Reclaiming Grace

by Michelle Kemper Brownlow

Leftover feelings from a relationship with an abusive ex continue impacting Gracie’s future, and she turns to music to find herself again.


After finally making the break from an abusive ex, Gracie Jordan wants to invest her whole heart into the unexpected relationship she found with her best friend Jake, who offers hope, comfort, and solace. She expects the summer before their senior year at UT Knoxville to be as perfect as Jake is. What she doesn’t expect is the PTSD, the buried memories, or that truly healing will mean walking away from the man who saved her. Jake deserves the best she can give, not the splintered leftovers from the hell her ex dragged her through.


As Gracie begins to explore a new form of soul-searching, her song writing, she learns how to put words to her pain, and she and Jake begin to see the light, and their future. When her past resurfaces, Gracie must decide to whether to give into the abyss or to reclaim herself forever.