11 November 2014

Saving Grace Review

Saving Grace
by Michele Paige Holmes

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What they say: From Whitney Award Winning Author, Michele Paige Holmes, comes SAVING GRACE, a regency romance from the Hearthfire Romance series: 

After the death of her grandfather, the Duke of Salisbury, Grace Thatcher wants nothing more than to live quietly in the country with her younger siblings. Her father’s debts thwart those plans, and to protect her sister, Helen, Grace must marry a man of her father’s choosing. 

As each suitor proves less than desirable, Grace comes up with clever schemes, causing each to reject her. While staying at the mysterious Sutherland Hall, a middle-of-the-night mishap sends Grace into the arms of a stranger, Nicholas Sutherland—and provides inspiration for her grandest plan yet—one that will leave her reputation in tatters yet free both her and Helen from all possibility of marriage. 

Too late Grace regrets her rash actions when her father’s last choice, Mr. Samuel Preston, proves to be a gentleman and a friend. But Samuel is the sworn enemy of Nicholas Sutherland, the man responsible for her “ruin.” Now instead of being free, Grace is caught between two men—each with his own agenda.

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I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: I love historical fiction and regency romances in particular make me smile. I think it's because these stories focus on a world very different from our own and bring out my sentimental side.

In Saving Grace we are treated to a series of hilarious misunderstandings and schemes gone wrong. The story follows Grace Thatcher as she tries to avoid marriage to a man of her horrible father's choosing. Grace finds herself on the wrong side of Lord Nicholas Sutherland and in his home. He doesn't want her there and she doesn't want him. She would much prefer to spend time with the more jovial Samuel Preston.

I laughed a lot reading Grace's story and appreciated her selfless nature and the lengths she was willing to go to for her younger brother and sister. Nicholas has got brooding down to a fine art and is super surly. Once I read more about his past I understood why Nicholas is like he is. The banter between them was really funny and an unexpected addition to the story.

I would have liked a little more back story about Samuel and I did feel as though certain outcomes were a little convenient but perhaps it's just my cynical mind because they do work well within the story and I liked the ending. 

4 Stars in my Sky!


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