The Official Beyond Graces Rainbow Tour
16- 27 September 2013
Dare to love
Dare to fight for the truth
Dare to believe that dreams really do come true
Not long after I first launched TheBookGeekWearsPajamas I was sent a lovely email by a self-published author called Carmel Harrington. Carmel asked me if I would review her book Beyond Graces Rainbow for her which I accepted and fell in love with. After that, we continued to email each other and get to know each other's backgrounds and stories. I am thrilled to have met such a lovely lady and I am even more thrilled to be on her first published book tour. A lady who truly deserves the success awaiting her in the future and who has one extremely special book.
Being asked to Re read the new and updated Beyond Graces Rainbow I was a bit scared to tell you the truth, I didn't want to see any changes, I didn't want it to be different, I didn't think I could cope with being that traumatised all over again. I did it though and I have to admit it is truly still one of the most amazing books I have ever had the privilege to read and it is still in my most favourite books category. The love and friendship, the gorgeousness of family. The fear in illness and the darkness in life. I won't write another review for this book because I don't need too, my words will only be the same.
About Beyond Graces Rainbow
Beyond Grace’s Rainbow is a poignant story about a young mother’s battle with cancer. Single mother Grace Devlin faces what will be the biggest fight of her life and the stakes are high. She cannot contemplate leaving her adorable little boy Jack all alone in the world. Unfortunately for Grace her best chance of survival is to receive a bone marrow transplant, so she embarks on a heart breaking search for her biological parents, as she was adopted when a small baby. This search will unravel a web of lies and deceit that has spanned over thirty years.
And just when she thinks life can get no more complicated, Jack’s father Liam is back in town full of remorse and he’s made it clear that he’s not leaving until he’s won her back. Liam was the love of Grace’s life but can she trust him ever again? Helping Grace muddle her way through her cancer treatment and complicated love life are her friends – Tara, Sean, Abby, Tom and Gerry. Tara is Grace’s cousin and is happily married to Sean but they are desperate for a baby of their own; Abby, Grace and Tara’s friend from college is single and looking for her one true love which is proving difficult, whilst Tom would be happy if his boyfriend Gerry for once didn’t max out their credit card! Beyond Grace’s Rainbow will bring the reader into Graces world where friendship, courage, loyalty, laughter and above all love are abundant. The story will bring you on an emotional journey with Grace and her friends that will have the reader both laughing and crying at the turn of a page.
Carmel Harrington is the bestselling author of the award winning eBook Beyond Graces Rainbow. Carmel also is popular freelance writer and regular contributor to a number of magazines. She also enjoys playwrighting and her debut play 'A Dunganstown Romance' was on stage in June 13' where it received rave reviews.Carmel's second novel Sleep of Dreams is now completed and will be published later this year.
Carmel is married to Roger with two small children Amelia and Nate, living in Wexford, Ireland.
Amazon - Author Page
GoodReads - BGR
My Review for Beyond Graces Rainbow
Beyond Grace's Rainbow follows Grace Devlin through her fight with Leukemia. She is an honest, clever, and charming lady who has you loving her from the very start. Throughout her story you get to meet the people in her life, her beloved group of friends and her family. With them you get not only their side to her story, but their own stories too. Her friends consist of, Tom and Gerry her two gay friends, who are without a doubt the most romantic and gorgeous couple ever. Tom is the dad of the whole group and Gerry is the drama queen with a huge heart. Tara is Grace's cousin, she is the mouth and the hard-faced one, she is married to Grace's long-term karaoke friend the lovely Dr,Sean. Lastly, we have Abbie, she is the art chick with a shy smile, a gorgeous face and a metabolism we all dream about, she also has a tendency to pick very crap boyfriends. All together they are a force to be reckoned with. A gang of pure love. Grace has a son Jack who she seriously dotes on. When Jacks father Liam (the love of her life) turns up out of the blue one day, her feathers are well and truly ruffled. We also get to meet a lady named Catherine and told her incredible journey in life, but I won't go into detail about her she's one for you to find out about yourself.
All I can say about this book is that you will not be disappointed when you read it. It is a tale of heartache, mystery, love, devastation, life and relationships. A book that will have you giggling and excited, but will also have you crying and questioning how things in life can change so suddenly. It has been told in such a wonderful way, a way where you are pulled into the words. You don't become a part of the book like some you read, but miraculously you become a friend of the author. Now I know that seems a strange thing to say, but you really do feel like you are sitting with her listening to her as she explains the tale of grace's life to you. Like this is real life and grace is her family. That is something I've never experienced before and my swinging brick thawed slightly allowing a warmth to take over me, allowing me to live that reality with her. It made me become very aware of my own family, friends, children, and husband. How blessed I am, how blessed we all are. I will never look at a rainbow in the same way again.
I can hand on my heart honestly say that this book has blown me away. Treat yourself to it. It's not just for us chick-lit ladies. It's for everyone who enjoys a good read and a brilliant book. It's Sensational.
5*** This is pride of place with 'me before you - JoJo Moyes' and 'the accidental husband - Jane green'. No doubt I'll be reading it again soon.
Thank you to Tanya from AfterTheFinalChapters for hosting this tour.