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Finding Grace

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This was an interesting suspense read about a family with many issues. I appreciated the take on certain topics that aren’t touched on often. Good read that I would recommend though I was not thrilled by the main characters.
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Huh? What the hell was that book revolving around? It was basically about a daughter and her mother's dysfunctional relationship, but there was nothing that made sense, the whole book was grace having episodes, louise getting cranky and Melanie being a creepy goody two shoes.
I really didn't understand the purpose of the book, the whole thing just seemed useless 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️
* I received an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest review via netgalley and the publisher*
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Thank you NetGalley and Blackstone Publishing for this advance copy of Finding Grace

Finding Grace kept me interested until the end. This book was a very good and interesting read. If you want engaging material, then look no further. Finding Grace was well written and engaging. It evoked emotion. The story was beautifully written, with a consistent style and tone, and efficiency of description that didn't slow the pace.
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Louise grew up with her crazy mother, Grace, who would leave at the drop of a hat and reappear sporadically.  So when Grace tracks her down after many years of absence asking Louise to go on a road trip to California to rescue Edie, Louises daughter, she gave up for adoption, Louise has a plan to recommit her mom. Edie, who is now Melanie, lives in yet another foster home and her only friend is Penny who lives in her left hand giving her warnings. The plot is more complicated then this as all three women have psychic abilities and each accept them to varying degrees. 
It’s a great story, and I throughly enjoyed this book. My criticisms are with the end scene at the airport, I’m so sorry it ended that way, and the epilogue, where so many plot points were not fully resolved and l was left with too many unanswered questions. I don’t want to give any any spoilers but too many things are unfinished.
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An amazing book that hooks the reader immediately 'Finding Grace' is filled with high emotions and higher storylines. 
Louise and Grace's backstory really sold this book to me and they're coming together to help/save Melanie shows the intricate relationships and emotions of human beings. 
This book has great characters that make you feel and care about each other immediately. I love reading hard/dark backstories for characters and watching them come to terms with them and Janis Thomas definitely delivered with that. 
An amazing story that I recommend to anyone who loves suspense and supernatural elements in their stories.
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This ARC was provided to me via Kindle, Blackstone Publishing  and  by #NetGalley. Opinions expressed are completely my own. 

Excellent commentary on mental health, life, anxiety. It’s a refreshingly honest look while enjoying a well written, fast-paced thriller,
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Billed as a suspense novel, I would loosely consider this work more of a supernatural thriller. The writing is tight and compressed, the chapters short and distinct. They remind me of snapshots, snippets of each character and life at a specific moment. Louise and Grace, estranged mother and daughter, come together as they race to save a girl from some unknown ‘bad thing.’ While Melanie, a foster child almost three thousand miles away, tries to make sense of the messages her invisible friend is sending her. Each of these three are broken, with heavy burdens and sins they must atone for. Outlying characters also struggle, hoping for a normalcy just beyond their reach. Or maybe this story is more of an honest look at what normal really is. Hurt and dysfunction. Anger and mistakes. But also, misconception. And family, no matter whatever form it comes in. 

This is one of the best books I have ever read. I will be purchasing this title upon its release date. I will be talking about it on my blog and recommending it to others. And I will be placing it next to my other very favorite works, such as The Lovely Bones and All the Ugly and Wonderful things. 
Thank you Netgalley, Blackstone Publishing, and especially Janice Thomas for allowing me early access to this incredible work. I was honored to read this story.
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This was a good story with an interesting plot. However, I had a hard time getting past the writing style. It came off as juvenile even through the adult perspectives and it pulled me out of the story often.
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Are you ready to have your mind blown? If so, pre-order Finding Grace, NOW. 

This book was absolutely incredible and is sure to break the internet on release day. I just don't have the words to truly review this book in all that it brings to the table. 

Anything less than five stars would be a disgrace. Janis Thomas, you have a talent that shines on every page. I was instantly captivated from the first chapter. Every flip of the page became an addiction , an itch I had to scratch. I just had to know what was going on and I couldn't find out fast enough! 

The suspense nearly killed me. 

Do yourself a favor, read this book. 

