Grace & Serenity
Vine Leaves Press
Paperback and ebook (July 2020)
***Finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2021***
Living on the streets is terrifying and exhausting. Grace’s only comforts are a steady stream of vodka, and a strange little boy who’s following her around.
At nineteen, Grace has already had a child and endured an abusive marriage. But she’s also had her baby abducted by her vengeful husband and been framed as a neglectful mother. Even her own parents doubted her version of the story. So she did the only thing that made sense to her—run away.
The streets are unforgiving. Winter is drawing in. And Grace isn’t prepared for the harsh realities of survival. At her very bleakest, a Good Samaritan swoops into her life and rescues her. With a roof over her head and food in her stomach, she longs to see her baby again.
But nothing ever comes for free.
What readers are saying:
"... this book left me speechless! At times it took my breath away! There just doesn’t seem to be enough words to describe how amazing yet hard hitting this book is!" - Lynne Piza, The Book Reviewing Mum
"The power of Ms Crawford's story resides in her mastery of language and the intense reality of her characters." - Tom Gillespie, author of The Strange Book of Jacob Boyce
"A dark story peppered with light and hope. Well written and extremely readable, the story haunts and raises questions long after the book is finished." - Linda K, Amazon reader
"Annalisa Crawford has crafted a brilliant novel, and it is one I wont forget for a while." - Jessica Belmont, author and book blogger