#1, A Hearthfire Romance
Michele Paige Holmes
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From Whitney Award Winning Author, Michele Paige Holmes, comes SAVING GRACE, a regency romance in the Hearthfire Romance series:
After the death of Grace Thatcher’s grandfather, the Duke of Salisbury, Grace wants nothing more than to live quietly in the country with her younger siblings. But 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. But when Grace meets Mr. Samuel Preston, a true gentlemen and sworn enemy of Nicholas Sutherland, instead of being free, Grace is caught between two men—each with his own agenda.
Couldn't put my book down!
Saving Grace was a fabulously written love story with a Beauty and the Beast feel. So thoroughly told, I found myself deeply connected to the characters, especially Grace. I loved her ability to be kind and strong at the same time. We all have known people in life who are difficult to like. It becomes easy for us to just say, "they are rude to me so why should I extend kindness to them?". Grace had many of these encounters and was wronged many a time in her life, but remained soft and able to extend friendliness and even forgiveness. I loved how this book taught that forgiving someone doesn't mean you say what they have done to you is okay. It just means that we can look past others mistakes and feel compassion for them and release ourselves from anger and ill feelings towards another. In the end, those feelings will destroy us as it almost did, Lord Sutherland. Wonderful read from beginning to end!