Shades of Grace : Grace Dorian is The Confidante, America's favorite advice columnist. Her wisdom has helped to guide two generations - including her daughter, Francine, and granddaughter, Sophie, who manage the vast Dorian empire and oversee the thousand details of Grace's world. But a national treasure is losing her brilliance. Her once razor-sharp mind is showing strain; her columns have begun to wander. Concerned about Grace's health and future, Francine must step in to fill her legendary mother's shoes and somehow also live her own life - which now suddenly includes her confusing feelings for Grace's handsome doctor and new worries about tempestuous Sophie, who needs more guidance than Grace's reading public. Shades of Grace is a touching and heartfelt story in which love and devotion are put to the ultimate test.