Tuesday, March 8, 2016

may I present to you...

is this not the most gorgeous cover ever...

Sufficient Grace, the third of Jessica Greyson's novels. 
{Make sure you check out her beautiful website and get in on the give-aways that are happening with this new release!} 
I've been waiting for this story to be published for almost 5 years, and I can't even say how thrilled I am that it can now be read by everyone!

I started Sufficient Grace expecting a Western, with outlaws and sheriffs and deputies and gun fights and horses and some of the sweet romance that Jessica Greyson manages to weave into all her stories - these things are all present and accounted for. There are also school teachers, parties, a delightfully ridiculous best friend, and a horrific family secret. Out of all of these parts, Jessica has managed to create a story that is far more than a typical Western. 

Grace is no Cassandra or Annabeth. She has no dealings with kings or wars to save her country. She is not skilled with weapons. Perhaps partially because of this, her character hit far closer to home for me. The battle she wages is for her family, for her heart, for her very life - and she has been very, very broken. The stubborn strength that keeps her going was painful to see, but in the midst of her hurt she is lovable, and by the end Grace had become one of my favorite female characters of all time. 

Mitch is a main character who is far sweeter and more spiritually grounded than either Taleon or Ransom (I have to say it, much as I love them), which is exactly the kind of friend that Grace needs. At first I found him so good as to be irritating - I was on Grace's side, and wanted him to back off with his niceties and his hope, to leave her alone in the reality he did not seem to understand. But eventually she (and I) learned what exactly lay behind his cheerful smile and /why/ he was so desperate to reach her, and I could no longer fault him for his persistence. 

This is a story I love, and it is the kind that steals your heart before you realize what happened. The effect certain stories have on your life cannot well be reduced to a simple book review, and Sufficient Grace is one of those stories. 

Go check it out yourself:


3 thoughts shared:

Jessica Greyson said...

Thank you darling! You said it BEAUTIFULLY!!!!<3 THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

Faith said...

Sounds like a really good story. I need to add this my my TBR list. :D

Katherine Sophia said...

Thank you for letting me read this story years ago, Jessica. :)

You absolutely should, Faith. XD


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