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Grace comes to Ireland on vacation with her parents. While there her friend Alfie calls her to tell her he is getting engaged. Grace is stricken because she presumed they would eventually marry and decides to stay away from her parents home in Texas and get a job. She is hired by a documentary firm maker and travels with the crew to make a documentary about a very successf ...more
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Sophia
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
A comedy romance set in India while a documentary film crew interview and film one of India’s big rags to riches success stories was as sparkling and entertaining as I have come to expect from an author gifted for bringing the heartwarming and humor together in one place.

Goodness Gracious Gracie is a follow-up standalone story to the earlier Love Muffin and Chai Latte. In fact, the main characters in that one make cameo appearances in this one, but this is a whole new situation comedy for intrep
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Shrikanth Venne
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
First of all thanks to the author for providing me the book in return of a honest review. This book is about Goodness gracious Gracie and really she is one of the cute character I have read. It's about Grace being a American tries to unite a Indian family. At the beginning of the book she is very innocent. She tells a stranger about her breakup with childhood sweetheart Alfie and that stranger is nobody else but a big business tycoon Veer Singh who wants to make documentary about his family. See ...more
Ranjini
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Grace Dixie is nursing a broken heart, when her long-time crush and her BFF, Alfie (aka Alfred Dobbs) decides to walk down the aisle with someone else. She has forever assumed that it was she who is going to be his wife – since they have been children. She gets the news whilst they were on vacation in Ireland. On a whim, she decides that she cannot go back home to the States. Instead she decides to apply for a job and stay back in Ireland.
The job she lands – with no experience – takes her to Ind
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Shabana Mukhtar
actual rating: 3.5
Got a copy from Anya.

Alright. Let's get over the cons first:

1) It is about Mumbai, a city I don't like. I therefore skipped through some of it, my bad.
2) I'm Indian. I know some of us Indians may think like sons gets preference over daughters, but shouldn't be generalized. At one point Mia says my father was Indian and that's why she was treated unfairly.... Her father has a closed mind, that's why. Not Indian, not Pakistani, nit any race. This mentality can't be linked to any
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Joyce
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was another of Anya Wylde's fun, fast contemporary romances with a lot of comedy thrown in for effect. It was, as all Ms Wylde's novels are, a fun and fast read. It was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Thanks to the author for an ARC for an honest review.
C Joy
Note: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is the 3rd book from Anya Wylde set in India and I loved it.

It has themes like "fish out of water" and how to adapt to your situation. While Ms Wylde writes in a quirky manner, there are still some moments where one could reflect on one's circumstance and putting one's self in Grace's shoes.

It's always an adventure with her, and sometimes I felt like I was watching a rom-com. This novel is PG-13 so it's just those longing looks and a
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Freya
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, ebooks
First reviewed on my blog Life as Freya

Why did I pick this book: I absolutely love Anya Wylde’s writing style with a touch of Wodehouse, RK Narayan, Heyer, and her very own sense of humour that has me rolling with laughter. Her books are the perfect ‘pick-me-up’. Now, on to Goodness Gracious Gracie.

Like Indian food, it’s like nothing else
Gracie, runs away from her family vacation to join the crew of a documentary film being shot on an Indian business tycoon. Her best friend is getting engaged; s
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Kristi
My favorite books have characters that seem so down-to-earth and genuine that if they were real I know I would like them. Grace Dixie is one of those characters. She's just quirky and flawed enough to be likable while not being over the top. She isn't quite herself at the beginning of the story because she has just found out that the guy she has loved for, well, forever loves someone else and has gotten engaged. Feeling like she can't go home she tries to find a job in Ireland. Instead, she find ...more
Miriam
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Anya Wylde has this great talent for funny, clean romances. This is the first of her books I've read that took place in a modern setting and not in the Regency era. In all honesty, I prefer the Recency, but I really do love that time period. In both periods, Wylde's characters are outlandish and fun. Her heroines are frequently silly, stubborn, hoydenish, or foolish-but at the same time you can't help but like them. Gracie is one such character. She's a bit unorthodox but she has an innate abili ...more
Erin H
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-bought
This wasn't one of my favorites by this author but I enjoyed it nonetheless. This follows Grace who is in Ireland with her family and due to heartbreak decides to stay and find work. While waiting for an interview to work on a documentary that is going to be filmed in India she meets Veer and later learns it's his family that the documentary is about. Grace had great character development. I did not like her in the beginning because I felt she was so childish and I couldn't believe that she did ...more
Sandra Holladay
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
As usual, Ms. Wylde weaves a fascinating world with colorful characters and bits of humor. Although the story flows well, at times the dialogue seems a bit stiff. This in no way, however, detracts from the enjoyment of the story.

