A BIT DIFFERENT PICTURE OF HEAVEN THAN THAT PAINTED IN HEAVEN IS FOR REAL (WHICH I THINK IS A TOTAL HOAX). THIS WAS A FUN READ ABOUT A CONTROLLING MOTHER WHO DIES AND GOES TO HEAVEN WHERE SHE CANNOT REST BECAUSE SHE JUST KNOWS HER DAUGHTER, GRACIE, CANNOT SURVIVE ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT HER HELP. SHE BREAKS ALL THE HEAVENLY RULES AND GOES TO THE EARTH WEBSITE TO FIND OUT HOW GRACIE IS DOING. SHE GOES TO THE LIBRARY AND RESEARCHES ALL THE BOOKS ABOUT GETTING MESSAGES TO THE “OTHER SIDE“. FINALLY, SHE REQUESTS SPECIAL DISPENSATION FOR A RETURN VISIT BACK TO EARTH SO SHE CAN SAVE GRACIE AND HER REQUEST IS GRANTED. SHE RETURNS VIA PARACHUTE (SERIOUSLY) DESPITE HER FEAR OF HEIGHTS! ONLY SHE FINDS THAT GRACIE IS ACTUALLY DOING OK WITHOUT HER. GRACIE VOLUNTEERS WITH DEAF STUDENTS AND WINS AN AWARD FOR HER WORK WITH ONE PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT CHILD. GRACIE RETURNS TO SCHOOL FOR HER MASTERS DEGREE AND SHE MAINTAINS THE HOUSE AND THE KIDS WHILE HER HUSBAND IS AWAY ON A LENGTHY BUSINESS TRIP! GRACIE’S LIFE IS ON TRACK SO HER MOTHER CAN RETURN TO HEAVEN AND REST IN PEACE!
THE CHARACTERS ARE BRIGHT AND WITTY AND FUN AND HEAVEN IS NOT A PLACE WITH PEARLY GATES AND ANGELS. A GREAT TALE ABOUT A DYSFUNCTIONAL MOTHER AND DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP AND HOW A PERSON CAN SURVIVE, GROW AND THRIVE GIVEN TIME. ENJOY THIS QUICK AND EASY READ!
WHAT THE PUBLISHER SAYS:
Kathryn Broussard has managed her life with dignity and an I-know-you-have-feelings-but-I’m-coming-through-anyway attitude. She exudes confidence and control over the land much as a queen rules her court. Her main focus-Grace, her daughter. Although grown, Grace depends on her mother’s razor sharp decision-making ability for everything. All is well in the land of dysfunctional mother-daughterhood until the unthinkable happens. Kathryn dies. With her mother now gone, Grace is forced to manage her own life for the first time. And Kathryn must find a way to maintain control of her daughter, even though unusual circumstances from the “Other Side” present a fair share of obstacles to overcome.
Saving Gracie is a story about a relationship, while strained in life, found a way to blossom in death.
Rate this book using the stars below: