DIGNITY & GRACE by Alison Ragsdale – ** GIVEAWAY CLOSED **

Alison Ragsdale delivers what destined to be another bestseller … DIGNITY & GRACE is a heart-rending story about secrets that tear a family apart. It’s a tale of loss, and courage, and the strength of a gifted young woman to face the past, find a way to heal and move forward.

On her 21st birthday, gifted cellist Iona Muir receives a package from her estranged father containing a letter from her mother, Grace, a talented musician who tragically died ten years earlier. Reeling from what she reads, Iona soon discovers a mysterious, faded photograph of Grace, hidden inside her cello case.

Honoring her mother’s request, Iona visits Grace’s beloved music teacher, taking the first step on an emotional trail of discovery that has been left for her. As Grace’s story unfolds, Iona gains a deeper insight into the mother she lost and the heartbreaking truth about Grace’s last months. The more Iona learns, the more she is drawn back to her family home, on the remote Scottish island of Orkney, and to her father.

I love how Alison writes characters. They are emotionally deep and complicated. You’ll be lured into the character’s lives in DIGNITY and GRACE.


A proud Scots lass, I was born in Edinburgh and the connection to my homeland has never left me. Consequently, my novels are set in the stunning Highlands and islands of Scotland.

I’ve had what could be termed a varied career. I trained as a professional ballet dancer and worked in the field of dance for many years. When an injury called a halt to that, I eventually became a marketing executive. After two decades in that world, I started my own health-services business but it took too great a toll on me so my husband encouraged me to focus on writing, as I’d always dreamed of doing.

I took the leap of faith in 2014 and dived into my first full-length novel TUESDAY’S SOCKS. It was a scary feeling, putting my ‘baby’ out there, but I was delighted when readers fell for my sweet protagonist, Jeffrey Mere. TUESDAY’S SOCKS soon became an Amazon bestseller. My second novel, THE FATHER-DAUGHTER CLUB, came out at the end of 2014. I was thrilled when it too made it to an Amazon best seller list, receiving a wonderful review from Kirkus Reviews, and going on to win the 2016, IPPY Bronze medal for Best Regional Fiction – Europe.

My third Amazon best selling novel, FINDING HEATHER, was released in October 2016 and my fourth, A LIFE UNEXPECTED, won a 2018 IPPY Bronze medal in the Popular Fiction category, then become an Amazon best seller too.

THE ART OF REMEMBERING, released in July, 2019 debuted as a best seller. It has since been included in BookBub’s Best Book Club Book list for July and August, 2019, was honored as a finalist in the 2019 American Fiction Awards – Literary category, and was nominated for the Goodreads Readers Choice Award, 2019.

While I didn’t set out to be an author, it has always been a dream of mine and now, thanks to my incredibly supportive husband and the forces of the universe, that has become a reality.

I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I loved writing them.


Thanks to Kate Rock Book Tours we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us what book you’re reading now and why you are enjoying it … or not. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please.

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32 thoughts on “DIGNITY & GRACE by Alison Ragsdale – ** GIVEAWAY CLOSED **

  1. I am reading Last Train to Key West. I am really enjoying this book because Key West is one of my favorite places to visit. I have just started it but so far I am loving it.

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  2. I am currently reading The Last Year of the War. I am enjoying learning about what happened to German and Japanese people who were living in the USA at the time of WWII. Thanks for the giveaway chance. Stay safe and healthy. 💕📚😷📚💕

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  3. I am reading Educated by Tara Westover. I am fascinated with this true story of a young woman raised in an unusual “off the grid” family.

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  4. I just finished The Palest Ink by Kay Bratt. By far, one of the best books I have ever read. It is historical fiction about China in the late 1960s, but has a lot of similarities to what is going on in our country today.

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  5. I am reading ‘the testament of Harold’s wife’ by Lynne Hugo. She has another book coming out in a few weeks and I wanted to be familiar with the characters. I am enjoying it. It’s bittersweet yet sometimes laugh out loud funny, with a lot of life lessons hidden in there.

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  6. I’m reading Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook but struggling with the beginning. I was told to stick with because it gets better.


  7. Hi, Alison Ragsdale’s book sounds like a very good read! I just finished reading “The Last Blue” by Isla Morley and it is very intriguing and I loved it because it is a story in which True Love sees No color. I Loved, loved this book. I think my next read will be “Little Tea” Thank you for the chance.


  8. I just finished reading Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink. It is a delightful nonfiction book that is very informative and entertaining. It would be a great read for anyone. This was the second time I had read it!


  9. I am now reading SIDE TRIP by Kerry Lonsdale, and I am enjoying it because it involves choices, and the impact those choices have upon your entire life! I am only 1/3 of the way the it, and I am certain that it will only get better and better! Thanks for the giveaway! I love Alison Ragsdale’s books. She puts a lot of heart into them!

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  10. I’m almost through How Lulu Lost Her Mind. It gets all the feelings engaged, from humor, sadness, love… enjoying it!


  11. I’m reading True To Me by Kay Bratt. It’s such a good story and keeps my interest. She is a really good story teller.


  12. The Shadow of the Wind. It’s like film noir…very mysterious and it’s always dark and or raining and cold. Quite a collection of characters.


  13. This morning I finished Ordinary Grace and I absolutely love the writing. It sucked me in from the beginning and made me really care about this family. I’ve picked up his next, This Tender Land, and can’t wait to get started on it.

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