When Harriet Westmoreland goes into labour with twins in Harvey Nichol’s men’s knicker department at exactly the moment she sets eyes on Alex Hamilton, it marks the start of a year of madness - for her, her family and, at times, it seems most of the West Yorkshire village of Midhope.
Giving birth only two months after Harriet, her childhood soul mate Grace has her own craziness to contend with. As both women hurtle down unexpected and very different paths, they flounder in a maelstrom of passion and confusion, perilously clinging on as the chain of events that threatens not only their comfortable, ordinary lives but also their very existence…
The One Saving Grace is this Author's second novel and follows on from Goodness, Grace and Me. Although I didn't find it essential to have read the first book as all the characters seem to be introduced well again here.
I have to admit to being a bit trepidatious when Julie approached me to read her novel. Chick Lit is generally really not my preferred genre.
However I will put my hands up and admit, I have been more than a little converted. The author has created an assemble of characters that were witty, vibrant, very funny and probably what struck me most they were real. Just like you and me they made silly decisions at times. I was screaming at Hat at one point for being so silly.
A highly entertaining, light hearted, romantic comedy, with a touch of reality of everyday life. It made me laugh lots and for that I can strongly recommend it.
I would actually relish reading in future the next instalment for all of those concerned in this book.
About the Author:
Julie Houston lives in West Yorkshire, where her books are set. she teaches part time and is currently working on her next book. She lives with her husband, teenage Children and Lincoln the Cockapoo.
She can be found on Twitter: @JulieHouston2