I’m super excited to be on this blog tour, and knew I had to read this as soon as it was available.. Amazing Grace by Kim Nash is an absolute smasher of a debut!

the blurb

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.

Where to buy: Amazon ~ Kobo ~ Apple

my review

I absolutely bloody loved this book! This gave me all the feels….from crying to laughing out loud.

The blurb gives you a really great oversight of this book, and I don’t want go give away anymore of the detail because this is a book that you really should read!

I have so much praise for this book; so let’s start with the characters…… Grace is such a beautiful soul! She has had her confidence knocked, her heartbroken and has lost all her self-esteem.  She will do anything for anyone and absolutely adores her son.  Thank god for her wonderful friend Monica, who helps to rebuild her (and is mildly annoying but loveable along the way – I’d kill her if she was my friend!).  Vinnie sounds gorgeous and like the type of bloke everyone woman dreams of – a proper Prince Charming; Mark is an absolute arsehole (definitely a frog!) and I just wanted to punch him in the face!!  Some of the minor characters are hilarious (and some also need punching in the face) and Vinnie’s family is amazing! There are so many people I’d love to meet in real life!  Archie is adorable, and actually vaguely reminds me of my best friends son who is a little charmer at heart; and I love Becks!

The storyline is wonderful, heart warming and tear-jerking all at the same time.  I was routing for Grace to do the right thing for her all the way through, instead of trying to please others all the time.  At the end of each chapter there is a little note (I’m not saying who from or what they were about) but I was in tears more than once – an absolute beautiful piece to add to the narrative, and very close to Nash’s heart (I would imagine from the note at the beginning).

This book is honestly just beautiful.  Many parts of it felt real to me, and it really does give you a sense of real life…what with the heart break, loss, day to day life, and struggles of a single mum.  This is a fantastic, heartwarming tale of love, family, heartbreak, loss, second chances and realising dreams.  100% highly recommended by me!

rating

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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

Social Media Links:  Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

tour hosted by:

Rachel’s Random Resources

Thank you to Rachel for inviting me to take part in the tour; and a massive thanks to Kim and the publisher for providing a digital copy of the book in return for an honest review.  All views are my own and are unbiased.

Don’t forget to check out the other reviews from all the amazing bloggers above 🙂

Happy Monday all, and thanks for reading.

Chelle x

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