Lisa C. Temple
YA Paranormal Fantasy
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As an old woman's lifeless body lies on a cold stone floor, her soul stands before an angel who offers her a miraculous opportunity: the chance to do it all again. But that is easier said than done. In order to change the path her life has taken, she must put aside years of self-loathing and pain, so she can help the young girl she once was become the woman she should have been.
At 17 years old, Grace Bennett is a bitter young woman. Though blessed with a loving family, looks and brains to spare, she hides her light under a bushel, spending most of her time in the darkness of her mind with little more than sarcasm and self-pity to keep her company.
But things are about to change for Grace. While delivering food for her family's bed and breakfast, she turns onto a desolate dirt road and drives straight into her destiny.
It's on this isolated country lane that the damaged girl meets a strangely familiar old couple and two mysterious young men. Together the group fights the demons that surround Grace, and they teach her what it means to let her light shine.
"Illuminating Gracie" is, at once, a metaphorical tale of the fight between good and evil and a spiritual saga of one girl's journey from darkness into the light. If you liked "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games," you will love the story of Gracie.
Guest Post by Lisa Temple
Top Ten FICTIONAL PLACES I’d Like to Visit
1. Camelot – Men there know how to treat a lady!
2. Valhalla (I mean, its like Heaven but with tons of tall, muscular blonde men – it can’t be all bad!)
3. Forks (I know that Forks is a real place; however, I would only want to live in the fictional Forks – the one with Edward and Jacob running around in it. If whiny Bella is as good as it gets there, I think I’d have a pretty good shot with these two “boys.”)
10. Storybrook (Once Upon a Time)
Top 10 REAL PLACES I’d Like to Visit
1. Heaven (Don’t get me wrong – I’m not in any hurry. But, I do hope it’s my final destination!)
2. Istanbul – so that I can jump on the Orient Express every once in awhile and take it to Paris
3. Rome - during Leonardo Da Vinci’s active years.
4. Vienna – I would loved to have lived in Vienna in the early 1800s so that I could have seen Beethoven first present “Moonlight Sonata” to the world (I cry every time I hear it!)
5. London during the time that Shakespeare was actively writing and his plays were being performed in front of him.
6. Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany – I mean, it’s a castle!
7. Montgomery, Alabama in the late 1950s. I would love to have seen my parents when they were young – and just starting to get to know each other.
8. The countryside in France
9. Anywhere in Scotland
10. This is up to you readers! What world-wide destination do you recommend??
About the Author
Lisa C. Temple is a lifetime resident of Montgomery, Alabama where she lives with her husband Dana, with whom she has a 21-year-old son, Temp. She is a graduate of Huntingdon College and Jones School of Law.