Shelle Sumners’ sparkling debut novel is romantic, funny, and wise. You will root for Grace Barnum as she lets go, takes a chance, and falls in love. You will swoon as a troubadour wins her heart the old fashioned way, through poetry and persistence….And to think he’s from the Poconos. You just never know.”  –Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of the Viola series and The Shoemaker’s Wife

“So what makes Grace Grows so addicting? First of all, Grace is one of the most relatable characters I’ve found in women’s fiction in a long time. She has it all—the beauty, the steady job, the fiancé—but on the inside she second-guesses herself and feels just as fat in those jeans as the rest of us. Second, Tyler Wilkie has got to be the hottest man in fiction—if only he were real! And he has flaws, too, plus a touching vulnerability that haunts Grace throughout the book and forces her to be vulnerable with him as well.”    

I loved this novel, and not just because of the dogs. Grace Grows is enormously fun and tender, a new take on the whole opposites attract approach to love . . . and sex.”  –Julie Klam, New York Times bestselling author of You Had Me at Woof

Grace Grows is a funny and romantic page-turner with a swoon-worthy hero and a wonderfully down-to-earth heroine. A great read, and original songs are a cool bonus!  –Melissa de la Cruz, New York Times bestelling author of Blue Bloods and Witches of East End

“Grace Barnum is such a charming, relatable character–torn between playing it safe and going for it–that you’ll find yourself smiling and swooning as you fly through Sumners’ witty, honest, and delightful novel about taking a chance on love.”  –-Elisabeth Robinson, author of national bestseller The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

“The story’s focus on its frustratingly stubborn heroine, her well-developed family ties, and the confusing dance between longing heart and shuttered psyche creates a slow yet satisfying, engaging quality that keeps the pages turning.” Publishers Weekly

“This isn’t the typical tale about a woman choosing between two men. Rather, it is the story of Grace caught between the ordinary life she believes she’s meant to have and the twists of fate that keep pulling her and Tyler together. This out-of-the-ordinary romance novel is peppered with lyrics to Tyler’s original songs, which were written by Sumners’ songwriter husband. Readers will fall for the swoonworthy hero and root for the couple to overcome each obstacle.” Booklist

“A charming, relatable and completely unputdownable love story for the 21st century.” Chatelaine

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