November 12, 2012

The Way of Grace



A justice-seeking perfectionist pursues her dream of a perfect life in her hometown of Miller’s Creek, Texas. Sidetracked by her desire to be a prosecuting attorney, Gracie Soldano launches into uncharted waters, making herself over to impress her boss.

Then a disheveled free-spirit turns her perfectly ordered world upside down, challenging the idea of personal goodness. A fall from perfection leaves her teetering between vengeance and grace, caught in a deadly crossfire that leaves her dreams in a heap of ashes.

Can she learn to joyfully accept the life God has given her–far from perfect–but completely immersed in His grace?
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If you like a modern, clean, upbeat, romantic quick read, 'The Way of Grace' is for you! 
Just the fact that it is clean sets this book apart from mainstream fiction. The one thing though that stood out to me was the way Bryant was able to convey biblical pictures of redemption and forgiveness without coming across as plastic or preachy. 
Gracie's perfectionist lifestyle was thrown for a loop when she finally chose to do the right thing. When she make mistakes they didn't end with a bed of roses. Her perception was colored by her experiences, just like each of us. Though frustrating at times, :) Gracie is one of the most real christian fiction characters I have met. Jumping into the story with his hair uncombed and his shirt looking like he'd slept in it comes Matt, all around caring and full of life; Matt is the heart of the story and the life of the party.
As a reader, I'd say Matt's only problem is that he he is to close to perfect. I have no idea what Gracie's problem was, the only thing I can figure out is that like so many us, girls especially, she was looking at the outside instead of the soul. Unfortunately Matt's jeans and frisbee just couldn't match up with the tall, handsome Jason aka. Alexander's plush carpets and fancy date nights.
Get the book to find out more.... I'd rate this book 3 of 5 stars.

Disclaimer:I received this book for free from the Publisher for this review, every opinion expressed here in is 100% my own.