In pursuit of justice, in need of grace . . .
A justice-seeking perfectionist pursues her dream of a perfect life in her hometown of Miller’s Creek, Texas. Sidetracked by a desire to be a prosecuting attorney, Grace Soldano launches into uncharted waters, making herself over to please her boss and mentor. Then a disheveled free spirit turns her perfectly ordered world upside down, challenging her concept of personal goodness. A fall from perfection leaves Grace 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 one completely immersed in His grace?
Cathy Bryant continues to prove that she is a strong voice in the Christian self-published world. Her third instalment in the Miller’s Creek series is unique to its two predecessors and can be read independently from them without a loss of experience. With strong elements of mystery and suspense and a romantic sublot, The Way of Grace will endear itself to a wide range of readers. Grace’s character, although initially naive to my point of view, grappled with issues of forgiveness, justice and loyalty with authenticity and introspection. The complex relationships of family, friends and community are put to test as Grace tries to consolidate her ambitions with her destiny. The pacing lost some of its momentum in the middle, but Bryant throws readers an unexpected curveball in the last quarter that revives and reengages through to the end. She avoids saccharine overtones of a forced romantic ending in favour of leaving readers with a realistic and satisfying conclusion that is perfectly reflective of Grace’s situation.
**Disclosure: ARC provided by author for review consideration**