(From the publisher):
Ellie Summers’ life starts unravelling. A couple of months ago, she was quite happy living with her boyfriend Rick in their little cottage, producing paintings of local peoples’ homes. But now, finding herself pregnant – and Rick less than thrilled about imminent parenthood – things seem rather more complicated.
Grace Soudley’s life has been coming apart for more than a couple of months. Abandoned by her husband, her only real security is the wonderful old house she was left by her godmother. She used her divorce settlement to repair the roof but now she discovers she has a bad case of dry rot. Unless she can find a large sum of money to get it sorted out, Luckenham House is in serious danger of disintegrating around her.
When Ellie and Grace meet, the two very different women find they can help each other out. Ellie needs a place to stay; Grace needs a lodger. Both need a friend. But then Grace’s step-daughter Demi arrives on the scene, followed by the disconcertingly engaging Flynn Cormack – who seems determined to help. And when Grace discovers some beautiful painted panels –which may or may not be valuable-hidden behind the tattered dining-room curtains, the whole business of restoration starts to get serious …
Original title: Restoring Grace
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Women's Fiction→ Chick Lit