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Onths earlier leaving a huge hole in Grace's life and in her heart But then Henry turns up to fix the boiler one evening and Grace can't decide if she's hallucinating or has suddenly developed psychic powers Grace isn't going mad the man in front of her is not Henry at all but someone else who looks un A book about love and loss and grief and hope Grace and Henry are in a relationship they are young in love and have the future ahead of them They visualize their future together and are making plans to visit real estate for their next step Only Henry who is running late and is biking in the rain to meet Grace at a showing fails to show up And be prepared to have your heart ache and break as the worst nightmare has just occurred Put yourself in Grace s shoes Overcome by guilt grief she is unable to function She is unable to feel anything but despair and mourning Reflections of her and Henry And now it s just her Gosh her pain is so deep and is palpable to the reader But then she thinks she sees Henry here there That face the hair those ears is she hallucinating Is it mistaken identity So many times this happens only to see closer that it is not Henry That this person is someone else entirely Is she going mad The grief consumes her even And then wait at the cemetery there is Henry Of course there is he s in a grave But no it s someone who DOES look like him And oh my the story takes off from there and becomes something I was not expecting It s not supernatural or paranormal It s very different and while the odds of something like this to happen is astronomical the truth is revealed And there is hope But Henry memories of him does not go away At this point I had some very conflicting feelings about what was happening with Grace and her life I kind of got sucked in for the ride because I was hoping for a happy outcome I uestioned myself as to what would I have done if I was Grace in this circumstance Finally the ending was disappointing not what I was hoping for or anticipating I think many readers felt the same way about that Planet of the Bugs up to fix the boiler one evening and Grace can't decide if she's hallucinating or has suddenly developed psychic powers Grace isn't going mad the man in front of her is not Henry at all but someone else who looks Fishes of the Open Ocean un A book about love and loss and grief and hope Grace and Henry are in a relationship they are young in love and have the future ahead of them They visualize their future together and are making plans to visit real estate for their next step Only Henry who is running late and is biking in the rain to meet Grace at a showing fails to show Out of Bounds (Boundaries, up And be prepared to have your heart ache and break as the worst nightmare has just occurred Put yourself in Grace s shoes Overcome by guilt grief she is Grass, Sky, Song unable to function She is Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos unable to feel anything but despair and mourning Reflections of her and Henry And now it s just her Gosh her pain is so deep and is palpable to the reader But then she thinks she sees Henry here there That face the hair those ears is she hallucinating Is it mistaken identity So many times this happens only to see closer that it is not Henry That this person is someone else entirely Is she going mad The grief consumes her even And then wait at the cemetery there is Henry Of course there is he s in a grave But no it s someone who DOES look like him And oh my the story takes off from there and becomes something I was not expecting It s not supernatural or paranormal It s very different and while the odds of something like this to happen is astronomical the truth is revealed And there is hope But Henry memories of him does not go away At this point I had some very conflicting feelings about what was happening with Grace and her life I kind of got sucked in for the ride because I was hoping for a happy outcome I The Illusionists uestioned myself as to what would I have done if I was Grace in this circumstance Finally the ending was disappointing not what I was hoping for or anticipating I think many readers felt the same way about that

Summary Grace After Henry

Grace After Henry

Winner of The Big Book Awards The Best Page Turners 2018 Shortlisted for the Popular Fiction Book of the Year The Irish Book Awards 2018 An Irish Independent Book of the year 2018Grace sees her boyfriend Henry everywhere In the supermarket on the street at the graveyard Only Henry is dead He died two m Ten Reasons To Love Grace After Henry by Eithne ShortallOne The believable and touching portrayal of the impact of losing someone close to you The regrets if only you d said all the things you d meant to say The guilt that if you d done things differently perhaps events would have taken a different course The anger why me The loneliness and sense of displacement in a world that suddenly seems to be missing a vital partTwo How Grace s memories of the good times with Henry are cleverly evoked through fragments of their conversations that demonstrate their shared sense of humour She Ra as boyhood fantasy figure anyoneThree How Grace and Henry both loved Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol and re read it often together This brought a tear to my eye as my husband and I also share a love of this book though we ve never read it aloud to each other doing all the voicesFour The Three Wise Men the three lovely men Grace meets at the cemetery on her regular visits to tend Henry s grave Each of them is mourning someone close to them as well They provide valuable companionship in love loss grief and memoryeven if that does mean putting up with the same awful jokes every timeFive The incidental characters Dermot Grace s boss and frustrated actor Betty Grace s next door neighbour for whom the word nosy is too inadeuate a description and Grace s Mum and Dad touchingly delighted by each other s company their planned outing to Nando s had me choking on my teaSix Grace s dogged belief in the idea that there may be parallel worlds and existences in which there could have been a different outcome a different life and a future together for her and HenrySeven The possibility of second chances in life and in love Who isn t drawn to that ideaEight The interesting way the author explores Grace s conflicted feelings as she gets to know Andy and what at first seems like a miracle turns out to bring all sorts of complications and unintended conseuencesNine The uestion the novel poses do we ever really truly know anybody Grace thought she knew everything about Henry the way he liked his tea his favourite film But it transpires there were things about him she could never have imaginedTen The message of the book at least for me that you should cherish every moment you have with a loved one Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide up with the same awful jokes every timeFive The incidental characters Dermot Grace s boss and frustrated actor Betty Grace s next door neighbour for whom the word nosy is too inadeuate a description and Grace s Mum and Dad touchingly delighted by each other s company their planned outing to Nando s had me choking on my teaSix Grace s dogged belief in the idea that there may be parallel worlds and existences in which there could have been a different outcome a different life and a future together for her and HenrySeven The possibility of second chances in life and in love Who isn t drawn to that ideaEight The interesting way the author explores Grace s conflicted feelings as she gets to know Andy and what at first seems like a miracle turns out to bring all sorts of complications and The White Nights of Ramadan unintended conseuencesNine The Beyond the Pale uestion the novel poses do we ever really truly know anybody Grace thought she knew everything about Henry the way he liked his tea his favourite film But it transpires there were things about him she could never have imaginedTen The message of the book at least for me that you should cherish every moment you have with a loved one

