Like many young women, Grace Barnum’s life is precariously balanced on sensible choices and uncomfortable compromise. She dutifully edits textbooks that she fears may be more harmful than helpful to kids. She is engaged to a patent attorney with whom she has a reliable relationship. She has a cautious relationship with her fascinating father, a renowned New York painter, and she prefers her mother slightly drunk as she’s easier to handle that way. Always organised, always a planner, Grace carries her life around in a handbag – that is, until the responsibility-challenged Tyler Wilkie shows up. Tyler of the warm eyes and a smile that makes Grace drop things. Worst of all, he writes tender, loving, devastating songs – about her. Tyler reaches something in Grace, something she needs, but can’t admit to. Something she wants, but won’t succumb to. Falling in love with him would ruin everything. And yet . . .
An enchanting story about learning to love and learning to let go. This is funny, sweet and a lovely way to spend a few hours reading.