Thursday, January 22, 2015

Saving Gracie by Terry Lee

Saving Gracie by Terry Lee at Thoughts in ProgressToday I’m delighted to be reviewing the audio book by author Terry Lee Rosing, who visited Thoughts in Progress on Nov. 6, and is narrated by Michelle Babb, who stopped by on Nov. 7.


Author Terry Lee’s SAVING GRACIE runs the gamut of emotions. If you’re sentimental, you might want to keep a box of tissue handy for the tears of laughter and sorrow that are sure to come.

Narrator Michelle Babb does a wonderful job giving distinct voices to each of the characters. Her interpretation brings out the depth of the emotions of each character enhancing the story.

Gracie relies on her mother, Kathryn Broussard, for just about everything. You could say Kathryn is a helicopter mom even though Grace is grown with two children of her own. Theirs is a dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship, but it works just fine for them until Kathryn dies leaving Grace on her own

For the first time in her life, Grace has to make her own decisions about small and large issues. While she has a supportive husband, she begins to worry he’s having an affair. Grace also has her hands full with her two children and volunteering at the school.

Meanwhile, Kathryn is determined to find a way to help Gracie from the ‘other side’ no matter what it takes. Busy trying to continue her control of Grace’s life, Kathryn doesn’t realize what she’s overlooked in her own life.

SAVING GRACIE is a delightful story that deals with the struggles between mothers and daughters and their love/hate relationships. The characters are likable and realistic with flaws and concerns listeners can relate to. 

The story flows at a steady pace and holds your attention from beginning to end. The tension between the characters is lifelike and the descriptions of the ‘other side’ intriguing.

This is a story that will have you laughing as it tugs on your heart strings.

Saving Gracie by Terry Lee, Narrated by Michelle Babb, World Castle Publishing LLC, @2014, ASIN: BOOJFHKYDM, Unabridged, Audible Audio, Run Time: 7 Hours and 46 Minutes 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Do you enjoy stories that deal with the struggles between parent and child? Do you understand how a parent and child could have a love/hate relationship? What’s on your reading radar at the moment? Is it in audio, print or eBook format?

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you’re having a wonderful Thursday and the weather is being kind to you. Today is our last day of nice weather for a few days as the forecast keeps mentioning the s words (sleet, snow) possible for this weekend. Hope to y’all back here tomorrow.

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  1. I do indeed understand (only too well) that love hate relationship. And Saving Gracie sounds like a book with a LOT of charm. Thank you. Again.

  2. I'd take snow. Unfortunately, we'll just get rain.
    I'm grateful I have a really good relationship with my parents.

  3. Mason - It sounds as though Saving Gracie really explores the mother/daughter dynamic - interesting!

  4. Mason - thanks for having me. Saving Gracie was my first novel and in a way, my baby:) I'm glad you enjoyed it. I've had several requests for a sequel which would take A LOT of thought, as you can imagine.
    Thanks again!

  5. I was blessed to have a really great relationship with both of my parents and with my sons and their wives. But Saving Gracie sounds like a very interesting story - to read or listen to.


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