From Amazon: Grace wants to become a fashion designer but her titled father is lining up suitable suitors for marriage. How will this end? Grace is about to leave Greenemere, a boarding school in Brighton. Blissfully unaware of her father’s plans, she embarks on a new adventure. The quest includes a trip to Bolton’s Palais where she meets coal miner, Jack Gilmore. Grace’s life is never the same again. Is Grace strong enough to defy Lord Granville’s wishes and find true love? Will she become a successful fashion designer? Where will she turn for help? House of Grace is the first book in the historical fiction family saga trilogy. If you like Mr Selfridge and House of Eliott then you’ll love this riches to rags 1950s/60s saga. Delve into House of Grace and follow Grace Granville as she struggles with family conflict, poverty and tragedy.
My Review: House of Grace is the perfect title for this book. Partway through the story, I had figured out that by the end, what the title meant. That written, never did I figure out any other parts of this story. Love is present in abundance and quite necessary with the myriad of happenings going on. I liked the 60s vibe for sure. This book made me cry in times of loss, and happy in times of good things going on. The Christmases evoked worth and truly, family isn’t always blood. So true. Five stars!