Thursday, March 27, 2014

On Grace by Susie Orman Schnall

Almost forty, Grace May, is a mom of two boys and wife of a successful man.     Then her whole world is shake.     With her boys finally in school all day, she finds a job she cannot wait to start, until she loses the job before it begins.    Then she gets more horrible news.   Grace struggles to get her life back on track and make herself happy again.

My Review:

This was a easy read.   I could relate easily to the stresses in Grace's life.   Being a mother and wife brings on everyday adventures but add on the extras in Grace's world and I am amazed she truly did lot crack under the pressure.   Whenever a person looks at herself it is easier to be critical of what you see rather than celebrate what you are.    I loved that at her birthday party her friends managed to tell her exactly why they are friends and how amazing Grace is.   Her resolution to become herself again was amazing.   I was excited that she grew throughout the story and was able to recognize that she was important and needed but that she had to be herself.

On Grace is a story of warmth and humor.   More importantly it is a story of a mom being more than just a mom; a wife being more than just a wife.     It is a story of true friendships.  I feel like anyone who reads this will sit back and have an ah ha moment and realize they can learn something.   Whether they learn how to be a better friend, wife, or just a better self; they will learn something.

I certainly recommend this book.  This is a book I will keep close by.  A book I will return to over and over.

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About Susie Orman Schnall

Originally from Los Angeles, Susie Orman Schnall graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. Schnall has written for national and local publications about parenting and health. She lives in New York with her husband and their three young boys. ON GRACE is her debut novel.  
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