Finding Grace

Finding Grace

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by sarah pawley
     
 

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In 1927, the world belongs to men, but Grace Langdon won't let herself be tied down by such restraints. She longs to escape the narrow, restricted life in Virginia that is sure to be hers if she stays in her community. Her mother answers only to her husband, who can't hide the fact that he had wanted Grace to be another son.

When Grace learns her parents have

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In 1927, the world belongs to men, but Grace Langdon won't let herself be tied down by such restraints. She longs to escape the narrow, restricted life in Virginia that is sure to be hers if she stays in her community. Her mother answers only to her husband, who can't hide the fact that he had wanted Grace to be another son.

When Grace learns her parents have arranged a marriage for her with a local young man, she senses it will be a loveless marriage, like that of her parents. She runs away from home to live life on her own terms and heads for Chicago to see the brother who has always looked after her. When she meets her brother's neighbor, the owner of an entertainment hall, she begins to believe that true love might exist for her.

Grace does her best to shed her past. She begins a new life, taking a job and making new friends. But when confronted by the man she refused to marry, her new world is torn apart. Grace must examine her life and follow her heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595490653
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/19/2008
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Finding Grace 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Christy Sample More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never know quite what to expect when given a book recommendation, especially when it concerns a romance. But I was so pleased by this story that I'm glad I listened.

Grace is a great little heroine - so naive, and yet so much a grown woman at the same time. She's a great mix of spunk and sensitivity, and I have to say she had me thinking of Sissy Spacek in "Coal Miner's Daughter." She's such a pure soul, but there's a tough and sassy side to her too, and I love that she isn't a pushover when it comes to men.

One thing I loved about this story, too, is that all the characters are fleshed out, and not left to hover in the background for no reason. They all have a purpose, and they don't feel tacked on. I had a soft spot for Grace's protective older brother, Jack, who left home many years before. Jack adores his wife and loves his comfortable life in the city, but try as he might he can't quite escape his poor mountain upbringing.

What a great story. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a refreshing change from the norm.
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Carol Greene More than 1 year ago
I was.really prepared to fall in love with this book but unfortunately I just really liked it, The unrequieted love between Grace and Henry took up entirely too many pages, It became a little repeticious and boring at times, I think if this book was only half the lenght that it really could have been a classic, I thought the author had a great idea but should have done more editing, That being said, I still loved the characters and plot, It was a good try, Next time remember that more is sometimes less,,,,,,,,,,,,,thanks
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