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Saving Grace by Julie Garwood Review

Title: Saving Grace

Author: Julie Garwood

First published October 1, 1993

407 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 9780671870119 (ISBN10: 0671870114)

Rating: 4.26


When Samantha finds herself stranded in the middle of a snowstorm, she knows there’s only one person to call for help – the enigmatic and alluring Dom, Ethan. She’s been captivated by him since the moment they met, but she’s always been too afraid to explore her desires.

Ethan, however, is determined to push her limits and show her what she’s been missing. As their chemistry intensifies, Samantha discovers a side of herself she never knew existed.

But just as their relationship reaches new heights, a blast from Ethan’s past threatens to destroy everything they’ve built. Will their newfound connection be enough to withstand the storm, or will they be left out in the cold?

Find out in Aline Hunter’s thrilling new novel, Make Me Quiver.

About the Author

Julie Garwood is an accomplished author with over 35 million books in print and 26 NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers. Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Ms. Garwood credits her success to her Irish heritage and being the sixth of seven children.

She learned early on that self-expression had to be imaginative, quick, and forceful. After publishing two young-adult books, she turned her attention to historical fiction, with her first novel, GENTLE WARRIOR, being published in 1985.

Since then, she has expanded into other genres, including contemporary romantic suspense. Her name regularly appears on the bestseller lists of major publications, and her books are translated into dozens of languages worldwide.

Her novel FOR THE ROSES was adapted into a HALLMARK HALL OF FAME television movie, ROSE HILL. Ms. Garwood currently resides in Leawood, KS, and is working on her next novel.

Editoral Review

In “Saving Grace,” Julie Garwood delivers a tale of romance and suspense that will captivate readers from the very first page. Garwood is an author who is known for her ability to blend genres, and this book is no exception.

It has elements of historical fiction, mystery, and romance, all rolled into one thrilling package. The story is set in medieval England and centers around a young woman named Lady Johanna.

After the death of her parents, Johanna is forced to marry a man she’s never met in order to hold on to her family’s estate. Her new husband, however, turns out to be a cruel and abusive man who she can’t wait to escape from.

Enter Gabriel MacBain, a highlander who has been sent to escort Johanna to her new home. At first, Johanna is wary of Gabriel and his rough exterior, but she soon realizes that he’s the only one she can trust.

Together, they embark on a dangerous journey to freedom, one that is filled with unexpected twists and turns. Garwood’s writing is breathtakingly beautiful, with descriptions that transport the reader to another time and place.

She is especially skilled at creating rich, multi-dimensional characters who stay with the reader long after the book is finished. Johanna is a particularly strong heroine, one who faces countless obstacles and still manages to come out on top.

However, while “Saving Grace” is a fantastic read, it is not without its flaws. The pacing can be slow at times, with certain scenes feeling overly drawn out.

Additionally, the romance between Johanna and Gabriel can feel somewhat formulaic, with some readers finding it lacking in genuine emotion. Despite these minor criticisms, “Saving Grace” is a truly wonderful book that is sure to please readers of all kinds.

It has something for everyone romance, suspense, and a healthy dose of history. Fans of Garwood’s previous work will not be disappointed, and newcomers will find themselves quickly drawn into her captivating world.

Overall, we highly recommend “Saving Grace” to anyone looking for a gripping and memorable read. It earns a solid 4 out of 5 stars from us, and we can’t wait to see what Garwood has in store for us next.