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WINNER OF 2012 BOOK OF YEAR AWARD
The past casts a long shadow — especially when it points to a woman's first love... The Third Grace is a captivating debut novel that will take you on a dual journey across oceans and time — in the footsteps of a woman torn between her rural upbringing and her search for self.
"An incredible debut novel. Elkink expertly weaves threads of mythology and troubled faith into a finely textured and compelling story of self-discovery."
— Janice L. Dick, Calm Before the Storm
"The Third Grace is a novel on the order of Peace Like a River or Secret Life of Bees."
— Linda Hall, Steal Away
"Beautifully written, The Third Grace takes the reader on every step of Aglaia's intimate journey to arrive at true peace."
— Donna Fletcher Crow, A Darkly Hidden Truth (The Monastery Murders)
"Elkink has wrapped mythology, aesthetics, and theology in a blanket of sexual tension as we unwind the mystery of the life of her protagonist."
— Terry Olson; Director, Arts & Cultural Affairs, Orange County (Florida)
"It's a page turner!"
— Audrey Meisner, Marriage Under Cover; Daily Television Host, My New Day