Stolen Grace: Part One
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Part One of the USA TODAY bestseller Stolen Grace
Stolen Grace is an emotionally-charged suspense novel about the terrifying consequences of a mother's split-second decision. A brilliant balancing act of human drama and psychological thriller, Stolen Grace is the gut-wrenching story of a family caught in a web of deceit.
"Stolen Grace is a literary gem. Not since Emma Donoghue's novel Room have I felt so close to a fictional child"--- Smart Books Reviews
"Emotional, evocative and richly atmospheric - Stolen Grace is a novel that will touch your heart. A must read for any mother"-- Hot off The Press
"Arianne Richmonde's powerful story of love, loss, redemption, and against-all-odds triumph will leave you . . . breathless." -- The Literary Lovers
What it means to be a parent, what it takes to save your family.
A marriage on the rocks.
Their little daughter caught in between.
And a woman who will stop at nothing.
Sylvia and Tommy Garland and their five-year-old daughter Grace have moved from the bright lights of New York City to the peaceful wilderness of the Wyoming countryside. But with the recession on their heels, Tommy leaves for LA for a job interview, and Ruth, a friend of Sylvia's comes to stay.
In an unexpected turn of events, a family tragedy forces Sylvia to leave Ruth in charge of little Grace for just one day. A decision that will tear their lives apart.
Stolen Grace is a roller coaster of emotions with twists and turns, a tale of lies and deception, of redemption and forgiveness.
Too many mindless explanations for every action.
I'm baffled by the different directions this story is going. It's all over the place. One minute talking about infidelity. To baking pie. To working away from home. To a time when they adopted Grace. To Valentines Day.
This author talks everything to death. She over shares every detail of every conversation as if I could not fill in the blanks myself. It did not keep my attention. I had to keep skimming through the material because she over explains everything.
Hard to buy into the premise of the story which quite frankly I never understood with the multi layers of plots running. Her dad dying, her husband traveling, her Skype sessions with Ruth, and her writing. What was I suppose to focus on?
The setup for the marriage was a minor distraction from the main plot. The build up to the main plot took forever. What's with all this reminiscing in the house? More delays.
The title implies what the story is about. The entire story is setting the scene for when Grace is actually stollen.
The authors thought process was all over the place. She went from one topic to the next. The authors thought process was so random. Her analogies are so odd and out of place.
I believe this was a free sample of the story consisting of the first 29 chapters. I would love to know what happened but at the rate these few chapters were written I could not fathom reading anymore. The story telling abilities need some cleaning up.