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Every mathematical equation has one perfect solution. Athletes lead the high school pack, and clever girls go unnoticed.
But what would happen if one day, everything changed?
In one fateful moment, sixteen-year old mathematical prodigy Grace Greenway and Vincente Marino, all-around high school athlete, are unexpectedly thrown together.
From that moment on, Grace and Vincente are forced to navigate a strange and wonderful new world together, quickly learning that they must depend on each other if they want to survive.
Now, imagine a world where the rules of the ordered Universe no longer apply, and the line between reality and fiction becomes blurred beyond all reason.
Imagine living in A Mathematical State of Grace.
Unique. Unstoppable. Unforgettable.
5.0 out of 5 starsA mind-opening read
ByM.on February 6, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
This is the world of 16 year-old math whiz Grace Greenway who finds herself in an unexplained dream-like world with the handsome high school athlete, Vincente Marino. However, it is not entirely blissful.
What began as a casual school friendship, whose foundation was based on Vincente borrowing Grace’s math homework, intensifies throughout Vincente’s concern for Grace’s recovery.
She awakens in a hospital to learn she has no memories, unable to even recognize her own mother. The doctors mention a potentially dangerous blood clot to her brain which seems surreal to her. The journey to self-rediscovery begins here, and the reader follows Grace as she grapples with reality and fantasy and simultaneously seeks memories that will help her put her life back in perspective. In her pursuit of memory with the doctors, her mother, and Vincente, Greenway encounters her deceased father and brother, Darrell, without realizing who they are and that they are dead.
With thundering ocean waves crashing over her, 16 year old newlywed Grace Greenway desperately clings to the rescuing arms of her husband, Vincente Marino, as the fantasy world she has been living in attempts to swallow her. Greenway has no awareness of the urgency swirling in the background of her real life at the hands of skilled surgeons who are desperately trying to save her life.
Her most recent memory was standing in front of an odd painting at the childhood home of her husband, Vincente Marino, with the allure of a special painting swirling and bending her mind. The same artwork that plagued Vincente’s memories and nightmares when he was a child. The couple was intending to leave the painting and their pasts behind to begin a new life together as husband and wife…but then the blood clots in her brain of some distant universe were about to counterbalance that optimism.
Author Cathy McGough follows Grace Greenway’s medical and emotional progress on a journey that follows two paths: one which puts Greenway and Marino in a fog of marital bliss, and one which puts young Grace on a tightrope between life and death where Marino hardly gives her a second thought. In The Mathematical State of Grace Finale: Fusion, McGough exposes the bare nerves of emotion that connect these diverse universes as Grace (and those around her) try to make sense of the surreal.
Marino was just trying to be of some help in Grace’s recovery and to ease his own sense of guilt for landing her in the hospital after hitting her with a cricket ball. But then something began to change when she kissed him. How did she know about the Aboriginal man? The painting? He tried to convince himself she was not his type, yet he felt compelled to be with her. He barely knew her outside of the math tutoring she provided him, so when the doctor reveals him to be the father of Grace’s unborn child, a melding of realities begins to take place.
McGough challenges the senses in this romance that transcends time and space. Grace is in the center of understanding that everything in life is connected. We merely need to open our eyes to the patterns and circular nature of the universe to see this for ourselves. A mind-opening read for those who perceive there is something greater that binds us all.
4.0 out of 5 starsQuite a journey for the mind. Exploring reality and that other state.
ByGlennis Browneon March 27, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I must admit, I skimmed this book. Noted the stages it went through, and the eventual conclusion. Perhaps it isn't my genre. Despite my comment above, it is well written, as the author skilfully brought her story alive. Probably written for a younger reader than this grandmother. Maybe for those who enjoy escaping into a world within ones mind, where anything is possible.
5.0 out of 5 starsAn endearing, well written book
Byvicki draneon February 8, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
A beautifully written story about an endearing young woman named Grace. I truly enjoyed the captivating love story and thought provoking elements of this book. I was completely invested in each character from early on in the book. It took me on an enjoyable, intriguing journey. I highly recommend it to everyone.
Cathy McGough lives in Stratford, Ontario, Canada with her husband, son and two cats. Connect with Cathy at www.stratfordlivingpublishing.com & thank you for reading.
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