Book Reviews of Grace Notes

Grace Notes
Grace Notes
Author: Charlotte Vale Allen
ISBN-13: 9781551666679
ISBN-10: 1551666677
Publication Date: 3/1/2003
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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All of Charlotte Vale Allen books are great reads. Only reason I am posting this book is it is a duplicate.
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Grace Loring is a successful author, and single mother, but her past holds an abusive marriage which she fled, to find safety with her brother. Now, a reader writes to her seeking advice about her abusive marriage, and Grace is happy to support her in doing what she needs to do to escape. After several weeks of intensive e-mailing, the letters stop and Grace is overwhelmed with fear for her correspondent. when the e-mails resume, something seems weird, but Grace cannot decide just what it is. Her brother and her significant other, along with her daughter, advise her to be wary, but Grace wants to help in any way she can. Who is her correspondent and why is she writing such weird stuff? You have to read this book!!!
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Early in her marriage Grace Loring became the victim of her husband's sudden, unpredictable rages. Taking her infant daughter and a few belongings, Grace fled to the safetly of her brother Gus's home in Vermont. Now, Years later, Grace is a successful author.
Accustomed to abused women writing to ask for advice, Grace is sympathetic when she is contacted by a troubled young woman names Stephanie Baine. In the course of their e-mail correspondence, Stephanie reveals details of a nightmarish life-her terrifying abduction as a teenager, the psychological and physical abuse at the hands of her husband. Grace's advice is clear: Stephanie must do whatever is necessary to escape this madman.
After several weeks of an intensive exchange, the e-mails abruptly stop, and Grace begins to fear the worst for Stephanie. Then the e-mails resume, and what Grace learns casts doubt on everything she believed. Who is Stephanie Baine? Has anything she's told Grace been the truth? Is she really a young woman in danger, or is something else-something sinister, even deadly-going on?
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I enjoyed this book. Charlotte writes as though she's been aquainted with spousal abuse and its far-reaching results.
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An author corresponds with a battered woman and tries to give her advice, but soon begins to wonder who the woman really is. THe end is a surprise.HUmorous, and surprising.
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This book is great from the first page............
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Early in her marriage, Grace Loring became the victim of her husband's sudden, unpredictable rages. Taking her infant daughter and a few belongings, Grace got into her car and fled the safety of her brother Gus's home in Vermont.

Now Grace is a successful author. Devoted fans find support and comfort in her unflinchingly honest writing and regularly contact her via her Web site. Her daughter, Nicky, has thrived in her uncle's happy, yet unorthodox, home; Gus is the only father she has known and she adores him. And Grace has become a caregiver to her brother since the onset of a debilitating disease.

Accustomed to abused women writing to ask for advice, Grace is sympathetic when she is contracted by a troubled young woman named Stephanie Baine. In the course of their e-mail correspondence, Stephanie reveals details of a nightmarish life: her terrifying abduction as a teenager and the complete lack of support from her parents; the psychological and escalating physical abuse she is now undergoing at the hands of her husband. Grace's advice is clear and to the point: Stephanie must do whatever is necessary to escape this madman.

After several weeks of an intensive exchange, the e-mails abruptly stop, and Grace begins to fear the worst for Stephanie. Then the e-mails resume, and what Grace comes to learn casts doubt on everything she believed about the person she thought she knew. Who is Stephanie Baine? Has anything she's told Grace been the truth? Is she really a young woman in danger, or is something else ? something sinister, even deadly ? going on

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MY COPY IS A TRADE SIZE PB, ARC.