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Freeing Grace

Charity Norman

RRP: £8.99

1 March 2012

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742378718

RRP: £4.99

1 January 2017

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781925575187

A tender and thought-provoking story exploring the sacrifices we make for family and what it takes to be a good parent.

Grace’s teenage mother dies shortly after giving birth and the perfect adoptive parents are found for her: David, the curate of an inner-city parish, and his wife Leila, who are unable to have children of their own. What they don’t count on is Matt Harrison, Grace’s shell-shocked young father who falls in love with his daughter and fights to keep her.

The Harrisons are an unconventional family who see in Grace a chance for redemption. To convince the courts of their suitability will require a commitment from Matt’s mother to return from Africa to her unhappy marriage. The Harrisons enlist their friend, the feckless, charming Jake Kelly, to retrieve her and he sets off on a quest that will force a confrontation.

Ultimately, there are terrible decisions to be made about Grace’s fate. Everyone only wants what’s best for her – but who can say exactly what that is?

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