- File Size: 4619 KB
- Print Length: 309 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: VEM Books (June 7, 2014)
- Publication Date: June 7, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KUXMVFO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #561,467 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Greta's Grace: A Simon's Point Novel Kindle Edition
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Virginia broke into book publishing with her first coauthored books, TMJ Syndrome: The Overlooked Diagnosis, with A. Richard Goldman, DDS and Touch: A Personal Workbook (Open Arms Press), with Greg Risberg, M.S.W. Many more coauthored books followed over the next 25 years. She is now the author of several independently published fiction books. Her fiction explores themes of love, healing and second chances.
Top Customer Reviews
Greta is happily married and now has to face the challenge of a lifetime, terminal cancer. When family members from both sides of her family come to support her new old feelings emerge.
Greta has good days and many bad days, questioning her resolve if she has the will to survive. Her mother, Lindsey holds to the hope that she will be able to rebuild her relationship with her daughter as she questions her own life's existence if her daughter dies. Lindsey finds herself reliving many past memories of Greta growing up with her mother and ex-husband.
Author Virginia McCullough had created characters that are very believable. Her writing style allowed me to connect with each character as they entered into the story. This story is like a tapestry of love and support weaved together with raw yet powerful emotion.
I do recommend this book!
I love Lindsey, Greta’s mom and the real protagonist of the book. She means well, thinks she can fix everything and talks too much. Mostly she struggles with what all parents of grown children struggle with — how to continue her old role as a supportive parent while at the same time developing a new role, that of a woman whose emotional well-being is not totally dependent on the well-being of her now-adult child.
As with her first book, Island Healing, McCullough’s strengths are in creating characters who are both believable and likeable and in evoking a place that is almost a character in itself. I’ve been to Door County, and McCullough describes it well – from Greta’s photographs to Al Johnson’s goat-grazing restaurant and the wonderful stave church in the forest.
Are we going to meet these characters again in a future book? I hope so.
If you want a rich read that you become totally absorbed in, this will fit the bill. The dinner can burn, the phone can ring, the cat can claw the furniture, and you'll remain glued to these pages. McCullough is an author to follow for sure.
It ended up being the emotional book I thought it would be, and the author handled Greta's cancer in an authentic way--the ups and downs of emotions of everyone affected by what Greta was going through...without being too depressing. It told the story of two families coming together to support their daughter/daughter-in-law--as well as one another--as she went through her chemo treatments.
I liked Lindsey overall as a character, but I didn't love the love triangle between her and Brian/Sam. I understood her dilemma/struggle because of the difficult time they were going through and both men meant something to her in different ways...and even though it all ended happily and was tied up with a nice bow, I still think she should have been more upfront and honest with both men. But I'm glad she ended up with the one she ended up with.
Overall, I enjoyed the book and thought it was well-written. I thought there was a lot of growth with the characters throughout the book...both individually and with each other. Fans of women's fiction and more emotional romance will definitely enjoy this one.
As for content, I think I remember a few swear words somewhere in the middle of the book, but the language wasn't throughout the whole book. And there were a couple of fade to black/implied scenes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Great characters, so believable and well developed. I highly recommend this to anyone who is Delinsky fan.Published 9 months ago by Sandi
What a great experience of forgiveness and reconciliation! This book challenges one to let go of grudges, hurts and pain and focus on what's necessary to live life to the fullest. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Delia
I enjoy reading stories about families and how they grow and change. Greta' s Grace brought out a lifetime of hurts and how two families came together to heal.Published 13 months ago by Robin Goldsmith
I love a story that touches my heart and all my emotions. This one has it all! I cried happy and sad tears, all while feeling empathy with each character throughout the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kindle Customer
I enjoyed reading Greta's Grace. It was a great read!!! I would definitely recommend reading this book if you like love stories, mother/daughter relationships, and dealing with a... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Sherrie Davis
Greta's Grace is so well-written that I felt the characters were friends of mine and I was sharing a difficult period in their lives, hurting for them but also rejoicing as moments... Read morePublished 15 months ago by andrea
Not bad but got a little long winded describing the mother's high maintenance personality in the middle of the bookPublished 15 months ago by T. Bleich