By Barbara Delinsky

Grace Dorian is The Confidante, America's favourite suggestion columnist. Her knowledge has helped to steer generations—including her daughter, Francine, and granddaughter, Sophie, who deal with the massive Dorian empire and oversee the thousand information of Grace's world.

But a countrywide treasure is wasting her brilliance. Her as soon as razor-sharp brain is displaying pressure; her columns have all started to wander. considering Grace's well-being and destiny, Francine needs to step in to fill her mythical mother's sneakers and by some means additionally reside her personal life—which now unexpectedly comprises her complicated emotions for Grace's good-looking physician and new concerns approximately tempestuous Sophie, who wishes extra suggestions than Grace's public.

Shades of Grace is a touching and heartfelt tale within which love and devotion are placed to the last word test—a vintage from New York Times bestselling writer Barbara Delinsky.

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But suppose,” Davis came forward again, compelling, as Francine wished he wasn’t, “just suppose I’m right. Suppose today’s accident was caused by impaired functioning on her part. ” “What if it’s worse the next time? ” He held up a hand. “Okay, forget human tragedy. Forget morality. ” “To cover your tail? Is that what this is all about? ” Francine rose. “That’s contemptible. ” She felt a dire need to flee. “Thank you for your time, doctor. ” She started to open the door. His flat hand closed it again.

Francine needed a champion. Sophie was the only one she had. ” Francine asked, rubbing Sophie’s bare arms. Sophie gave a little headshake no. “How could Grace have forgotten the column on incest? ” “She’s written so many columns. ” “But it was just last week. She’s losing it, Mom. ” “Oh, she’s sharp. She just asked me whether you’ve pulled out the old speeches she asked for last week. ” Sophie drew away. Over her shoulder on her way to the door, she said, “Digging through files is the worst part of this job.

After waving him off at the door, she wandered through the house, but the fear followed her there, too, as nagging as the headache and more daunting. She wanted to talk, but she couldn’t. She wanted to work, but she couldn’t. She wanted to sleep, but she couldn’t. So she took her wool coat from the closet, put on a beret and fur-lined gloves, and went looking for Gus. He wasn’t in the garage. Nor was he in the main house, or the greenhouse, or the cottage he shared with his sister. He wasn’t answering his beeper at all.

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