A Little Bit of Grace by Phoebe Fox
Grace Adams is in a bit of a rut. After the death of her mother, her father leaving them for another woman, and her husband doing the same, Grace finds herself totally alone and lost. She finds solace running her family’s estate planning law firm, and helping others plan for the worst. In the wake of the discovery that her husband has left her for his college sweetheart, she finds a postcard in the mail addressed to her mother, which reveals an aunt she never knew existed. Millie, Grace’s great aunt, invites her to stay with her in Cypress Key, Florida. Needing a vacation and an escape from the bombshell her husband just dropped on her, Grace agrees and sets out for Florida.
I loved this story more than words can express. It was like a hug in book form and features some of the most wonderful characters. Told entirely in the first person from Grace’s perspective, Grace is such a wonderful and caring character. At the beginning, I felt so bad for her, but by the end I was rooting for her, excited to see what was next for her, and sad to say goodbye. As much as I liked Grace, her larger than life Aunt Millie was my favorite character. With secrets of her own, Millie is a hoot and a half. What I loved most about her was her unapologetic way of being herself. It was so refreshing and lovely to read.
I highly recommend A Little Bit of Grace to fans of Katherine Center and Jojo Moyes, as well as anyone who enjoyed Dear Emmie Blue. I felt myself drawing a lot of similarities between those two, in a good way. They are totally different stories but evoke similar emotions.
Thank you to Berkley Books for providing me with a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.