Falling From Grace (Grace Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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Grace Shelley's about to face the worst day of her life. Her best friend has left her, her father's starting a new family, and she's the most unpopular girl in school. She's going to need a miracle to survive the first day back to school. That miracle comes in the form of angel named Robert, whose life is changed more by her than she is by him.
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Falling From Grace (Grace Series #1)

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Overview

Grace Shelley's about to face the worst day of her life. Her best friend has left her, her father's starting a new family, and she's the most unpopular girl in school. She's going to need a miracle to survive the first day back to school. That miracle comes in the form of angel named Robert, whose life is changed more by her than she is by him.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011055232
  • Publisher: Crystal Quill Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/13/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 134,431
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

S.L. Naeole has always loved the smell of books, the feel of books, and the destination that a book is guaranteed to take you. She knew from an early age that she was meant to write, to create those very same books she loved so much and vowed that one day, she would.


Now, after getting married and starting a family, she has finally made her dream come true. As the author of Falling From Grace, she's found a venue with which to allow her dreams to become the reader's, and transport them to worlds and lives where fantasy and reality blend seamlessly. With several more books in the works, including three sequels to Falling From Grace, she's hoping to give to her fans the same desire and affection for the written word that she had as a child.


S.L. Naeole writes from her home in Hawai'i, with her husband, four children, and cat by her side cheering her on and providing endless amounts of inspiration.


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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 4, 2010

    Leaves Twilight in the dust!

    This series has quickly become my favorite YA series. This author keeps you coming back for more. "Falling from Grace" is book one, in what is at the moment a set of three. Grace is not your average girl in the town in which she lives. She is Korean and has always been an outcast and labeled as a freak after a devastating accident that leaves her mother dead. Her senior year begins poorly. Her best friend abandons her after a confession of her feelings. This leaves her in a situation of more ridicule at school. Then for some reason a new student comes and is drawn to her. As their paths continue to become more entwined together, his intentions towards her are not entirely clear. Does he care for her or are there darker forces at work. This is only the beginning of Grace's adventures. I would suggest purchasing this book along with the second "Bird Song" . The third adventure, "Black Halo" is due to be released soon. This book will not disappoint and worth every penny!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2010

    Falling From Grace is awesome!

    I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am to see this on B&N for the nook. I had to read it on the Kindle for PC, but it was such a great story that I tolerated it.

    I loved the characters, I loved the fact that this isn't a story about the popular pretty girl who everybody falls in love with, and I especially loved that she's different in ways that everyone can relate to without being so different that she's unreachable.

    Her relationship with Robert was so real I actually started to talk about them like I knew them. It's not perfect. It's not the happy-go-lucky, I love you so we can do whatever kind of relationship. I like that the author made the angel flawed in ways that both separated him from humans but also brought him closer to them. This isn't a fallen angel story, which I liked a lot.

    The sequel, Bird Song, is even better, which is really difficult to do, but this author managed to pull it off.

    I can't wait for the next book and find out what happens between Grace and Robert and every other character in the series!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    This was epic. Srsly.

    I got these books for Christmas and read them in a week, living on cheesesticks and some soda. When I came out, my hair looked like it could eat Godzilla and you could see my smell. I scared the living bejeesus out of everyone and missed a job interview in favor of these. It was totally worth it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2010

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    LOVE!

    There's nothing but love in me for this book. I can't tell you how awesome it is without using up every single ounce of server space so just read it and fall in love with Grace, Robert, and learn about angels in a way you've never imagined.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Wow

    This book is the beginning of an amazing story! This is a most habe you will not be disapointed!!!

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  • Posted September 11, 2012

    This is a young adult supernatural novel with a slight twist. Ra

    This is a young adult supernatural novel with a slight twist. Rather than vampires, werewolves, or zombies, this supernatural being is a real live angel. And for some reason this smoking hot heavenly being is drawn to super-freak Grace Shelley.

    I couldn’t help making comparisons between the characters Grace and Robert with Bella and Edward from Twilight. Bella is awkward, wafishly thin, and so not girly. Ditto for Grace. Bella is also smart, lives with her Dad in a modest home, and is fiercely independent. Ditto for Grace. Edward has been around for a VERY long time. He is beautiful and rich and lives with his family of vampires. Ditto for Robert—only his family consists of angels. Edward must deal with his jealousy stemming from the affections of Jacob toward Bella. Robert must deal with his jealousy stemming from Grace’s relationship with Graham, the hot football star that has been her best friend since childhood.

