Reviewed by Mary C. Blowers for Readers' Favorite
In Grace Group by Carrie Maldonado, Holly had just been diagnosed with a rare terminal illness. How can she carry on her life as a human resources director, her sometime love affair with her boyfriend, and her duties as a daughter to her battling parents? Through unlikely meetings, Holly discovers her life purpose and begins to throw herself into it. You’ll be surprised to see how things transpire as good battles evil. Unlike other stories I've read, there is good reason for every encounter as the story is woven together. What lies beyond the end of this life? No one can really know, though there are many theories, including those of various religions and belief systems. One view is presented here and scenarios are revealed which differ from other romance stories. Nonetheless, one true religion prevails in the unexpected ending.
This book was a most enjoyable read and at the same time gave me so much to think about. As Holly grew in her awareness of the spiritual realms and of her health diagnosis, I reflected on my own life and whether it will have long term meaning. Holly learned to spend time caring for others who could offer her nothing. How often do we perform selfless acts of kindness, random or otherwise? How do we spend the moments of our days? What really matters? It’s not what you think. If you sometimes feel that you don’t know what you’re living for, Carrie Maldonado has written a very insightful book that you will enjoy and maybe even find yourself in; Grace Group.