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Finding faith can sometimes surprise you. In a suburban town in Southern England, Kitty’s life is turned upside down by a mysterious letter from a brother she never knew she had. Meanwhile—and quite unexpectedly—she encounters the enigmatic and brooding Yani Belushi, a pianist who is carrying his own dark and sorrowful secret born out of a fractured childhood in former communist Albania.


An inherited ‘cello becomes the unlikely accomplice as their two worlds of music and adoption collide, each seeking resolution and discovery – with mesmerising results. Loosely inspired by real events, The Grace Note is about small things and big things: and which is which. It’s a tale of loss and redemption, an honest search for faith in the divine, and the realisation that – when all is said and done – life’s every day and seemingly tiny serendipitous moments can evolve into something underserved, yet truly magnificent..’


“I am delighted to recommend The Grace Note. Jaqi has cleverly crafted a beautiful and moving story, which will linger with you long afterwards. A real blessing!”

—Mark Batterson, New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker


‘Such an uplifting and emotional novel that I couldn’t put it down.’

—Shara Grylls, wife of Bear Grylls