FULL OF GRACE by Dorthea Benton Frank, 2006. This is a seashore setting family drama story. 31 year old Maria Graziella Russo insists everyone call her “Grace.” Maria’s Italian family has just moved from New Jersey to Hilton Head, South Carolina, where she scandalized her family by moving in with her agnostic, commitment-phobic, scientist boyfriend, who is also horrifically shocking to her family- Irish! Grace adores her parents even though they drive her crazy, and they would love Michael if they would just give him a chance.
This book seems to be a page turner according to the reviews, I’ll have to let you know.
NOTE: I couldn’t get into this story, the type was too small and I couldn’t get into the characters.. Oh well I’m just NOT from a big, well off Italian family.