Grace Unexpected [NOOK Book]

Overview

Thirty-something Grace Savage has slogged through crummy jobs and dead-end relationships with men who would rather go bald than say “I do”. In search of respite from her current job, she visits Shaker Village in New Hampshire. Instead of renewal, she’s unnerved to learn that Shaker men and women lived and worked side by side in complete celibacy.

When her longtime boyfriend dumps her instead of proposing, Grace avows the sexless Shaker ways. ...
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Overview

Thirty-something Grace Savage has slogged through crummy jobs and dead-end relationships with men who would rather go bald than say “I do”. In search of respite from her current job, she visits Shaker Village in New Hampshire. Instead of renewal, she’s unnerved to learn that Shaker men and women lived and worked side by side in complete celibacy.

When her longtime boyfriend dumps her instead of proposing, Grace avows the sexless Shaker ways. Resolved to stick to her new plan – dubbed the Shaker Plan – despite ovaries ticking like time bombs, she returns to her life in Pennsylvania. Almost immediately, she's juggling two eligible bachelors: Addison, a young beat reporter; and True, a venerable anthropology professor. Both men have ample charms and soul mate potential to test her newfound Shaker-style self-control, and Grace appears to be on the fast track to a marriage proposal… until secrets revealed deliver a death rattle to the Shaker Plan.
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Editorial Reviews

Lenore Hart
“Wickedly witty Gale Martin does it again! When vacationing Grace Savage incurs the wrath of an irate Shaker ghost, the result is haunted plumbing and an unexpected ‘celibacy plan,’ which puts a crimp in her dating life and her public relations job—and yields unexpected romantic results. This entertaining novel of small-town college life, told in Grace's wry voice, is a simple gift of comic genius.” - Lenore Hart, author of THE RAVEN'S BRIDE and BECKY: THE LIFE
Taylor Polites
"A madcap romp through the Shaker heart by one very libidinous modern woman. A riotous read!" - Taylor Polites, author of THE REBEL WIFE
Michele VanOrt Cozzens
“Grace Savage is well-drawn, witty, and bright. The reader is really interested in what's in store for her. And it's impossible not to fall in love with her. She'll have you shaking with laughter.”—Michele VanOrt Cozzens, author of IRISH TWINS
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014597913
  • Publisher: Booktrope Editions
  • Publication date: 7/14/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 35,814
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Gale Martin's humorous backstage novel Don Juan in Hankey, PA was published by Booktrope Editions in 2011. She has a master of arts in creative writing from Wilkes University. She has worked in higher education marketing for ten years and lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a rich source of inspiration for her writing. Her blog "Scrivengale" can be found on her website at
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  • Posted November 10, 2012

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Grace, the main

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings

    Grace, the main character, starts the book in a Shaker Village with her very pregnant sister in law; shortly after her trip she finds herself single again and decides that maybe the Shakers do it right with the celibacy. Unfortunately for her, right after she makes this pledge to follow the Shaker Plan, she meets two great guys.

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