Grace Doll had everything a girl could want: Fame. Fortune. Beauty. Everything except, of course, her freedom. So when a powerful movie producer forces an experimental treatment on Grace–one that’s purported to make beauty immortal–she stages her own death to escape him. With the help of trusted friends, Grace slips into hiding. She’s forever flawless, forever young and forever pursued by her past. But when a stranger arrives on her doorstep, holding the key to a life she thought she’d left behind, Grace must decide between the safety she’s known… and embracing the role she was born to play.
My View: First off, I really like the cover, the blue comes out so beautifully between those dark shades.
This book took me to an era long gone by and beautifully so. I felt like I was in a completely different one and it awed me. I loved the unique plot in this book, so different and intriguing.
This is a such a heartfelt story and I found myself lost in that world. It has a bit of mystery/thrill part to it. I finished reading it in a marathon of 3.5 hours as I just could not put it down.
I loved the character of Grace Doll, so delicately etched out.
The writing is enamoring and the book has a lost – world feel to it. It’s almost like an old classic movie playing out.
In all, I really liked this book and hope you do too.
3.5/5 stars – Between ‘I liked it’ and ‘I really liked it.’
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I write YA books. Whatever my heart desires, I write. I don’t have someone over my shoulder, in some office somewhere
telling me what I can and cannot write. Or should and shouldn’t write. I listen to my heart, the center of my muse, and trust my instincts.
I’ve written since junior high school. An only child, I grew up writing big stories about big families. I also write YA under the name of JM Warwick. My hometown of Palos Verdes, California figures in much of my work, as does my current home of Pleasant Grove, Utah and other favorite places. I love to travel.
They say “write what you know” and I do. I am a mother, I have six children, five cats and a huge doberman/dane dog. I have a supportive husband and we’ve been married 25 years. Our lives, though challenging with a handicapped child who has autism, are centered in our family.
My life experiences have worked into all of my novels. Some more heavily than others, but parts of me are in each story. I love stories rich in family drama, where family members overcome obstacles through love and miracles.