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Set in a small Midwest town in the late 1960s and helmed by an unforgettable young protagonist compassionate uncannily wise Grace This I Know is a luminous coming of age story from an astonishing new voiceEleven year old Grace Carter has a talent for hiding things She's had plenty of practice burying thoughts and feelings that might anger her strict Evangelical pastor father and concealing the deep intuition she carries inside The Knowing as Grace calls it offers glimpses of people's. Grace decided that when she grew up she wanted to be the kind of mom who makes finger and toe paintings with her children while listening to records on a real stereo Hallelujah for Grace s first best friend Lola who introduced her to the wonderful world of art music dance creativity and full self expression For all the knowing the clairvoyance ability Grace had inside hershe could hear things see things know thingsGrace didn t know why her gift made her daddy so angry She didn t understand his coldness his punishments his slaps his strict rules about what was sinful She also didn t really know why she tried so hard to please her daddy Grace had the knowing but the blind spots about herself contributed to self doubt

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Acks are widening as her sisters Hope Joy and Chastity enjoy the normal life that eludes Grace It's Grace's kinship with other outsiders that keeps her afloat Lyle a gentle homeless man and Lola a free spirited new girl at school But when her mother lapses into deep depression after bringing home a new baby Grace will face a life changing choice ignore her gift and become the obedient daughter her father demands or find the courage to make herself heard even if it means standing apar. Three and a half starsEleven year old Grace Carter has a gift or is it a gift Though Grace yearns for her father s approval she never seems to be able to please him The Knowing as Grace calls it allows her insights into some people s lives She sees things before they happen Other times she gets glimpses of their past and events that have deeply affected them Her preacher father is adamant Grace does not have a gift but that it comes from the devil So he tries his best to silence her Grace is also able to talk to her twin brother Isaac who died at birth But her father forbids it so she has to keep these conversations secret Unlike Grace s father Aunt Pearl believes Grace s Knowing is a rare gift Grace feels closer to Aunt Pearl but too of

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Pasts and futures It enables her to see into the depth of her mother's sadness and even allows Grace to talk to Isaac her twin brother who died at birth To her wise loving Aunt Pearl the Knowing is a family gift; to her daddy it's close to witchcraftGrace can't see into someone's thoughts without their permission But it doesn't take her special talent to know that her small community is harboring its share of secrets A young girl has gone missing Within Grace's own family too the cr. 4 memorable stars to This I Know Grace is a well suited name for this strong resilient lovable daughter of a fundamentalist preacher father and an absent mother with significantly failing health She has a gift she calls the Knowing which adds to her difficulties because her father doesn t trust her Grace lives for her father s approval but her gift is something he cannot accept because he thinks it s from the devil Will Grace give up part of herself in order to be an obedient good child and fit in with her family Grace crawled right into my heart and her characterization was honest to the core While the indomitable Grace is at the center of this novel there is also an intricately woven and satisfying


10 thoughts on “This I Know

  1. says:

    “Grace decided that when she grew up she wanted to be the kind of mom who makes finger and toe paintings with her children while listening to records on a real stereo” Hallelujah for Grace’s first best friend

  2. says:

    What a wonderful story Young Grace just captured my heart She has the knowing she sometimes knows things before they happen Her prescher father tries to stop her from letting people know she has this knowledge convinced it comes from the devil Grace and her mother however know different Her mother once had the same power but was fo

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    NOW AVAILABLE 45 Stars ”Some days I look downAfraid I will fallAnd though the sun shinesI see nothing at allThen I hear your sweet voice ohOh come and then go come and then goTelling me softlyYou love me so” Up to the Mountain Songwriters Patricia J Griffin ”This isn’t a sad story It’s a love story” Set apart from her family by her red hair and green eyes like a foreigner in the land of blue eyed blondes G

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    4 memorable stars to This I Know ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Grace is a well suited name for this strong resilient lovable daughter of a fundamentalist preacher father and an absent mother with significantly failing health She has a

  5. says:

    Outstanding THIS I KNOW is a remarkable inspiring story about clairvoyance faith and opening your heart—and mind—to the truth I will not soon forget Grace Carter the young preacher’s daughter with a uniue interpretation of the

  6. says:

    One of my favorites of 2018 Genuinely told through the voice of a little girl named Grace this story literally melted my heart It contains a lot of religious undertones that really focus on what faith and belief really mean It’s no

  7. says:

    It takes a lot of energy to try to be what you aren't but even not to be what you areSet in the American Midwest from the mid sixties this coming of age story centers itself around Grace middle daughter of a pastor and his wife twin sister to a boy who died during birth Grace has a Knowing; freuently she knows things that are happening elsewhere or that have happened to the people or objects she touchesIt's a bittersweet mixture

  8. says:

    I have fallen in love with the heroine of This I Know by Eldonna Edwards I was so very lucky to receive an advan

  9. says:

    Three and a half starsEleven year old Grace Carter has a gift or is it a gift? Though Grace yearns for her father’s approval she never seems to be able to please him The Knowing as Grace calls it allows her insights into some people’s lives She sees things before they happen Other times she gets glimpses of their past and events that h

  10. says:

    Grace is an eleven year old girl with a gift for seeing events and hearing the thoughts of others She calls it The Knowin