Grace in the Shadows – Book 2

Grace in the Shadows – Book 2


Grace in the Shadows – Back Cover Blurb

Physiotherapist Esther has survived cancer, but wounds within her family remain unhealed. Is her revived faith the reason for the rift or could a simmering secret be the root cause?
Cosmetics consultant Rachel buried her past – and her father’s God – but the past refuses to stay buried. Will she continue to run or is confronting her pain the way to freedom?

Two women.
One collision course with truth.
Can God’s grace shine even in the darkest of shadows?

Book trailer

This book is available in ebook, print and AUDIO.

Grace in the Shadows – The Journey

I started writing fiction in 2013. You can read the fuller story to the publication of Grace in Strange Disguise (Book 1) here.

I originally intended to write a stand alone novel but towards the end of the editing process I began to have ideas for a sequel. Then the second editor shocked me by saying, “This first book in one and a half book.” It was hard to chop off the final third of the book but looking back, I’m glad I did. Much of that material is now part of book 2.

Having written one novel, I’d learned how to do the planning and I set aside time to write on Saturdays (since writing is not my main occupation). I kept track of the two main characters by using two different coloured cards on a bulletin board. In December 2017, I had a few weeks to do extra work on the book and so was able to complete the first draft. Then six months of edits including with the two professional editors I’d used on the previous books.

Early Reviews

* This book is a soul cleanser. As you walk with Esther and Rachel through their journeys you will be encouraged, challenged and brought to your knees. The story and characters are so real-life, you can identify yourself or your friends in them and go through a cathartic experience yourself as you read. (JC)

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2 thoughts on “Grace in the Shadows – Book 2

  1. I’ve just finished reading ‘Grace in Strange Disguise’ and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s such a familiar story of family dysfunction, control and manipulation. Can’t wait to read Grace in the Shadows.

    1. Do you know that ‘Grace in the shadows’ is on preorder and releases on the 31 July? (ebooks). The print books should be available very soon. I’ve uploaded the files to Createspace (for US/UK) and Ingram Spark so bookshops in other countries can order. In Australia, The ‘Wandering Bookseller’ has already ordered them and you can order print copies.

      Please review on Amazon (if you’re able), Goodreads. Thank you. Just 2-3 sentences about why you liked the book, what spiritual impact it made on you and who it might be suitable for. Thank you

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