Introducing The Grace Sextet These novels chronicle the life and times of Grace Ellen Lampley, born in St. Louis, Missouri, March 15, 1890. Her father is harshly demanding and ultimately suicidal. Her mother drifts helplessly from emotional highs to despairing lows. Her younger brother, for whom she is a surrogate parent, lives recklessly. Grace, too, edges near hopeless despair as she restlessly seeks to understand the heart of her illusive self. While she is most at home tending her back yard garden in St. Louis, the tempests besetting her drive her into a life in the theatre. While feeding her appetite for adventure, she becomes a pioneering aviatrix and a death-defying wingwalker on a stunt plane piloted by her sister-in-law. She witnesses the harsh abuse of beloved friends, and she becomes an avenger. Her plotting nets her millions in stolen cash, but it also drives her into exile on a small farm in southern France. The tides of World War II deposit her in a place where, once again, her penchant for thievery saves lives but nearly costs her her own. Along the way she struggles to find her one true love.