Thursday, December 25, 2014

ARC Review + Giveaway (INT!)! Saving Grace by Jane Green ♥

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Saving Grace
Jane Green

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  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (December 30, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1250047331
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250047335
  • Genre: Literary Fiction, Thriller
  • Pre-Order: Amazon | Barnes & Nobles 

  • Synopsis: Grace and Ted Chapman are widely regarded as the perfect literary power couple. Ted is a successful novelist and Grace, his wife of twenty years, is beautiful, stylish, carefree, and a wonderful homemaker. But what no one sees, what is churning under the surface, is Ted’s rages. His mood swings. And the precarious house of cards that their lifestyle is built upon. When Ted’s longtime assistant and mainstay leaves, the house of cards begins to crumble and Grace, with dark secrets in her past, is most vulnerable. She finds herself in need of help but with no one to turn to…until the perfect new assistant shows up out of the blue.  To the rescue comes Beth, a competent young woman who can handle Ted and has the calm efficiency to weather the storms that threaten to engulf the Chapman household. Soon, though, it’s clear to Grace that Beth might be too good to be true. This new interloper might be the biggest threat of all, one that could cost Grace her marriage, her reputation, and even her sanity.  With everything at stake and no one to confide in, Grace must find a way to save herself before it is too late. Powerful and riveting, Jane Green's Saving Grace will have you on the edge of your seat as you follow Grace on her harrowing journey to rock bottom and back.

  • Jane Green is one of my favorite authors, and I'm glad Saving Grace does not fail to disappoint. Her novels always seem to be well-written, and she attains your attention right away from the first page. Grace Chapman has the perfect life with her husband Ted .. on the outside only. Their private life consists of Ted's mood swings and rage, although, he is not abusive. Grace has a few dark secrets of her own that no one knows, not even her husband. 

  • From the beginning of the chapter, you can imagine the tension Grace goes through. I couldn't understand why Grace stayed in this marriage for so long, twenty-five years to be exact - she's successful herself without her husband. I realized, that she's fragile and not as strong as she should have been. Grace soon needs a new assistant and then right along comes Beth.. Beth seems like a perfect replacement for her old assistant, and then slowly, Beth starts to take over Grace's life.

  • I liked Grace, I thought she was talented and I loved reading her cooking recipes. Although, I did feel that she was Ted's doormat at times. Grace is a weak and a vulnerable character, no one can save her except herself. Her vulnerability is based on her fears and her dark secrets. Saving Grace is a story about a woman who's life is stolen from her, her role from Ted's life is taken away by another woman. I thoroughly enjoyed this read from beginning to the end.
  • The plot and concept of the novel isn't original and somewhat predictable towards the end, I did like the ending though, but I wasn't too keen on what happened with Beth afterwards. I've seen this concept plenty of times in movies, but it's always great reading about it. I was hooked on reading Saving Grace beginning to the end, I could not wait to find out what happens next in Grace's life. 
  • I hated the character Beth, I'm guessing she has some psychological disorder. Beth and Ted deserved each other, they're both manipulative and selfish. I liked it when Grace built her courage and confidence up to fight her own battle, and get her life on the right path. Saving Grace deals with deceit, mental illness, body image, and downright evil people. Although, I'm not a huge fan of the cover, but it is still a good read.

The more entries you enter for the giveaway below, the better. 
However, they are not required though - there is a free entry for everyone. 
The giveaway prize is a paperback copy(INT.)
Contest ends on January 12!
-The winner will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter! 
-Please enter only from one email.
-The winner has 48 hours to reply, before I randomly chose another winner. 
Best wishes :)

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Disclosure: Review Copy was sent free of charge courtesy of St. Martin's Press.

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” —J.K. Rowling


  1. Great review. I have this one waiting for me to review. I always enjoy Jane Green's books, too.

    1. Thank you & yay, another Jane Green lover!

  2. Great review! I have never heard of Jane Green, but now that I have I know I'm going to have to pick up one of her books. This one sounded really good!

    1. All of her books usually re good, hope you enjoy reading this one :)

  3. This sounds like a promising book! It may be unoriginal but every now and again I indulge myself with a pretty common and normal book which may follow a pattern that others already do. Maybe having a fragile main character is a good thing because we always see strong female characters, but I am interested in knowing what a fragile one might do in such a situation. Thanks for the giveaway as well :D

    1. You welcome, I liked reading Saving Grace - I hope you like it as well ♥ Fragile heroines are good to read about as well, I just don't like it when they require rescuing from a man :(

  4. Great review! (And funny gif haha) I'm intrigued about that main character and why she stayed in her relationship so long. I shall unravel her character! Hmm, I don't remember reading anything by this author before but, wow, her name is so close to the ''John Green'' one :P Thank you for the giveaway :)

  5. Haha thank you Lola! :) Good luck for the giveaway - some of the concepts in Saving Grace do sound cliche though.

    Jane Green mainly writes literary fiction or women's fiction, I find her to be a great author ❤️

  6. I love Jane Green, and I'm so happy to see a positive review about this book! Lovely review

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