I guarantee that my synopsis below of the plot of The Audacity of Sara Grayson doesn’t do the book justice. I absolutely adored this book! It was much more than the sum of its parts. It gave me the same good feelings as The Bookish Life of Nina Hill. Though the plots are totally different, the love of books and the power of relationships shine throughout both books.
Sara’s mother is the famous author, Cassandra Bond. When Cassandra dies, her dying wish in her will is for Sara to write the conclusion of her famous series, Ellery Dawson. Sara has only written one, unpublished, book before. Harshly critiqued by her mom’s editor, Phil, Sara quit writing and became an English teacher. Now, her mom wants her to write one of the most anticipated series conclusions ever. Sara is ready to say no way. However, when the new Managing Editor of the series’ publishing house, Jane, rubs Sara the wrong way, Sara agrees to write the book.
As I said before, the love of books shines throughout The Audacity of Sara Grayson. It also shows how difficult, but how rewarding, the act of writing ultimately is in the end. I love the writer’s quotes at the beginning of each chapter.
“I know my stuff looks like it was rattled off in 28 seconds, but every word is a struggle and every sentence is like the pangs of birth.—Dr. Seuss”
The Audacity of Sara Grayson is one of my favorite books this year. 5 stars!
Thanks to Post Hill Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.