Grace After Henry by Eithne Shortall blogtour book review

Grace after Henry

Grace After Henry written by Eithne Shortall, publisher Corvus Books, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

To buy link:  https://amzn.to/2HWVhOA

Product Details (as per amazon page)

Grace sees her boyfriend Henry everywhere. In the supermarket, on the street, at the graveyard.

Only Henry is dead. He died two months earlier, leaving a huge hole in Grace’s life and in her heart. But then Henry turns up to fix the boiler one evening, and Grace can’t decide if she’s hallucinating or has suddenly developed psychic powers. Grace isn’t going mad – the man in front of her is not Henry at all, but someone else who looks uncannily like him. The hole in Grace’s heart grows ever larger.

Grace becomes captivated by this stranger, Andy – to her, he is Henry, and yet he is not. Reminded of everything she once had, can Grace recreate that lost love with Andy, resurrecting Henry in the process, or does loving Andy mean letting go of Henry?

Grace after Henry Blog Tour poster

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Eithne Shortall’s latest novel: Grace After Henry.

Oh my goodness after I finished reading Grace After Henry, which is Eithne Shortall’s second novel, I felt completely wrecked.  The emotions that the author evoked with her words has completely wrung me dry.  Eithne Shortall is a very clever, perspective author who knows clearly how to draw you into a story and it’s characters, to capture your heart instantly and then slam dunks you into an emotional turmoil.  I was destroyed at this point, then along comes these wonderful sub-characters.  Grace’s mother and father, who have the most craziest double act, I loved them instantly.  Then the author gave us Betty, the nosy neighbour, that was such a card!  We were also treated to the Three Wise Men who I wished could be packaged up and deposited in every cemetery across the lands.  These characters in particular picked me back up and made me smile and laugh so many times.

Grace was trying so hard to continue her life after Henry, memories of him were everywhere in the city they loved and had shared many beautiful moments in.  But when Grace meets Andy she feels like she has stepped into her own ‘soap opera’, her life feels a little deja vu and for a while she relishes these second chances to reminisce.  But as time goes on something doesn’t sit quite right and with news of something she never expected to happen she starts to re-evaluate her life and what has been thrown her way.

Eithne Shortall is a new author to me but she has got me totally.  I was in awe of her writing, I loved the emotional turmoil she threw at me and then her fabulous witty writing filled my heart with laughter and warmth.  Grace After Henry was just so sad, so beautiful and so heart warming, I was just lost in the author’s words.

I’m now off to buy her debut novel, Love in Row 27, as I need more words from Eithne Shortall!

To learn more about the author please do visit the following pages:

Website:  http://eithneshortall.com/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/eithneshortall

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/EithneShortallAuthor/

 

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5 thoughts on “Grace After Henry by Eithne Shortall blogtour book review

  1. Nice review. I have just finished reading Grace after Henry and the thing that most struck me was how it seemed to point out how impossible its own story is. I think this thought is a similar to how you say that Grace feels as though she is trapped in her own “soap opera”. She knows that what is happening is completely unlikely, which is what makes it believable!

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