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Freeing Grace

By Charity Norman | Paperback | 2 Review(s)

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Warm, insightful and poignant, Freeing Grace tells the story of David, curate of an inner-city parish, and Leila, his Nigerian-born wife. Unable to have children of their own, they're desperate for a family. When they finally hear they've been approved to adopt a baby, Grace, they can scarcely... read more

Format
Paperback
Release Date
01 Jan 2001
Author(s)
Charity Norman
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
ISBN-13
9781742373188
Dimensions
155mm x 233mm
Pages
368
Format
Paperback
Release Date
01 Jan 2001
Author(s)
Charity Norman
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
ISBN-13
9781742373188
Dimensions
155mm x 233mm
Pages
368

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Currently out of stock online, please contact your nearest store for availability

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Reviews

This is a beauty. Jake has chucked in his job at a London investment bank and is at a loose end. His colleague and friend Lucy Harrison invites him down to her family’s home for the weekend, but when he arrives it’s clear that she has an ulterior motive. Her little brother, Matt, has fathered a child he desperately wants to keep but in order to do so, his mother, who has vanished somewhere in Mombasa, must be found and brought back to help him parent the baby. Lucy’s family is dysfunctional but utterly charming and Jake finds himself drawn into their web. In a parallel story, David and the gorgeous Leila are finally going to be parents. After years of hoping and waiting, they’ve been approved to adopt a baby - Matt’s baby. But when the Harrisons decide they’re keeping Grace, it looks like the dream is over. Great characters, page turning story line - recommended.

Review comments:


This sounds interesting, might have to buy this one. Is Charity Norman a new writer or has she been around for years? Never heard of her.
15 Jul 2010 18:31:01 | Vanessa Davidson

Ohhhh!!! I can't WAIT to read this - what a little gem you have found here Kerre. I am off on a girls weekend in a few weeks time and I think I may treat myself to this fabulous sounding book and try to devour it in a single weekend!
15 Jul 2010 18:31:43 | Millie Thomas

Sounds like a fab read.
15 Jul 2010 18:34:30 | Sarah

Off to buy this book tomorrow, sounds like the kind of book I like to read.
15 Jul 2010 18:58:22 | Tash Earley

This looks like just the book that i love reading, possibly might need a tissue as well :)
15 Jul 2010 20:04:52 | Joanne Spiller

Have just bought this book purely on Kerre's high review on it. Am sure I will enjoy it as it looks exactly like my sort of book
15 Jul 2010 20:30:25 | Lynne Ryder

will definately read this one ..thanks Kerre
16 Jul 2010 09:30:37 | Sue Harris

This book sounds great
16 Jul 2010 09:51:18 | Eden Robertson

Wow this book sounds great. Am needing a new book to read s might have to go and get this one I think. Thanks Kerre
17 Jul 2010 09:39:21 | Roimata King

Sounds like a good book that I might like to try, hope to try it one day
18 Jul 2010 14:45:33 | Shelagh

This book is awesome, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks Kerre
19 Jul 2010 21:10:44 | Sam Robinson

Hi guys Thanks so much for all your feedback - I'd love to know what you think of it if you read it. In answer to Vanessa, who was the first to comment, Charity Norman is a British lawyer now living in New Zealand with her Kiwi husband and kids and she's now writing full time. Nicky Pellegrino from the Herald on Sunday's book page interviewed her and the story's here if you want more info: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10658263 Joan, the book buyer from Paperplus, says she's like a new Jodi Picoult - what do you think? Thanks for the comments Kerre
20 Jul 2010 18:45:19 | Kerre Woodham

I too, read Nicky Pellegrino's book review on Sunday. Only reason I buy the Herald on Sunday is for the book review's. I have added Freeing Grace to my wishlist on my online library catalogue. Always happy to support the New Zealand authors. Good to read two positive reviews.
21 Jul 2010 20:12:58 | Helen Baker

This sounds great and i do like Jodi Picoult's books too. Great to see more NZ authors.
25 Aug 2010 15:50:17 | Vicky Naylor

I loved this book - it had a warmth and humanity that really appealed...and it was well-written. Definitely worth a crack.
30 Aug 2010 13:58:13 | Helen Dollery

I'm looking forward to reading this book as it sounds like a situation that could happen in real life.
10 Sep 2010 21:38:46 | Robyn Severinsen

I am looking forward to reading this book, maybe this will be my choice for our book club. Thank you for this review.
22 Nov 2010 17:29:07 | Jenny Laverock

I really loved this book and so did my daughter. In fact we both read it at the same time with a bookmark each.!! Fortunately we didn't clash over it but it sure is worth reading. Again I loved it and so felt for the couples concerned.
13 Dec 2010 22:09:28 | Lynne Ryder

This seems like a book tht i would stay awake for most of the night reading to find out how it all ends!! This one is on my list to read before i die!!!
16 Feb 2011 10:46:40 | Deborah Abercrombie

Evn the cover is appealing, but the blurb moreso. Looks like my kind of book!
16 Feb 2011 16:01:29 | Clare Scott

I'm thinking this is a must-read. Great plot that is sure to tug at the heartstrings...
09 Mar 2011 22:50:50 | Clare Scott

Loved this book, definitely one that is hard to put down. The only problem with it is that Charity Norman does not have another book published. I feel like I would love to read another book written by Charity Norman. Definitely recommended reading.
10 Mar 2011 07:40:01 | Jenny Laverock

Looks like a good read for a long flight to London next month, of shopping I go. Thanks Kerre, saves me hunting.
24 May 2011 15:42:13 | Jane Carrodus

Still want to read it. One day... (Soon I hope!)
24 May 2011 16:57:36 | Clare Scott

Beautiful book, amazing read. Couldn't put it down, not that I wanted to ;)
10 Feb 2012 17:43:30 | Asha Shashikumar

New author for me but you make it sound good Kerre so will try to find this book. Thanks for the review Kerre
12 Jul 2013 16:05:50 | Lesley Mcintosh

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15 May 2012
By Raewyn Hayes
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Freeing Grace

This book appeals to me on a few things...firstly I love books that have many different twists like this one sounds....secondly it sounds like a book that is hard to put down

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