Saving Grace is a look into what others might see on the surface as a perfect marriage, but to Grace it is anything but that. If you've ever dealt with a narcissist, you know how they can turn on the charm shortly followed, once they have you hooked, by anger and tantrums. There is an excellent description of this personality type in the Huffington Post. Sometimes there is a fine line between a narcissist and a sociopath.
Jane Green is a gifted writer and I thought the book was well written and delves into dealing with strong personalities and mental illness (Grace's mother). I won't say any more for fear of throwing in spoilers, but it's going on my list of favorites for 2015.
And . . . there are lots of delicious recipes - Eton Mess, Ginger and Honey Chicken with Soy, Salmon Parcels
From the cover:
Grace and Ted Chapman are widely regarded as the perfect literary power couple. Ted is a successful novelist and Grace, his wife of twenty years, is beautiful, stylish, carefree, and a wonderful homemaker. But what no one sees - what is churning under the surface - are Ted's rages, his mood swings and the precarious house of cards that their lifestyle is built upon. When Ted's longtime assistant and mainstay leaves, the house of cards begins to crumble,and Grace, with dark secrets in her past, is most vulnerable. She finds herself in need of help but with no one to turn to . . . until the perfect new assistant shows up out of the blue.
A big thank you to Mason Canyon over at Thoughts in Progress - I received the book as winner of a giveaway on her blog.