First book of the Amazed by her Grace series (Books must be read in order):
In this three-book novel, former Olympic track-and-field gold medalist Grace Gresham-Nelson amazes others with her startling and neat beauty, fierce devotion to rules and order, and ability to remain both popular and famously unknowable at the prestigious, all-girl Beck Academy in Atlanta, where Grace is a nationally successful athletic director.
But when she meets the new student Tracy Sullivan, a gifted basketball player from an area housing project, Grace is so amazed by the teen’s athletic ability that the woman’s famous wall of privacy begins to crumble...leaving woman and teen open to a scandal neither could have foreseen.
In this first volume, the reader sees the colorful world of Beck first through the eyes of the transplanted student Tracy and then from the perspective of the private teacher Grace.
Reader, get this volume first! Books in the series must be read in sequential order -- book 1, 2, 3 -- to follow the plot.
This version of the novel should replace any earlier downloads you may have acquired of the story.
Overall, this is a good series but it is seriously in need of some editing. Although one can appreciate the author's attention to detail, there is a lot of extraneous information in these books that could and should have been left out. The fact that this story line stretches out over three 500+ page books is a bit ridiculous (very crafty of the author to offer only the first two books for free). While the first book will leave you wanting more, you will tire towards the end of the second book and less than mid way through the third book you'll likely be screaming "enough already!" There are just too many twists and turns in the second and third books to make this story believable, but if it was pared down, the series could really be "amazing".
Slow Start...Got Better Towards the End
There were some good and interesting sections but this brook took too long to get to the main storyline of this novel. I understand the author wanted to give background details on the 2 main characters but I don't feel it should've taken 575 pages in Book 1 to do so. My true rating would be a 2.5. I have a feeling Book 2 will be much better but you'll have push through Book 1 in order to get the foundation.
I've already started on book II