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Cannily like him The hole in Grace's heart grows ever larger Grace becomes captivated by this stranger Andy to her he is Henry and yet he is not Reminded of everything she once had can Grace recreate that lost love with Andy resurrecting Henry in the process or does loving Andy mean letting go of Henry Grief is a prevalent theme in this tale of a young woman whose serious boyfriend is killed in a freak accident It s not maudlin however or even dramatically moving The components are all there the suspension of belief the regrets the agonizing wish to redo the fateful day even some wry humor as the protagonist sees some of her eccentric behavior as an observer might Colorful characters and a clever plot combined to remind me of another Irish author Maeve Binchy While this was definitely enjoyable Good Grief by Lolly Winston remains at the top of my list in this genre


10 thoughts on “Grace After Henry

  1. says:

    I purchased a copy for my kindle on a daily dealTW GriefBefore I share my thoughts let's just say that I am in the minority here and

  2. says:

    Ten Reasons To Love Grace After Henry by Eithne ShortallOne – The believable and touching portrayal of the impact of losing someone close to you  The regrets – if only you’d said all the things you’d meant to say  The guilt – that if you’d done things differently perhaps events would have taken a different course  The anger – why me  The loneliness and sense of displacement in a world that suddenly

  3. says:

    I’m going to state right up front that this novel is nothing like what the blurb indicates It’s so much and then some making it a really tricky one to review because I don’t want to give even a hint of a spoiler I didn’t have one so

  4. says:

    This was a lovely and often heartbreaking book about love and loss Grace and Henry have just bought a house together when he dies leaving Grace bereft She moves into their new home and one day Henry shows up to fix

  5. says:

    Enjoyable and full of heart ❤️I almost had to put it down bc the grief at the beginning was so raw but I’m glad I didn’t stop readingFYI for readers like me who are not Irish the author’s name Eithne is pronounced Enya and

  6. says:

    A book about love and loss and grief and hope Grace and Henry are in a relationship they are young in love and have the future ahead of them They visualize their future together and are making plans to visit real estate for their next step Only Henry who is running late and is biking in the rain to meet Grace at a showing fails to show up An

  7. says:

    This book reminded me a little of PS I Love You I wasn't the greatest fan of that book It's also a little like After You I liked that book better though It was always Grace and Henry now it's Grace After Henry The plot thickens with the introduction of Andy who is a constant reminder of Henry It kept my interest at the start but as I got nearer the end it got a little boring for me The story fell flat The storyline co

  8. says:

    Grace After Henry is a beautiful Irish contemporary book about Grace who far too young loses the love of her life Henry in a tragic cycling accident Now left in the home they bought together alone Grace doesn't know what to do or how to go on And then there's a knock on the door from the man whose come to fix her boiler and appears to be Henry's doppelgänger Grace welcomes Andy into her life as she tries to deal with her grief but there

  9. says:

    Grief is a prevalent theme in this tale of a young woman whose serious boyfriend is killed in a freak accident It’s not maudlin however or even dramatically moving The components are all there the suspension of belief the regrets the agonizing wish to redo the fateful day even some wry humor as the protagonist sees some

  10. says:

    💝FREE on today 6202018💝BlurbGrace sees her boyfriend Henry everywhere In the supermarket on the street at the graveyard Only Henry is dead He died two months earlier leaving a huge hole in Grace's life and in her heart But then Henry turns up to fix the boiler one evening and Grace can't decide if she's hallucinating or has suddenly developed psychic powers Grace isn't going mad the man in front of her is not Henry

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