    So, yes, there are definite similarities. But Falling From Grace stands well all on its own. Grace is full of teenage angst which is only intensified by the fact that her mother died when Grace was only seven years old. This has a tremendous effect on her and defines much about her personality. One thing that got to me is Grace’s obstinacy. At times I just wanted to shake her for being so hard-headed and self-protective. She constantly pushes Robert to his limits.

    Robert, on the other hand, is like no angel I’ve ever learned about. For one, he doesn’t have wings or a halo. He has dark hair and silver eyes and drives a motorcycle. He likes girls and enjoys engaging in some not-so-saintly activities. He does have supernatural powers, which I would expect an angel to have. But he also displays some very human emotions, which is again, surprising.

    Despite wanting to knock some sense into Grace a time or two, I enjoyed how the story unfolded. I liked seeing how Grace and Robert’s relationship progressed and how she handled other challenges like her rocky relationship with Graham, the prospect of a step-mother, and dealing with her arch nemesis, Erica. I felt like Grace, Robert, and Graham all grew from their experiences.

    I would certainly recommend this book for those of you who enjoy supernatural young adult novels. It was a nice change from vampires and witches. And certainly will make you think of angels just a little bit differently.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    !!!!!!!!

    So many feels! A must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Falling from grace was the one of the best angel and human romance

    Fallen from grace novel is second best angel and a human romance novel and i have read a lot from fallen lauren kate whichi did not like halo alexandra adornetto was cute i did like so so to fallen angel terrell i did not like at all hush hush becca fitzpatrick my favorite one the ones i have read about romance angel and humanand now falling from grace is my second favorite angel human romance

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Recommended

    Great read! Funny, which was not what I was expecting, but also dramatic. Another series for people to add to their lists!

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  • Posted July 26, 2011

    Slow and long

    Falling from Grace intrigued me and I had high hopes for the book. Unfortunately it was a bit of a letdown. The book was very slow to build and the story seemed to drag on a bit. I would have liked the book better if there was not the constant reminder on every other page of just how gorgeous the boyfriend was and how unattractive the main character was. I got it the first 500 pages. If you can get past the slow build up to any action, the depressing lack of self esteem of Grace and the length, then it is an okay read. The theme of the story is fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2011

    Buy it, Rent it, JUST READ IT!

    From the moment I bought this book and started reading it, I wasn't able to put it down. I read "Falling From Grace" in less than a day, so you can say that I LOVED this book. Right now I'm in the process of buying the secong book "Bird Song" and I can wait to read it. "Falling Grom Grace" is a romance book in my opinion and in others opinion you can call it fantasy book because of the angels. When I read this book, to me it seem like the regular true love story with a bit of a twist. But to hear more about this book like the whole book, ending and all Keep reading and I will tell you... Just Kidding but seriously just get the dang book and read it.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

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    EH

    The book started really good and kept me interested but it drags. I just lost interest. I just kept thinking when is it going to end. The book is over 1,000 pages long (nook) I just couldn't continue reading it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 19, 2011

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    Great

    I loved this book. I highly recomend if you like romance and angels.

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  • Posted May 11, 2011

    Great

    It was grrat i have read nall odlf the books and was not s,dissopointed! I recomend 100% and i have to ask, will there be more?

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  • Posted April 29, 2011

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    Great ending

    This book i must say i was excited to read. It didnt dissapoint. Im ready to read the next one. I did feel like it started off kind of slow, but it picked up and then i couldn't put it down.

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

    New Favorite!

    I could not put my nook down once I started reading. I have a new found favorite book series to enjoy. S.L. Naeole has captured the essence of a great story and rolled it into one that is completely her own. It has great twists in all the right places and can't wait to get started on book 2 to see what Grace will do with THE question at the end...hmmmm ;-)

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  • Posted April 14, 2011

    ??

    ok so is there going tobe another book series

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

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    Awsome

    I loved this book. I felt it kind of dragged on in some places. Overall it was a very interesting book. One of the best books i'v ever read.

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  • Posted January 8, 2011

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    I Also Recommend:

    Falling From Grace

    Great Book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2010

    is far better than twilight,

    this book is the best book ive read so far, and ive read many books.could not put it down and used alot of by nooks battery, but was worth it.

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