An unexpected grace

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
From bestselling author Kristin von Kreisler comes a poignant, uplifting novel of one woman's journey to healing, and the surprising soul mate that helps guide her there. Lila Elliot knows she's lucky. A shooting rampage at her office left several colleagues dead and others seriously wounded. Lila's injuries will heal in time. Yet though she gratefully retreats to her best friend's house to recuperate, Lila can't quite move past her fear and anger. Being drafted into caring for Grace--a shaggy, formerly abused golden retriever--only adds to her stress. Lila has been terrified of dogs since childhood. But Grace, like Lila, needs time and space to recover. Grace keeps her distance, sensing Lila's wariness, and only perks up for Adam, the neighbor who rescued her. Though struggling to make sense of her recent tragedy, Lila, an accomplished artist, begins to see beauty in Grace's wisps of fur and haunted eyes. As Adam points out, Grace, too, has suffered through no fault of her own. And in helping Grace to trust, Lila is being gently nudged toward the courage she needs to do the same. Rich in warmth and humor, An Unexpected Grace is a story of compassion and connection, and of finding that what truly makes us whole again may be the love we give away. Includes Reading Group Guide
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID fdda5257-f393-b675-0e83-d4c12d0ca77e
Grouping Title unexpected grace
Grouping Author von kreisler kristin
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-12-08 23:55:05PM
Last Indexed 2018-12-09 00:49:59AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Von Kreisler, Kristin,
author_display Von Kreisler, Kristin
available_at_catalog Goodlettsville, Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction
display_description Struggling to make sense of a traumatic office shooting, Lila Elliot finds an unexpected bond with an abused golden retriever she is recruited to care for during her recuperation from her injuries.
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id fdda5257-f393-b675-0e83-d4c12d0ca77e
isbn 9780758291943, 9780758291950
item_details ils:CARL0000445569|35192046271171|Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction|Fiction VonKrei|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GO||, ils:CARL0000445569|35192046271189|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction VonKrei|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:b4e9490f-9cb4-464e-82cd-748c8973c4a8|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-12-09T06:49:59.752Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction VonKrei
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Goodlettsville, Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9780758291943
publishDate 2013, 2014
record_details ils:CARL0000445569|Book|Books||English|Kensington Books,|[2014]|259 pages ; 21 cm., overdrive:b4e9490f-9cb4-464e-82cd-748c8973c4a8|eBook|eBook||English|Kensington|2013|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000445569 35192046271189 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000445569 35192046271171 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:b4e9490f-9cb4-464e-82cd-748c8973c4a8 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Animal rescue -- Fiction, Dogs -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Golden retriever -- Fiction, Human-animal relationships -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Victims of crimes -- Fiction, Women dog owners -- Fiction
title_display An unexpected grace
title_full An Unexpected Grace, An unexpected grace / Kristin von Kreisler
title_short An unexpected grace
topic_facet Animal rescue, Dogs, Fiction, Friendship, Golden retriever, Human-animal relationships, Humor (Fiction), Literature, Psychological fiction, American, Victims of crimes, Women dog owners