5* Review: Beyond Grace’s Rainbow – Carmel Harrington

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 Beyond Grace’s Rainbow is the deeply emotional and poignant story of young single mother Grace Devlin. With a wonderful cast of supporting characters and plenty of charm, this will have you laughing and crying at the turn of a page.

 My Review

‘Beyond Grace’s Rainbow’ is an amazing read and I wish I’d read it sooner. It’s a story of courage, friendship, forgiveness and love.

Grace is an ordinary woman who finds hidden strength to cope with the lightning bolts life throws at her. A single mother, she has a close-knit, eclectic group of friends and family who love and support her through the difficult times. Liam, her son’s father a recovering alcoholic reappears in Grace’s life when she diagnosed with Leukaemia. He wants to try again and has been alcohol free for over a year but can Grace trust him with her son’s happiness and in the circumstances does she have a choice?

The quality of the characters ground this story; give it a realistic edge which stops it being overly sentimental. That said it is a poignant read with characters that are easy to empathise with. It will melt even the hardest heart as Grace fights to survive for her son.

‘Beyond Grace’s Rainbow’ is a well paced read with lots of humorous scenes to temper the drama and a well thought out plot with unexpected twists. It’s a feel good,memorable read. Well worth the tears.

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