Amazing Grace


By Lesley Crewe

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“A warm-hearted story of one woman’s journey from a dark and abusive childhood into the light of acceptance and love” from the author of Relative Happiness (Atlantic Books Today).
Can you really move forward without putting the past to rest?
Grace Willingdon has everything she needs. For fifteen years she’s lived in a trailer overlooking Bras d’Or Lake in postcard-perfect Baddeck, Cape Breton, with Fletcher Parsons, a giant teddy bear who’s not even her husband. But Grace’s blissful life is rudely interrupted when her estranged son calls from New York City, worried about his teenaged daughter.
Before she knows it, Grace finds herself the temporary guardian of her self-absorbed, city-slicker granddaughter, Melissa. Trapped between a past she’s been struggling to resolve and a present that keeps her on her toes, Grace decides to finally tell her story. Either the truth will absolve her—or cost her everything.
Crackling with Lesley Crewe’s celebrated wit and humor, Amazing Grace is a heartfelt tale of enduring love and forgiveness, and the deep roots of family.
“Examines the roots of family and whether a person can move on with their life if they haven’t put the past to bed . . . Crewe’s books are rich with detail, wit and understanding of how family and its roots impact on people’s lives.” —Cape Breton Post
“Absolutely amazing . . . What a story. What a life, Amazing Grace had. As a side note, Amazing Grace, the book, put me in in a book slump—nothing seemed good enough.” —Cambridge Times
Amazing Grace