Review: Goodness Gracious Gracie by Anya Wylde

Posted May 27, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Reviews, Sweet Delight / 19 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Goodness Gracious Gracie by Anya Wylde
Goodness Gracious Gracie

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Genres: Comedy Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on May 26, 2018
Format: eARC
Source: Author

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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 intrepid, yet bumbling Gracie Dixie who crushed on her best friend all her life only for him to get engaged to someone else back in their small town.  Gracie is embarrassed and on whim goes on a job interview while she and her parents are on a vacation in Ireland.  She lands the job of an assistant/runner on an indie film crew and off to India she goes with little understanding of her job or international travel.

Grace is challenged right away with food poisoning, monsoons, wild monkeys, run away elephants, falling out of love with her best friend and into love with an engaged man who is set on doing his duty to family.  Vere is the responsible son, but he can’t help but fall under the spell of bubbly, sweet Gracie even while his brothers, sister, and parents all have their own interesting family situations going on.  Grace finds herself busy making friends with crew and Vere’s family, avoid her own confusing feelings, and do some plotting to help others find their happy.

I enjoyed the friendship that sprang up between Grace, ice queen Mia, and fiery Natasha.  All three are different and must find their way through their issues.  They have some fun girlfriend moments especially their night out in Goa.

The romance is back burner, but there with several memorable encounters for Grace and Vere.  She needs to learn the difference between settling and confusing friendship with attraction and love while he needs to finally do something for himself beyond family expectation and responsibility.

There are some laugh out loud funny moments, bittersweet and heartwarming that I found captivating and engaging.  I had a good time as I generally do with this author’s writing and recommend it to those who are looking for something light and fun

My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.


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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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  • the cover is so cute and it looks like a nice story too! I didn’t know about it

    • She’s an indie writer out of the UK. Her books are very funny. Hope you get the chance, Melliane!

  • I love comedy in books and life lessons with friends – that’s a good thing. This sounds really good. I will have to get a copy. Great review!

    • Hey, that’s great. BTW, the first book, Love Muffins and Chai Latte is free today.

  • This sounds like such a fun story! I love books with some humor and this one has its fair share of that. Great review!

  • I like the sounds of this. I picked up Love Muffin and Chai Latte to give the series a try. Cheers.

    • Super! They are fun comedies with some heartwarming moments. Hope you like it. 🙂

  • I do like a book that can make me laugh.

    • Same here! Make me laugh and we’re all good. 🙂

  • That sounds interesting with how she lands that job and has to go to India. Sounds like she has a lot to deal with it while getting used to the different country and job. And that sounds fun there are also some fun side characters. Great review!

    • For sure! It was an all around light and heartwarming story with some good comedy moments. The first book, Love Muffin and Chai Latte was free today on Amazon and might still be if you want to check. 🙂

      • Thanks for letting me know. I just checked and it seems I already have book 1 🙂

        • Ha! That’s funny. I discover that once in a while I already have a book, too.

  • Northwomn

    Thanks for the tip. I love funny so I just grabbed Love Muffin and Chai Latte. Thanks for the review. Anne-Books of My Heart

    • Hey, my pleasure. Oh good! I didn’t know it was going on Amazon as a freebie, but great timing. 😉

  • This sounds like such a fun read with some character reflection! Great review. 🙂

    • It was light and fun. Perfect when I want a pick me up read. Thanks, Angie!