Review: The Audacity of Sara Grayson

The Audacity of Sara Grayson


What happens when your mother’s dying wish becomes your worst nightmare?

What happens when the world’s greatest literary icon dies before she finishes the final book in her best-selling series?
And what happens when she leaves that book in the hands of her unstable, neurotic daughter, who swears she’s not a real writer?

Sara Grayson is a thirty-two-year-old greeting card writer about to land the toughest assignment of her life. Three weeks after the death of her mother—a world-famous suspense novelist—Sara learns that her mother’s dying wish is for her to write the final book in her bestselling series.

Sara has lived alone with her dog, Gatsby, ever since her husband walked out with their Pro Double Waffle Maker and her last shred of confidence. She can’t fathom writing a book for thirty million fans—not when last week’s big win was resetting the microwave clock.
But in a bold move that surprises even herself, Sara takes it on. Against an impossible deadline and a publisher intent on sabotaging her every move, Sara discovers that stepping into her mother’s shoes means stumbling on family secrets she was never meant to find—secrets that threaten her mother’s legacy and the very book she’s trying to create. 

Rating: 5-stars


The Audacity of Sara Grayson by Joani Elliott is an enjoyable women’s fiction book. I love Sara. She is the main protagonist and has a job to do by her mom. Her mom is a bestselling author and has asked Sara to finish her book. Sara has a big task in front of her. At first, she does not believe she can do it. Then, gradually she finds confidence in herself. But that’s not the only thing this woman finds. Life is complicated, funny, and charming in ways. Joani Elliott created characters that were strong enough to pull through their own struggles and yet needed something more in their lives. They found life lonely and difficult without each other in it together. However, they had a long way to get to where they wanted to be. Huge transformations occurred in this book. It was heartfelt, engaging, and very entertaining. I would read more books by this writer. Joani Elliott has a way with words that just pull me in deep.

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