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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Book Review: Saving Grace by Annie Jones

Saving Grace by Annie Jones is the story of four very different women and the friendship they share.  Naomi is afraid that her, Rose, Gayle, and Mary Lucille are growing apart.  She wants them to find a project, or common interest that will keep them together.  After New Bethany's Belle Gala Ball and the legend surrounding the town's eccentric recluse who dresses in her tattered ball gown and appears on her front porch every year on the night of the ball, Naomi gets an idea.  She decides that the four friends should work together to help Grace out.  Will her efforts to pull them together end up pushing them apart instead?

When I chose the book Saving Grace to review, I did not know that it was the sequel to another book called The Prayer Tree.  I spent over half of the book trying to figure out who was who and which women was married to which man.  Without reading The Prayer Tree first, I also had no real background into the lives of these four women or what really brought their friendship together in the first place.  The book has a  good story and ends with a wonderful messages about love, friendship, and putting your faith in God.   I would have liked to see more of Grace throughout the story.  The last four chapters of the book were the most enjoyable to me.  My recommendation is if you are interested in reading Saving Grace, you definitely will want to have read The Prayer Tree first.

I received a complimentary e book copy of Saving Grace from Waterbrook Multnomah for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation. 
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