Five Stars.
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“Finding Grace” by Janis Thomas was a novel about family and mental illness. It was about the foster care system and adoption, it was also about acceptance and love. It then took some turns that I did not expect. The twists that the book took could be left up to interpretation… almost. I was really loving “Finding Grace” up until then, but the ending was very dissatisfactory. It was confusing due to the direction it underwent. Two thirds of the book, I am in love with and overall I highly recommend Janis Thomas’ novel to people. I think there may be some who will disagree with my assessment and am excited to see how it’ll play out. 

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an arc in exchange for an honest review.
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OMG! I love love love this book! I just finished reading Finding Grace, but I can already tell that this is one  of those stories that stays with you long after the last page. And while I hated to reach that last page because I didn't want the story to be over, I also could not stop reading because I just had to know how everything turned out. All I can say is, Janis Thomas, WOW!"  What an emotional roller coaster ride this book was for me. Great job! 🖤
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Finding Grace tells the story of three women, Grace, Louise and Melanie, whose lives intersect. A bartender living in New York, Louise is estranged from her unreliable mother, Grace, who has been in and out of her life since she was 6 years old. Melanie is a 12-year-old girl who has been shuffled to different foster homes for most of her life. Their paths cross when Grace has a premonition that a young girl is in trouble. 

One of the things I liked most about this book was how the story unfolded. The story alternates among the perspectives of each of the women and it also bounces back and forth between the past and the present day. While this had the potential to be confusing, it was woven together deftly and was very easy to follow. This storytelling style kept me guessing and wondering what would happen next.

I also appreciated the distinct voices of each of the characters. With her calm demeanor and a deep wish to be loved, you root for Melanie right from the start. Louise’s strength pulls you in and Grace is written with just enough tenderness that you want her to be okay, despite your impression that she was a terrible mom to Louise. 

I liked that there were both predictable elements and unexpected turns in this story that explores the depth of the bond between mother and daughter. I would definitely read another book by this author.

Thank you to NetGalley and Blackstone Publishing for providing a free e-ARC. I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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FINDING GRACE is an excellent thriller, as well as a commentary on motherhood, daughterhood and mental illness.  when Louise's mother, Grace, is found half-naked on the George Washington bridge, singing Pearl Jam at the top of her lungs, Louise is angry and frustrating.  Her whole life, her mother has turned up at inconvenient times, embarrassing her, and vanishing when she need her most.  Louise is done.  But Grace is not.  Grace has a plan and Louise is going to help her with it.  Well-written, great characters and a marvelous plot, FINDING GRACE kept me reading way past bedtime.  Fan of Lisa Unger will love this book.
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Thank you very much Blackstone Publishing for this incredible eARC! 
You have no clue how much I've been wanting to read this! 
The cover honestly caught my attention 😍

Janis Thomas is such a damn good writer! She can suck a reader in, in a matter of minutes.
This is an incredibly well-told story that hooked me. 
A story about determination, not giving up hope and finding out who you really are! 

In California 
We have twelve-year-old Melanie who's been in foster care her entire life. 
She holds a big secret one that if was ever to be discovered it would turn her world upside down!
She talks to someone but other people can't see or hear that someone.... because it's a presence and this presence has a message for her.... SOMETHING BAD IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN!

Over in New York we have Louise
Who has been dealing with her unreliable troubled mother.
One day outta no where Grace shows back up in Louise's life and begs her to help her save a child from danger. 
She says no at first but she realizes the only way to get Grace outta her life is to follow along. 

Louise and Grace set off across America in search of Melanie, Before bad things start to happen!
Can Louise trust her mother after the pain and hurt she has put her through?
Will they be able to patch things up in order to save a young girl?

I was captivated from the first page. The story telling is something amazing and I couldn't look away until I finished "one more chapter" and before I knew it..... Halfway through the book! 
That's how captivating this book is. Its remarkable really! 
The story is told in a way that kept my interest piqued. 

⭐Five star read for sure⭐

Thank you so much for this opportunity to read this remarkable story!
I will post to my platforms closer to pub date!
And cross post!
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