie to this genre, her writing reminds me of Jill Mansell's ... and she's one of my favourites.

Highly recommended.

Kim Nash is an author of feel-good, heart-warming, romantic comedies.

She lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture and is a book blogger at

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 was her debut novel with Hera Books and came out in April 2019.

Escape to Giddywell Grange is Kim's second novel and was published on September 18th 2019.

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