Today I’m delighted to share details of another of my online reviews with My Weekly and this time it’s of the wonderful The Mortification of Grace Wheeler by Colette Dartford.
Published by White Fox on 18th August 2022, The Mortification of Grace Wheeler is available for purchase here.
The Mortification of Grace Wheeler
Faced with an empty nest when her only child goes to university, the flaws in Grace’s marriage are sharply exposed. Finding excuses to escape the taut atmosphere at home, she is drawn into an affair that ignites a mid-life sexual awakening.
But when her secret is discovered there is a terrible price to pay, and Grace is not the only one who pays it.
A compelling and emotional read, The Mortification of Grace Wheeler shines a spotlight on a marriage in crisis, the challenges of being a middle-aged woman, and the fear that your best years are behind you.
My Review of The Mortification of Grace Wheeler
My full review of The Mortification of Grace Wheeler can be found on the My Weekly website here.
However, what I can say here is that The Mortification of Grace Wheeler is an astonishingly vivid portrait of a middle-aged woman’s life that I won’t find easy to forget. I absolutely loved it.
About Colette Dartford
Colette Dartford writes contemporary fiction with compelling emotional themes. Her debut novel, Learning to Speak American, was shortlisted for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and published by Bonnier Zaffre. Her second novel, An Unsuitable Marriage, was a Kindle bestseller for over 18 months. In addition to her novels, Colette has had award-winning Flash fiction, short stories and poetry, published in popular magazines and anthologies. The Mortification of Grace Wheeler is her third novel. Colette lives in Bath with her husband and a very demanding labradoodle.