Monday 8 August 2022

The Mortification Of Grace Wheeler by Colette Dartford | Blog Tour Book Review

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The Mortification Of Grace Wheeler by Colette Dartford
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Publisher: Whitefox
Publication date: 18th August 2022

A stale marriage, an illicit affair. Who pays the price?

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.

I was so surprised by how much I loved this book - I couldn't put it down. Dartford's writing is stunning and it makes it very easy to read. Almost poetic at times.

Grace Wheeler is in her mid-forties and is married to Cal who is twenty three years her senior. Grace is Cal's second wife and they have one son together, Josh. Josh's move to university forces Grace to analyse her relationship with Cal. With Josh no longer there to take up her time, she realises the differences between them in age and thinks that she no longer loves Cal like she used to.

Grace takes up fishing lessons to surprise her son and, being unhappy in her marriage, begins a brief affair with her younger instructor. Cal then falls ill and Grace is forced to be a doting wife and look after her sick husband.

This book caused a whirlwind of emotions. I understood Grace's feelings but wanting to give her a good shake at other times. I felt empathy, I felt disgust, everything. Just a wonderful story to delve into.


Thank you to Whitefox for having me on the blog tour. You can find information about the other bloggers taking part in the tour in the graphic below.

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