Title: The Beauty of Grace
Series: She's Beautiful Series #1
Author: Nicole Richard
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 13, 2015
At age eighteen, Grace Bowman's life crumbled right in front of her. The man who held her heart—her forever—was gone, and her family ties were in tatters. As a result, she forged a steel wall round her heart and vowed never to let anyone get close again.
Now, six years later, she has been given a chance to start fresh in Savannah, Georgia. A chance to leave the struggle of day-to-day life behind, find a career, and give Drew, her five year old son, a shot at normal.
A balloon and a flat tire had her crossing paths with AJ Watson, and she realized normal probably wasn’t in her cards.
AJ was handsome, thoughtful, and fiercely loyal to his family. Yet, behind his baby-blue eyes and Southern boy charm, he was just as broken as she was. She told herself to stay away from him, and she tried, but the lines between friendship and lover are blurred.
When Grace realizes history may be repeating itself, will she be able to let go of the past, or will she walk away from her future?
“This book is really good. It's hard to believe it's her debut novel.” ~ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2 Star Amazon Review
“It was a book you just didnt want to put down till the end though and that too means a book has all the things you want!!!! Super glad I got this book and will be recommending it.” ~ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Star Amazon Review
“I loved this book. It was a beautiful story about love and life and finding yourself…..I can't wait to read more from this author and look forward to what she has in store for us next.” ~ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Star Amazon Review
My 4 star review of the Beauty of Grace
I really enjoyed this story from and it was my first of her books, but it won’t be my last. This story is above all about love- but its more than that. There are so many ups and downs, and the heroine- Grace, truly is a beauty.
Grace Bowman is the heroine and she is a fighter. She becomes pregnant at 18 and her parents are less than thrilled mainly because the father isn’t in the same circles as they are- and are appalled. Grace is supposed to marry in her class or above- not a middle class nobody. Grace can either be disowned by her father, or have an abortion and leave Andrew. But before Grace can tell Andrew he is going to be a father- he is enlisted in the Marines and is swept over sea. She never gets to tell him about the baby- and he dies serving his country, and never knowing he had a son.
Some time later- Gracie moves in with her Aunt Jackie- who is her father’s sister- and is so opposite of Grace’s father its scary!! And that’s when she meets AJ- the hero of the story. And I fell in love with him for sure. Something about Grace and her son pulls at AJ’s heartstrings in a way that has never happened before. And Grace is starting to feel things for someone again- which hasn’t happened in five years.
I recommend this book, and this author, because she did a great job of tackling issues in this book, and a well thought out plot with enjoyable characters!
Nicole was born and raised in Hawaii, where she currently resides with her husband and teenage daughter and son.
At an adolescent age, she took a strong liking to reading and even had a pipe dream of writing her own book. Life and growing up had put reading on the far end back burner and recently came alive again.
A hopeless romantic, she has a love for romance novels, which she credits her late mother passing on to her and now an even stronger love to write her own stories.
When Nicole, isn’t working, writing or reading, she enjoys her chocolate frozen yogurt with mini Reese’s pieces addiction, Starbucks in moderation and a once-a-year (if she’s lucky) trip to visit her best friend in Vegas.