It’s a pleasure to review Kim Nash’s debut novel Amazing Grace today. I have known Kim (in the virtual world) almost since I started blogging when I read and reviewed books from publishers Bookouture, where she is PR & social media manager. She also blogs as Kim the Bookworm and now she has written her own novel! You can see from the number of bloggers who have jumped at the chance to take part in the tour just how respected Kim is.
Amazing Grace tells the story of single mum Grace. She works hard at an estate agents and absolutely adores her son Archie and their dog Becks – named after David Beckham of course! Life has been hard at times for her with losing her beloved mum to cancer and her marriage splitting up due her her husband Mark’s infidelity.
There is something in Grace which I think every woman will identify with. Whether it’s being a working mum, a single parent, or looking after her boy and the dog and cleaning the constant mess that seems to follow them, or lacking in self confidence about looks and ability, I think there’s a little bit of Grace in all of us.
We all need a Monica and a Ruth in our lives. Friends who support and empower us are so important. We don’t need a Mark! He was such an unpleasant character, so self centred and always putting Grace down. And we all need a Vinnie, someone who will love and cherish us for what we are, someone who puts us at the centre and will encourage us that we can do whatever we set our hearts and minds on.
Amazing Grace is a heart-warming and uplifting story. You will be cheering Grace on as gradually she begins to believe in herself again, and to stand-up for herself. And although I didn’t know the author’s mum of course but I’m sure she would be as proud of Kim as we can see Grace’s mum is of her in this book.
My thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my review copy of the book and inviting me to take part in the tour. Amazing Grace is published by Hera Books and available to buy now. Buying links are below and at the time of writing it is available to buy for a mere 99p!
From the back of the book
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.
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 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
Connect with Kim on Social Media here:
Twitter: (@KimTheBookworm) https://twitter.com/KimTheBookworm
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