Published by Self-Published on November 26, 2015
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This year I am trying to read more self-published authors which, if I’m being honest, can be risky business. But when Nina Navisky’s book, A Mosaic of Grace, came along, I was intrigued and decided to give it a go. The book is about a pastor named Tim who starts to question his faith right before his daughter Gracie’s wedding…. that he is officiating. It’s terrible timing and Tim knows it, so he tries to shield his daughter from it because she has enough going on. In addition to the wedding, Gracie’s son is severely autistic and getting married means that she will be less available as a caretaker for Amanda, a family friend who is intellectually disabled. Amanda’s own sister is a busy doctor and this one wedding has the potential to cause upheaval for all involved.
What intrigued me about this book was, first and foremost, Tim. A pastor losing his faith makes for good reading but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it wasn’t overwritten. His journey is certainly the thread that weaves the story together but it is the relationships and experiences of the women in his life that really propel this book forward. More than that, it’s about the secrets that they each carry, with everyone trying to protect someone.A Mosaic of Grace is a novel about a pastor losing his faith & family secrets. Click To Tweet
Overall, I enjoyed A Mosaic of Grace and read it fairly quickly. I don’t know much about caring for someone with autism but because the author drew from personal experiences I am going to assume that the frustrations outlined in the book are accurate. The only thing that took some getting used to was the characters themselves. At first I was unsure about who was related or who was a family friend but in the end it didn’t matter, anyway – this is a book about relationships and secrets and with those, Navisky is clear.
Recommended for: Fans of books about families and secrets but who tend to shy away from self-published novels.