I think most women can relate to direct sales, whether it’s Avon or Tupperware or any one of a hundred other things. There are good and bad things about direct sales, as we all know. Grace Space: A Direct Sales Tale by Robin Merrill begins with this premise and takes a humorous look at it through the eyes of her 24-year-old main character Darcy. I had the chance to review this book and enjoyed it.
Of course, direct sales aren’t the only issue for Darcy. She only signs up because she heard it was possible to make $40 an hour and she desperately needs to pay off her student loans. She quickly learns that all that glitters is not gold and it will take more than her best effort to make money in order to really grow up and learn the important lessons in life.
Grace Space is a quick read, full of humor and heart. Robin Merrill manages to pack a lot of character development into this novella, all without being preachy or heavy-handed. She had me chuckling along with Darcy’s attempts to make her way and deal with the “ladies in purple” of Grace Space Independent Consultants.
If you enjoy Christian fiction and would like a light-hearted read with likable characters, consider Grace Space.