Dr. Nina Nelson-Garrett spent her formative years in Jackson, Mississippi, and completed a double major in Molecular Biology and Classical Studies at Vanderbilt University. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston Medical School before completing a Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Nina is currently a partner in Capital City Gastroenterology in Montgomery, Alabama. She is married to C.W. Garrett and they have two adult children, Brittany and Donovan. She is active in her church and unashamedly loves God. She enjoys traveling with her husband, spending time with family, interior decorating, and painting. Grace Will Lead You Home is Nina’s first novel.


Dr. Grace Wilson-Livingston is a superwoman—or at least that’s what her husband Stewart calls her. Without skipping a beat, she juggles patients and promotions at the University of Tennessee Hospital and makes it to parent-teacher conferences for her young son and teen daughter. She does it all with no thought to slowing down.

But one day after an unexpected fall, Grace comes face-to-face with a future she never planned or thought possible. She is diagnosed with breast cancer. Suddenly, her life is turned upside down and she must navigate her fears of not knowing what lies ahead for her career, her family, and least of all, her health.

A week before her mastectomy, Grace drives home to Jackson, Mississippi to see the brother and sisters who have always looked to her as a source of strength. As she explores her childhood memories amid the ghosts of her reverend father and teacher mother—who fought, and lost, their own fights with cancer—she’s forced to realize that maybe she doesn’t have her life as perfectly handled as she once thought. After all, even Superwoman needs help sometimes—from family, from friends, and most of all, from God.

Dr. Nina Nelson-Garrett’s, Grace Will Lead You Home, is an emotional journey through the unimagined and life-changing waters of breast cancer diagnosis.

100% of net proceeds benefit the non-profit organization, Don’t Miss A Beat.



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