Grace in Mombasa – Tracy Traynor – Book Review

by Tracy Traynor
Genres: Christian, Historical Fiction, Inspirational
Format: Kindle

Alt="grace in mombasa"Grace in Mombasa: Inspired by real events. From war torn England to historic Mombasa. A life in two parts. by Tracy Traynor


Inspired by true events. Grace in Mombasa is an intriguing historical saga of betrayal and loss, romance and heartbreak, and one woman’s journey in faith.

From the day she was born, Grace Clifton has navigated a life of loss and heartbreak, without a mother to guide her and through the ravages of two World Wars. With England in the midst of a Second World War, Grace experiences the excitement of love and romance, but all too soon, it turns to heartbreak. Through it all, Grace is sustained by her unwavering faith in God, but when all she holds dear is ripped away from her, Grace is left devastated and doubting everything she’s ever believed in.

As the world slowly recovers from war, Grace too begins the process of healing from bitterness and the deep wounds inflicted by life. However, her steadfastness to God is lost and she determines never to pray again. When an unexpected opportunity comes up in Kenya, Grace seizes the chance to escape the memories, hoping to find a purpose and build a new life for herself. In the city of Mombasa, Grace soon begins to realize she can’t ever distance herself from life’s complications, but if she’s prepared to open her heart, maybe her shattered faith will once more bring her hope, love and the healing that she desperately needs.

Grace in Mombasa is a story about a woman with amazing faith that is shattered when her life falls apart, but will God simply let her go? If you like heartfelt dialogue, stories seeped in fact and history, and memorable characters, then you’ll love Tracy Traynor’s moving and inspirational novel.

Read Grace in Mombasa to escape into a story of yesteryear and the evocative dream that is Kenya!


Grace in Mombasa by Tracy Taynor is a beautiful overwhelming story that is vast, deep and profound. In it we have the lovely Grace Clifton, who has lived a life of overwhelming distress and loss. With no mother to help her grow up and teach her the ways of the world, Grace is left to figure it out on her own. In England, during the Second World War, Grace falls in love, but it soon turns to sadness and heartbreak. It’s Grace’s strong faith in God that sustains her, but when she loses everything that means anything to her, her faith in God begins to shatter, as she is feeling the devastation of loss. Over time she begins to heal but her faith in God is gone and she even vows to never again pray.

When an opportunity arises, Grace takes it, and heads to Mombasa where life takes unexpected turn. Even though life still has its hardships, Grace begins to regain her faith because God simply won’t let her go.

Tracy Traynor’s writing brings to life a sweeping story of one woman’s journey in her faith in God and her help with humanity. Readers are transported from the World Wars in England to the unforgettable city of Mombasa. It is a heavenly story filled with hope and inspiration. As Grace struggles with her own faith, readers will relate and be reminded that the Lord is the finisher of our faith and His plan for us will prevail. Grace is truly a special person and the author does a fabulous job of inviting readers to admire and love her.

When Grace’s life takes a separate path in Mombasa, after the war, readers are given a stark realization of a world that most of us know nothing about. The destitution there is utterly incomprehensible. Tracy Traynor has done an extraordinary job of depicting the deprivation and desperation it holds. Much extensive research has gone into this novel and it is well appreciated by this reader. An emotional story, I found myself crying on several occasions for Grace and the people she encountered.

With excellent character development, I felt completely connected to Grace and her, seemingly, unsolvable dilemma to regain her spiritual life and trust in God. It is a totally relatable story that readers will fully treasure. The dialogue between the characters is brilliant and simply unforgettable. The descriptions are beautiful with vivid depictions of the scenery, people and historical articles. Thought-provoking, inspiring and compelling, Grace in Mombasa by Tracy Traynor is a moving, historical, Christian novel that is a must read gem. Highly recommended by Chick Lit Café.

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  1. This sounds like an exceptional read. I’m buying it thanks to your review. I get your emails in my email box and look forward to your book reviews.