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Book Recommendation: A Peculiar Grace by Jeffrey Lent

Book Recommendation: A Peculiar Grace by Jeffrey Lent

 

A Peculiar Grace (2007) is one of the outstanding novels by Vermont author Jeffrey Lent. Dolores and I enjoyed Lent's most recent book, A Slant of Light (2015) and decided to read his other novels as well. Please use the links to learn more about this author and his books. 

 

Books by Jeffey Lent

 

Grove's jacket copy for A Peculiar Grace:

A Peculiar Grace is an unforgettable tale of obsession, inspiration, and tragedy in a family of New England artists, by an author with “the absolute mastery to create his own reality” —Jim Harrison

Acclaimed novelist Jeffrey Lent’s A Peculiar Grace was hailed by Howard Frank Mosher as “the best book to date by one of the two or three most gifted American novelists since William Faulkner.”  It is a timeless tale of love, destruction, and rebirth through artistry set in modernday Vermont.

Hewitt Pearce is a forty-three-year-old blacksmith who lives alone in his family home, producing custom ironwork and safeguarding a small collection of art his late father left behind. When Jessica, a troubled young vagabond, appears in his backwoods one morning fleeing her demons, Hewitt’s previously hermetic existence is suddenly challenged—more so when he learns that Emily, the love of his life whom he’d lost twenty years before, has been unexpectedly widowed. As he gradually uncovers the secrets of Jessica’s past and tries to win Emily’s trust again, Hewitt must confront his own dark history and his family’s, and rediscovers how much he’s craved human connection. The more he reflects on the heartbreaking losses that nearly destroyed both him and his father, however, the more Hewitt realizes that his art may offer a deliverance that no love or faith truly can.

 

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Comment balloon 20 commentsRoy Kelley • August 27 2015 12:05PM

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Roy, reading two books as of now and still adding books to your list of recommendations. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 4 years ago

Hi Roy.  That sounds like an interesting story.  Thanks.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 4 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

Roy, Thank you for the book recommendation. Have a good day.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 4 years ago

Thanks Roy.  I'm not familiar with Jeffrey Lent, but it does sound interesting.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 4 years ago

Roy, have not heard of this author, and will need to check him out.  You read so many books! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 4 years ago

Good Thursday morning Dolores and Roy Kelley -

I'll shoot this one over to Mom.  She's sitting more these days and reading more.  A busy mind is always a good thing.

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 4 years ago

So many books, so little time. Can't wait for the cool winter months - and spending more time in a big old chair with a book. :)

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 4 years ago

Roy,

Just in time, I need a respite from my usual mystery fare...Thanks for sharing this with us.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

Roy, always happy to hear about good book recommendations, thanks.

Posted by Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management (Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

You will love the books by Jeffrey Lent. I am now reading another one.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

Roy,

I get that way with an author I like, I end up reading the whole series.  Wishing you and Dolores a great weekend.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

This one sounds like a book you can't put down Roy. Thanks for all the good reviews.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

Roy Kelley Thanks for another book recommendation.  I will pass along to Dave as he is an avid reader as well.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Thanks, again, for your feedback and for your continued support.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

Have a great day and enjoy a good book over the holiday weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

Mary Yonkers 

You and Dave will enjoy the books by Jeffrey Lent.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

Good Monday morning to all. Enjoy your Labor Day activities and have an outstanding week. Take care if you are out and about on busy highways.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

Roy I guess I missed this post, on a side note I have so many books piled up on the "waiting to be read" sadly last eight to twelve months I had virtually no time to read....Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 3 years ago

Endre Barath, Jr. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Take the time to enjoy some good books.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

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