cover image Seasoned with Grace

Seasoned with Grace

Nigeria Lockley. Kensington/Urban Christian, $14.95 trade paper (288p) ISBN 978-1-62286-810-0

Supermodel Grace King has made headlines repeatedly for bad behavior. Her latest altercation in a nightclub has landed her a term of community service at her lawyer's church; forced to fit in, a reluctant Grace is surprised to meet the good-looking Horace Brown, a church member who's looking for a churchgoing woman. Grace has a lot of issues to work through, especially when she reconnects with two men from her past who had been powerful negative influences. She has a supportive network of friends and an entrenched set of bad habits pulling her in opposite directions; will she heal, or continue her self-destructive spiral in public view? Lockley (Born at Dawn) has a good eye for celebrity and designer brands; a particular strength is her clever dialogue. She also manages to make Grace a likable diva with a credible arc of character development. Fans of urban fiction can look forward to Grace's next adventure and to Lockley's development. (July)