Manhattan Grace

Manhattan Grace
406 Pages
ISBN 9781948888134

When a door opens for Gracie Camden to leave Cape Cod and move to Manhattan as a nanny for a Juilliard drama instructor, she fully expects God to use her acting talent and launch her to stardom. It’s been six months. What’s taking him so long?

Seymour Kaufman relocates to New York City from Iowa due to a shortage of mohels (circumcisers) in the tri-state Messianic congregations. Secretly, he hopes to explore a deeper relationship with Metropolitan Opera star and fellow Moldovan, Polina Zelenka. But he is conflicted when he meets her less complicated, widowed cousin. Meanwhile, fresh from Palm Beach, the Chief plans to cap off his short yet lucrative career as an international jewel thief with a multi-million-dollar heist during the Met’s gala in Polina’s honor. His usual modus operandi is to work alone—but this time is different.

While Seymour celebrates every closed door by believing God will open a better one, Gracie whines and wonders why God doesn’t bless her plans. Gracie finally learns it’s not about making it big in the Big Apple, it’s about living God’s perfect plan for your life.

Clarice G. James

About Clarice G. James (New Hampshire Author)

Clarice G. James

Clarice G. James writes smart, fun, relatable contemporary women’s fiction from a Providential worldview. When Clarice isn’t writing, she’s reading, encouraging fellow writers, or involved in a home decorating project.

The second of six siblings, Clarice grew up on Cape Cod. She credits her father for showing her the power of dreams and her mother for teaching her the value of working for them. After 23 years of marriage and three children, she was widowed. Eight years later, she was blessed to remarry Ralph David James.

She and Ralph, a short story author, live in Hudson, New Hampshire. Together, they have five married children and ten grandchildren.

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