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Amazing Grace Adams by Fran Littlewood – Book Review

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Amazing Grace Adams by Fran Littlewood

Genre: Fiction
Publisher:  Penguin Michael Joseph
Rating: 4’5/5

About The Book

Grace Adams is one bad day away from saving her life.
One hot summer day, stuck in traffic on her way to pick up the cake for her daughter’s sixteenth birthday party, Grace Adams snaps.
She doesn’t scream or break something or cry. She simply abandons her car and walks away.
But not from her life – towards it. To the daughter who won’t live with her anymore and has banned her from the party. To the husband divorcing her. Towards the terrible thing that has blown their family apart . . .
Today she’ll show her daughter that no matter how far we fall we can always get back up again. Because Grace Adams was amazing. Her husband and daughter once thought so. They and the world might have forgotten.
But Grace is about to remind them . . .

My Thoughts

Are you ready to meet Grace Adams? She will not leave you indifferent, don’t expect an extraordinary life, but one that will remember yours. Your ups and downs, your struggles, your fears…because we all are Grace Adams. That’s why this book is so powerful, because it has a little piece of all of us.
Grace Adams is not living her best moment; today is her daughter’s birthday and she is not invited to the party, she is divorcing her husband and the job she loves doesn’t satisfy her anymore.
Let’s be honest, we all have struggles in our life, but what do we do to stop them? This is the day that Grace decides that enough is enough and wants to take the reigns of her life. But, will it be so easy? You’ll have to read this book if you want to know the answer!
This is a very chaotic book, but it’s done on purpose. Told between different timelines, it shows how Grace’s life has changed through time till now. Her strengths and fierce love to her family, even if it seems that now it’s broken.
It is a book I read in just one stand, easy to fall in love with the story and wanting to know more. But don’t expect to be an easy read, this is a book that talks about mental health, illicit love and grief.
I have to say that I was surprised how this book trapped me, wanting to know more and how Grace will end her day… She deserves a happy ending, but life is full of unexpected things…
So, if you are ready to discover a new force in you, you should start reading it right now!

About The Author

Fran Littlewood has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London. She was taught by Andrew Motion and passed with distinction. Before that she worked as a journalist, including a stint at The Times.
She lives in London with her husband, an electronic music producer and composer, and their three girls. AMAZING GRACE is her debut novel.

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