The Rules of Love & Grammar

The Rules of Love & Grammar

A Novel

Book - 2016
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A woman finds love and closure, and rediscovers herself, when she returns to her roots in the enchanting new novel from the author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café.

Newly jobless, newly single, and suddenly apartmentless, writer Grace Hammond has come unmoored. A grammar whiz who's brilliant at correcting other people's errors, she hasn't yet found quite the right set of rules for fixing her own mistakes.

Desperate to escape the city and her trifecta of problems, Grace hits pause and retreats to her Connecticut hometown. What begins as a short visit with her parents quickly becomes a far more meaningful stay, though, as she discovers that the answers to what her future holds might be found by making peace with-and even embracing-the past.

As Grace sets out to change her ways and come to terms, finally, with the tragedy that took her older sister's life so many years ago, she rekindles a romance with her high school sweetheart, Peter, now a famous Hollywood director who's filming a movie in town. Sparks also fly at the local bike shop, where Grace's penchant for pointing out what's wrong rattles the owner's ruggedly handsome schoolteacher son, Mitch.

Torn between the promise of a glamorous life and the allure of the familiar, Grace must decide what truly matters-and whether it's time for her to throw away the rule book and bravely follow her heart.

Publisher: New York :, Little Brown and Company,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316382069
Characteristics: 368 pages
Alternative Title: Rules of love and grammar


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Oct 24, 2016

I did not like it as much as I liked her first book. I found it a bit young and immature.

Jul 19, 2016

I agree somewhat that this story is of appeal to the younger generation, but easily applies to young adults who are learning to fly with their new wings. I can remember losing a few of my hang-ups along the way to become a more independent adult, and that is what Grace does in this story. As a parent now to young adults, I appreciate seeing how point of view and correcting facts concerning a piece of family history can allow for deeper appreciation and better relationships between family members. The whole point of the book is to show how Grace's incomplete interpretation of her relationship with her sister and parents changes for the better and helps her to fly independently as an adult.

Jun 20, 2016

This novel should be in the Young Adult collection for it is a story for teens,
very very light, predictable and superficial. The idea of applying some rules
of grammar to the plot could have been fantastic but failed for lack of depth
and intensity.

Jun 20, 2016

While I enjoyed reading this and the story was okay, this wasn't my favorite book. The writing is meh and as a reader, I caught several inaccuracies from the text. There are several things that are off on the timeline of the text (events that happen, etc). I also found that I was able to easily predict the ending very quickly into the book. It is an easy enough read if you are looking for something fun and cute. I didn't hate it, I was just looking for a little more "oomph".

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