Grace Grows by Shelle Sumners

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Grace Barnum’s life is precariously balanced on sensible choices and uncomfortable compromise. She dutifully edits textbooks that, she fears, may be more harmful than helpful to kids. She is engaged to a patent attorney who is steady and reliable. She has a cautious relationship with her fascinating father, a renowned New York painter, and she prefers her mom slightly drunk.

Always a planner, Grace feels prepared for most eventualities. Until the responsibility-challenged Tyler Wilkie shows up. Fresh in town from the Poconos, Tyler has warm eyes, a country drawl, and a smile that makes Grace drop things. Worst of all, he writes devastating songs. About her.

Tyler reaches something in Grace, something she needs, but can't admit to. Something she wants, but won't succumb to. Tyler Wilkie loves Grace Barnum and ruins everything.  And Grace grows.


About Shelle Sumners

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A transplanted Southerner, SHELLE SUMNERS has worked as a waitress, actress, copy editor,  bookseller, and wedding chapel receptionist. Sometimes she only pretended to do these things while furtively scribbling notes for screenplays and novels. Sumners lives with her husband, Lee, and their daughter in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Published October 30, 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin. 340 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tightly controlled and emotionally constrained, textbook editor Grace Barnum is leading a step-by-step life in Sumners’ compelling if slightly patchy debut.

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Over the next three years Grace and Tyler’s world continues to converge as fate seems determined to pull them together even as Grace does her best to circumvent it.

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