Saving Grace by Jane Green

21853667 Saving Grace by Jane Green

**This review is based on an ARC from Netgalley. The book releases on Dec. 30, 2014.

Grace is the wife of a (former) bestselling author, Ted, and they are losing their ever-faithful, reliable family assistant at the beginning of this story.  Grace is unsure how they will replace her, as she is the only one who can calm Ted in his fits and can keep Grace organized in her busy life. At a gala, it seems too good to be true that they meet Beth, a younger and plain woman who seems thrilled to take on the task and says that she “isn’t happy unless she’s busy!”….well, we all know what they say about things that seem too good to be true.  Grace has always feared that she will wind up crazy like her mother, a woman who was diagnosed with manic depression/bipolar disorder, and it seems her fears start to come true as the story progresses.  Is it really happening to her now or is something else going on? She has had a nagging feeling about Beth that she can’t seem to put her finger on.  As she is trying to figure out her own life, she reconnects with old “family” in England and is able to piece together what is truly going on and tries to save her family.  This was one of those stories that I wanted to keep reading and reading late into the night to find out what happened next.  It was not action-packed or adventurous, but it was intriguing and though I knew what was essentially going on, it was interesting to find out the details.  I would recommend this to family and other adult women.  There is nothing overtly inappropriate about the book, I just don’t think my high schoolers would be as interested. Overall, it was a very enjoyable read!

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