A heartfelt story about family, forgiveness, and starting over when the happy ending ends - and handling it all with a little bit of grace.
Family is everything - Grace Adams McHale's mom must have said it to her a thousand times before she died. Before Grace's dad ran off with an aspiring actress half his age. Before only-child Grace found out she was unable to have children of her own. Before Brian - her childhood best friend, business partner, and finally her husband - dropped a "bombshell" on her in the form of her stunning new replacement.
Which means Grace now has...nothing.
Until she receives a letter from a woman claiming to be a relative Grace never knew she had, sending her on a journey from the childhood home she had to move back into, to a Florida island to meet a total stranger who embraces her as family. There, Grace starts to uncover answers about the eccentric woman her family never mentioned: a larger-than-life octogenarian who is the keeper of a secret held for more than 50 years, and the ultimate inspiration to always be true to yourself. As Grace gets to know this woman and picks up the pieces of her own shattered life, she is forced to question whether she can find forgiveness for the unforgivable.
"Secrets, rejection, and betrayal are no match for the powers of forgiveness in this charming novel." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A Little Bit of Grace reads just like the setting it so wonderfully invokes - sunny, warm, and bright, with healthy doses of adventure and wisdom thrown in for good measure. Phoebe Fox conjures delightful characters in intricate, unusual relationships who populate a story that feels like sifting sand between your toes and is the perfect book to read while doing so." (Laurie Frankel, New York Times best-selling author of Goodbye for Now and This Is How It Always Is)
"A Little Bit of Grace is a deeply poignant emotional journey punctuated with humor, warmth and an irresistible irreverence. A rare, feel-good novel that you'll urgently want to press into the hands of friends and family. I adored it." (Karin Gillespie, author of Love Literary Style)