28 August 2015

Book Review: Saving Grace by Jane Green

I started Saving Grace back in June on my summer holiday in Greece as my second sun lounging book, but like most people I returned to the daily hum drum and the book sat on my bedside table collecting dust for weeks. Until I decided I was going to put down my iPhone, stop re-freshing the Facebook newsfeed, turn off the TV and start reading again. I forgotten how much I love reading, to have a few minutes of me time and switch off from everyday life escaping into someone else’s world is pretty blissful.

The world I escaped into was Grace Chapman an English woman in America married to well-known writer Ted Chapman. It starts with Ted needing a new assistant and in walks Beth who is not what everyone seems. She’s far too perfect and things start falling apart for Grace. The story takes her back to England to escape to Dorset with her old university friend’s mother Lydia and stay in Sherborne. For those who know me, I went to school just outside Sherborne at Leweston, so the references to Sherborne feel like home. Anyhow, Grace heads back to the US to sort things out with Ted and get to the bottom of Beth’s behaviour. Where she ends up… well, I’ll let you read the book to find out what happens.

Not only is Saving Grace a laid back chick lit read, most chapters have a recipe to the food that Grace whips up in the book and skimming through them, they all seem pretty straightforward to bake/cook.

Anyone else read Saving Grace or any other books by Jane Green? What did you think?

I’ve just ordered my next batch of books courtesy of my Tesco Boost points and look forward to receiving: Lindsey Kelk’s – Always the Bridesmaid, Sophie Kinsella’s - Shopaholic to the Stars and Caitlin Moran’s – How to Build a Girl. Plus I bought one of Mary Berry’s books. Anyone read any of these? What did you think?

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