A Simple Mistake

(A Novel)

by Andrea Grigg

Book Cover: A Simple Mistake
ISBN: 9781921633584
Pages: 296
Pages: 296

When teenage sweethearts Nick and Lainey meet again after more than a decade, so much has changed. Nick is now a famous celebrity and Lainey is the girl he left behind. As a member of a highly successful band and with an emerging acting career, Nick can have any girl he wants. Now he wants Lainey back.

Despite Nick's promise to keep in touch when he left to seek fame and fortune, Lainey never heard from him. Now that time has passed, she has moved on from what she felt. Or has she?

After discovering what kept them apart for so long, they tentatively rekindle their past romance. The feelings are just as strong as before but can Lainey accept Nick's lack of faith? And can their new relationship survive Lainey's secret?

An Australian romance about faith and trust by debut author Andrea Grigg.

Reviews:Iola on Goodreads wrote:

Lainey Sullivan is happy with her life as a schoolteacher, going to church and playing at weddings as part of a string quartet. But one wedding changes everything, because the best man is Nick Cusack, and she’s the girl he left behind in his search for pop stardom.

Nick is thrilled to reconnect with Lainey, and can’t believe that a simple mistake like the wrong address has kept them apart for the last ten years. His band, The Mavericks, have reached the peak and he has an emerging acting career. As they begin dating, they both find that all the feelings are still there. And so is the thing that has the potential to part them: Lainey’s Christian faith, and Nick’s unbelief.

A Simple Mistake is the debut novel from Australian author Andrea Griggs. It’s a sweet tale of love lost and love rediscovered, but it’s much more than that. The old saying is that the path of true love never did run smooth, and that is certainly the case for Lainey and Nick. Lainey has a secret that she is afraid will destroy the relationship, and there are other forces that might keep them apart. While A Simple Mistake follows the conventions of the romance genre, it doesn’t do it the easy way. Both Lainey and Nick have a road to travel before then end. They each have decisions to make, decisions that aren’t made overnight.

Australian Christian fiction isn’t quite as sophisticated as American Christian fiction, but that means it has a realism that is often missing in the highly- polished American offerings. And that realism is why I found it so enjoyable.


~2012 CALEB Award Finalist in the Fiction Category






About the Author

ANDREA GRIGG grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, but has lived more than half her life in Australia. She lives with her husband on Queensland’s Gold Coast, where they have raised their three adult children – two daughters and a son. Having been a musician all her life, Andrea received a pleasant shock when writing took over as her number one passion. Recently retired from teaching ten-year-olds, if she isn't being a domestic executive or socialising, Andrea can be found in her cave, writing stories.

Andrea's debut novel, A SIMPLE MISTAKE was a finalist in the 2012 CALEB awards. Her sophomore release, TOO PRETTY, was published by Rhiza Press (a division of Wombat Books) in August 2014.

Aside from writing, Andrea enjoys reading, music, coffee with friends, and collecting snippets of conversations. She's also a fan of movies Pride and Prejudice (the Keira Knightley one), The Jane Austen Book Club, The Vow, Dear John… and Terminator Salvation. You can find her website at www.andreagrigg.com

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