We start out learning that Grace is such a pathetic creature, mourning (and this is an understatement) the fact that the man she has loved since she was five was marrying someone else. A man who has never considered her more than a friend and never indicated anything els
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Sharon
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read Love Muffin and Chai Latte and loved it. This is a follow up. Though both books are stand alones. This book is well thought out and well written. The story flows. Characters are fleshed out.
Gracie loved her best friend. When he got engaged, her heart was broken. She was on a trip in Ireland with her parents when she found out and decided she wasn't going back home. She got a job with a flim crew that would be shooting a documentary in India. She was hired as a runner. She had no idea what
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Beby
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I got this copy from Anya for an exchange of honest review. I always loved Anya's writing style since Penelope. So, this book didn't disappoint me either. It gave me a lot of laughs throughout the book.

I love the characters, I love the friendship between Mia and Gracie. And I hope Anya will write a book about Mia. I'm rooting for her happiness.

One thing I don't really like about the book is the romance is too clean. There are no fires and sexy times between two main characters. There's no expla
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Liz
American Gracie has just learned that the man she's been in love with and best friends with since they were children, intends to marry someone else. And she learns this while on vacation with her parents in Ireland.

She's hurt and will not return to the states, instead getting a job with a film production company which is shooting a documentary in India about a very wealthy but zany family.

This is a really interesting premise, but falls flat because we learn very little about Grace or Veer or wha
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Pria
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whoooooey!! Thank you Anya for such a joy ride. Subtly witty and utterly nutty, loved it from the page one.

For me, Grace's its "saving grace", incredibly zany, confused and clumsy yet very canny, appears feeble yet so strong in her convictions. She's your everyday girl.

I can't help but love the other characters. Mia trumps them all though. I hope we see more of her.

The other best thing is how Mumbai and Goa are depicted. If I were to write about my experiences, those would be the exact words.
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April
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
An interesting Women's fiction/Contemporary romance, with forbidden romance, a move to India, romantic comedy and a few twists and turns.
Grace Dixie, is looking for change from her small town existence, so she lands a job in India where she finds new friendships, and a few mad decisions brings forth an entertaining read. Well written with interesting characters and a unique and unpredictable storyline. A few laugh out loud moments will keep your turning pages.
Sarah
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another enjoyable read by this author. Her characters are honest and quirky and make me laugh. I love the detail given in this book concerning location. She gives a taste of Ireland and India that make me feel like I’ve been there. I love going on vacation in books!! Thanks Anya for another great read!!
Chetan Shet
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Book was funny, well written. A must read .
Shana
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clumsy romantic heroine with a heart of gold

A funny, romantic read with some vivid characters. The telling of Ireland and India makes you want to experience both worlds.
PenNPaper52
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
The cutest story ever in Bollywood slash soap opera style. The twists, the turns, the villainous plots all are presented in a cute humor filled manner. All in all it was good fun to read.
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Anya Wylde lives in Ireland along with her husband and a fat French poodle (now on a diet). She can cook a mean curry, and her idea of exercise is occasionally stretching her toes. She holds a degree in English literature and adores reading and writing.