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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author Kristin von Kreisler comes a poignant, uplifting novel of one woman's journey to healing, and the surprising soul mate that helps guide her there.

Lila Elliot knows she's lucky. A shooting rampage at her office left several colleagues dead and others seriously wounded. Lila's injuries will heal in time. Yet though she gratefully retreats to her best friend's house to recuperate, Lila can't quite move past her fear and anger. Being drafted into caring for Grace - a shaggy, formerly abused golden retriever - only adds to her stress. Lila has been terrified of dogs since childhood. But Grace, like Lila, needs time and space to recover. Grace keeps her distance, sensing Lila's wariness, and only perks up for Adam, the neighbor who rescued her.

Though struggling to make sense of her recent tragedy, Lila, an accomplished artist, begins to see beauty in Grace's wisps of fur and haunted eyes. As Adam points out, Grace, too, has suffered through no fault of her own. And in helping Grace to trust, Lila is being gently nudged toward the courage she needs to do the same. Rich in warmth and humor, An Unexpected Grace is a story of compassion and connection, and of finding that what truly makes us whole again may be the love we give away.

©2014 Kristin von Kreisler (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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for dog lovers

A little adolescent but very heartwarming story with clever dialogue. Will recommend it to my friends!

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For Dog Lovers

The story was pleasant and the characters were fairly interesting. The narrator was almost insufferable. He nearly ruined the book. Grace, the dog, was the best part.. I enjoyed her a lot, even though it was hard to believe how well behaved she was in spite of being seriously abused prior to being adopted.

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Someone needs to work on pronunciation!!

What did you like best about An Unexpected Grace? What did you like least?

The story is pretty good. I loved Grace.

What was one of the most memorable moments of An Unexpected Grace?

The moment where she realizes that she does want to keep Grace and the reasons for that moment.

Would you be willing to try another one of Laurence Bouvard’s performances?

No. The mispronunciation of even common words drove me crazy. I mean how hard is it to pronounce Nissan? Just listen to the commercials and copy it for Pete's sake!!!

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Maybe.

Any additional comments?

Try to overlook the lack of empathy the main character feels and engenders the listener to feel at first. The story is worth that - if you can get past the narrator.

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