What We Know Now by M.J. Parisian

What We Know Now by M.J. Parisian

 

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What We Know Now

M.J. Parisian

 
Paperback, 346 pages
Published November 25th 2017 by MJ Parisian
 
According to her five-year plan, Grace Foster’s life is right on schedule. After marrying her college sweetheart, she has fought to earn her dream job of evening news producer at WKND. When a story breaks, and her husband is suddenly arrested, she flees for the last place she thought she’d ever find solace: Her mother’s home. The picturesque cottage on the shore of Lake Michigan appears to be the perfect hideout, or is it the battleground she left ten years ago?
 
Being the daughter of Julia Dunham, best-selling self-help author, has always made Grace cynical. But watching her mother go through her own personal crisis, Grace experiences compassion she’s never felt before. With support from her family and friends, Grace begins to follow the steps in her mom’s latest best-seller to rebuild her own life. Will what she learns give her the courage to let go of the past and move forward, or will Julia push Grace out of her life for good?

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Carol's Rating: ★★★★★

“Growing up, my primary goal had been to become as independent as possible. But here I was, wanting someone to save me.”

This is a captivating story of betrayal, loss, and ultimately finding love in the most unexpected places. From the first page I was hooked. I didn’t want to put it down because I HAD to know what happened next. The characters, both real and lovable, quickly became my friends and the compelling, unpredictable story held my attention to the last word, when I sadly sighed because it was over. But relief is easily found just by looking at that gorgeous cover, which draws you right back into the story and among friends in the quaint town and soothing, sandy beach.

The overall message of the story is lovely as well. Blindsided by her husband’s betrayal and arrest, Gracie flees for the safety of her mother’s home and surprisingly find more than the safety she was seeking. Here Gracie learns to trust again; to open her heart and take a deep look inside. What she discovers is far more than she ever imagined.

 
 

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