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What did I enjoy most about writing this book? by @Krista0221 | An Unexpected Gift Book Tour and $25 Amazon GC #Giveaway | #ContemporaryRomance #WomensFiction

An Unexpected Gift by Krista Grayce is on virtual book tour. The contemporary romance / women's fiction stops at Readeropoli...

An Unexpected Gift by Krista Grayce is on virtual book tour.

The contemporary romance / women's fiction stops at Readeropolis with a guest post.

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What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I have to honestly state that besides bring to light the plight of Autistic women I think that introducing the world to the town of Cape May, New Jersey was what I enjoyed most.
I grew up in New York and spent many summer vacations on the beaches of the beautiful Victorian seashore town of Cape May with my extended family of aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins of course parents and siblings. My mother’s family heritage came from there. I am a descendant of John Howland, Mayflower pilgrim and signer of the Mayflower compact. His granddaughter Hannah Gorham was my 13th great-grandmother she and her husband moved to Cape May from Plymouth, MA in the sixteenth century and thus grew my family tree into the sandy soils of the Jersey shore.

In 1976 Cape May became the first town in the country to be made a National Historic Landmark. It’s collection of over 600 Victorian homes is the largest in the country I have never met anyone who has been to Cape May who didn’t fall in love with it. The beaches, lighthouse, the boardwalk, fudge and candy shops, amazing restaurants as well as the houses are scintillating to anyone who loves the peacefulness and tranquility of being in a place that gives the illusion of being untouched by the hassles and disappointments of progressiveness and liberalism. Because of its status as a historical landmark Cape May will always remain a much-loved retreat to the past.

I am hoping that in reading my book, people will want to go experience this town for themselves.

An Unexpected Gift 
by Krista Grayce 
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction 
Publication Date: November 25, 2019

Janie Nolan’s future had never been more uncertain, she was just learning to live with the loss of her mother from cancer, she suddenly finds herself jobless after an unexpected diagnosis with autism at the age of fifty-five. The thought of moving back to her childhood home in the idyllic town of Cape May, New Jersey to assess her future is a daunting proposal. It is in that sleepy shore town that she must reconnect with her abusive father. Now ailing, he has handed over control of the family business, a failing small theater, as a possible means for a fresh start. However, Janie is uncertain as to what his true motives might be.

Alec Ryan, a handsome, former intern of her father’s and now a successful Broadway producer and director arrives from New York carrying his own tumultuous past with plans to assist Janie in restoring the theater to its former glory. Along the way, Alec discovers qualities in Janie that prove she is more than just her diagnosis and resolves to help restore Janie as well, simultaneously putting his own demons to rest and learning to love again.

But when the small town gossip mill begins to buzz about Alec and a piece of jewelry left by her mother is revealed, Janie learns of a secret that may take things in another direction could change the course of her life forever. 

HI! Just to tell you a bit about myself. I have lived in Seattle, WA most of my life however I was raised in New York and spent summers in Cape May, NJ. Most of my work is set on the beaches and beach towns of the Jersey Shore. I wrote my first novel when I was thirteen years old and continued to write poetry and short stories for the following years. I have had articles and papers published as well as photographs that were published in a book entitled "Rock and Roll Memorabilia II". 

I hold an AA degree in Business Management. I never obtained a degree in Literary Arts or Writing per se but I feel I come by my writing talent organically as William Shakespeare is my 1st cousin 12 times removed. 

"An Unexpected Gift" is my debut novel. Like Janie, the main character in the novel, I was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism at the age of forty-eight however I am proud to share this diagnosis with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Emily Dickenson as well as many others. I see my autism as a gift from God. It has given me a high intellect and innate talent that I use as a tool to enlighten the rest of the world to the plight of adults with autism. 

Like many people on the spectrum, I never married or had children which is sadly my greatest regret. I currently live with my wonderful sister Kendra and my three cats Tyler, Tabitha and Teddy in Spokane, WA. I am planning to move back to the New Jersey Shore as soon as possible. 

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