Gracie Sullivan, aka "Graceless Gracie," is the bane of her family, especially when her clumsiness results in guest Jon Ericson breaking his leg. But Jon proves to be a blessing in disguise—as she gets to know him, Gracie becomes more confident and graceful (with some help from the new cook, Phronsey).

As Jon recovers, he and Gracie form a friendship that grows into something else. But Gracie's mother wants her to marry a wealthy man—and she does her best to destroy the relationship. Gracie will have to decide between loyalty to her family and a chance for love and happiness.

Jocks has written a humorous yet poignant coming-of-age love story. This latest installment in the Sullivan Sisters series is a romance whose sweetness will touch your heart. SWEET (Jan., 320 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Evelyn Feiner