FROM THE INTERIOR: INTROS/TEASERS – “SAVING GRACE”

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Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by Should Be Reading.

Today’s spotlight is shining on an ARC from Amazon Vine:  Saving Grace, by Jane Green.

 

 

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Intro:  There are only so many hours Grace can stay away from home.  Her husband’s car is still in the driveway when she pulls in, her heart sinking at the sight.  As if she should be surprised.  Where did she think he’d be going at six o’clock in the evening?  It was the triumph of hope over experience, she thought to herself.

Luck is not on her side today.  It wasn’t on her side this morning when she woke up to hear a door slamming downstairs and her husband bellowing her name, and it isn’t on her side now.

Although perhaps it is, she thinks, gingerly pulling up alongside his car and steeling herself for whatever might meet her inside.  Perhaps his mood will have changed.  Perhaps he will be the loving attentive husband the rest of the world sees, as long as they don’t get too close.

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Teaser:  The stack of bills have been piling up for weeks.  Last night, when the phone rang and it was an automated message saying their cable was about to be disconnected due to nonpayment of bills, Grace realized how disorganized things had become. (p. 73).

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Blurb:  Grace and Ted Chapman are widely regarded as the perfect literary power couple. Ted is a successful novelist and Grace, his wife of twenty years, is beautiful, stylish, carefree, and a wonderful homemaker. But what no one sees, what is churning under the surface, is Ted’s rages. His mood swings. And the precarious house of cards that their lifestyle is built upon. When Ted’s longtime assistant and mainstay leaves, the house of cards begins to crumble and Grace, with dark secrets in her past, is most vulnerable. She finds herself in need of help but with no one to turn to…until the perfect new assistant shows up out of the blue.  To the rescue comes Beth, a competent young woman who can handle Ted and has the calm efficiency to weather the storms that threaten to engulf the Chapman household. Soon, though, it’s clear to Grace that Beth might be too good to be true. This new interloper might be the biggest threat of all, one that could cost Grace her marriage, her reputation, and even her sanity.  With everything at stake and no one to confide in, Grace must find a way to save herself before it is too late.

Powerful and riveting, Saving Grace will have you on the edge of your seat as you follow Grace on her harrowing journey to rock bottom and back.
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What do you think?  Do the excerpts grab you and make you want to keep reading?  I know I am eager to continue…
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58 thoughts on “FROM THE INTERIOR: INTROS/TEASERS – “SAVING GRACE”

  1. My thoughts from the teaser is that being an adult is hard. Without a schedule, I’d probably forget to pay everything. But this relationship from the first blurb you shared makes me really nervous. It does not sound healthy. Hope you are enjoying the book!

    This week I’m diving into The Perilous Sea.

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    • Oh, I am sorry to hear about your niece, and the subject matter would probably be too painful. It is a sad reality of life that we don’t know what is going on behind closed doors. Thanks for stopping by, Kelley.

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