Saving Grace [NOOK Book]

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Two families find each other and bond into an extended family most people only dream of, while unexpected lessons are learned about friendship, family, love, and the depth of true beauty.

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Saving Grace

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Overview

Two families find each other and bond into an extended family most people only dream of, while unexpected lessons are learned about friendship, family, love, and the depth of true beauty.

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Editorial Reviews

The Indie Bookshelf - Darcie Sherrick
Well done Julie Hill! Saving Grace is exactly the kind of book that is right up my literary alley. Hill starts out by introducing two very independent and strong ladies, Grace and Kate. Even though they are cousins, the death of both sets of parents has brought them even closer and their characters read more like sisters. Together they live a nice quiet life, running their bookstore and coffee shop when in comes the Anderson brothers, three good looking young men who move into the house across t
Amazon.com - Dani VanZyl
Let me start by saying that if you don't read anything other than erotica, and you only enjoy erotica, you won't like this book. This is a CLEAN romance. I read a lot, and I mean A LOT. From erotica to historical fiction, from fantasy to memoirs... and so forth. And my one basic rule for reading is NEVER COMPARE ONE TO BOOK TO ANOTHER. Especially when reading self-published work, because there will undoubtedly be some grammar errors and such, but none that really has an effect on whether the cha
Tough Critic Book Reviews - Mollie Harper
You know those books you read where you really want to give them fours stars, but it just wouldn't be fair to your other four star books. Well color me in a predicament because that's exactly how I'm feeling right now! Saving Grace was a book I'm glad I read. It's so close to getting that extra star that I can feel it copping a feel. That fourth star is like an "excited" puppy that I feel really bad shaking off my leg.

Let me start by saying this is a "clean new adult romance". Yes, I d
Jenuine Cupcakes Blog - Jen Fisher
This was a great read! I was sucked in from the first page and couldn't put it down. It's a well written story about the bonds of family and friendship, love and forgiveness and fighting for what you want without compromising your values.

All of these characters have strength and integrity but are not without their flaws, making them completely relatable. The romance is heart-achingly tender, builds at a good pace and the suspense had my heart in my throat.

I really enjoyed Gra
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045024440
  • Publisher: J.M. Hill
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 768,559
  • File size: 874 KB

Meet the Author

I'm a wife, mother of five, and an author only in my free time. I love movies, music, cheesecake, the color pink, and I've had a crush on Sylvester Stallone since the first Rocky movie. It's okay, my husband knows.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted September 12, 2012

    Well done Julie Hill! Saving Grace is exactly the kind of book

    Well done Julie Hill! Saving Grace is exactly the kind of book that is right up my literary alley. Hill starts out by introducing two very independent and strong ladies, Grace and Kate. Even though they are cousins, the death of both sets of parents has brought them even closer and their characters read more like sisters. Together they live a nice quiet life, running their bookstore and coffee shop when in comes the Anderson brothers, three good looking young men who move into the house across the street from them.


    All three brothers are introduced to the story with the woman “discreetly” watching them when they first move in. “Well whoever they are, I hope they’re friendly.” She’d barely finished the sentence when we heard the low rumble of a car engine come up the drive. Kate’s eyes widened with excitement, and I’m sure I mirrored her expression. In a flash, we were both off the couch, peeking through the blinds. Lucy and Ethel. I could totally picture me and a gal pal doing the exact same thing and just when you think you won’t get caught..you do! The three continued their discussion, then in a synchronized motion turned to face our house. The big guy said something that made the other two laugh. After a moment they stopped laughing and focused intently on our window. “Crap!” Kate threw herself against the side wall in an effort to hide. “Do they see us?” I couldn’t help but laugh out loud reading as the girls slide back into teenage mode full of giddiness and giggles.

    Garrett is the first brother the ladies actually meet, and I’ll admit, while the other two brothers, Miles and Michael are great, Garrett is my favorite! He is the kind of guy I could see myself totally having a blast with! Miles and Michael are the more serious of the three, Garrett is the kid at heart. At one point in the book, Garrett and Grace were just hanging out watching movies and I was a little jealous, I wanted to be lounging around with them, joking around, feeling completely at home. Garrett is also fiercely protective! He becomes a kind of guard for Grace when trouble arises in the book. I would like to have my very own Garrett please!


    Miles is the middle brother and the peacekeeper. He is very levelheaded and good looking of course, he and Kate pair off almost instantly. Michael is the baby of the family and he and Grace seem to have an instant connection. Grace gets into trouble when she finally decides to pursue him, her life being threatened by crazy knife toting Nina, a business associate of Michael’s who has gone off the deep end. That is when you really get to see how tight this little (and I use the term little lightly) “family” has become. You get to watch the 5 characters in this book really come together and show that you don’t have to be blood to be family and you just don’t mess with family!


    There is heartache and a sense of loss in the book and being the sensitive soul that I am, I definitely had my share of tears shed as I worked my way through it with the characters and when it all finally comes together, you can’t help but feel your heart swell for their happiness. While the story focuses on Grace, I could not help but get sucked into the lives of the other characters as well and once I had finished the book, I couldn’t help but wonder…is there going to be a sequel from someone else’s point of view, or a continuation of Grace’s story??? Please Julie Hill, can I have some more!!

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  • Posted October 5, 2014

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    Reviewed by Aubrey
    Book provided by the author for review
    Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

    When I received this novel to review there was a strong warning that it was a clean romance. I was a bit shocked to get the warning but continued to read. The fact that it was a clean romance did not deter from the storyline at all. I absolutely adored this book. I loved Grace and was super jealous that she co-owns a book store slash coffee shop with her cousin, Kate.

    Kate and Grace are all the family they have until they meet the Anderson brothers who move in across the street. Twins, Miles and Garrett and little brother Michael run their family business but have the same love for sports that Grace and Kate have. Grace and Garrett become fast best friends. A romance starts between Miles and Kate. Grace has feelings for Michael but it takes her a long time to come to terms with being in love with him.

    The three brothers and two cousins settle into a routine of watching sports together and sharing meals. It is a very sweet tale of friendship turning into love and learning to be honest with yourself along with letting yourself love someone.

    The suspense aspect comes in when Nina, a client of the boys, gets it in her head that she is dating Michael. She stalks and torments Grace. She threatens to ruin any relationship between Grace and Michael. Everyone comes together as a family to protect Grace.

    I loved Garrett and can’t wait to read his story. All the Anderson boys were very well written and I really enjoyed reading about the loved they shared as brothers and the love they had for Grace.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Saving Grace

    It was ok. I wasn't expecting it to be so P.G. 13. But i liked it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Want more

    Hope this becomes a series

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  • Posted February 17, 2013

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    "There's no such thing as old-fashioned values. There are j

    "There's no such thing as old-fashioned values. There are just values. Right has always been right and wrong has always been wrong. Old-fashioned really has nothing to do with it. People have just lost sight of what's truly important." ~ Garrett Anderson.

    Just when you think all the romance books out there have lost their true appeal and sense of "Ah!" when it comes to the storyline, think again. J.M. Hill has managed to create what I would consider a remarkable blend of romance coupled with a great deal of action and suspense while managing to keep it clean. I've lost my interest in so many books either due to profanity, content or subject matter, but I feel blessed when I was asked by J.M. Hill personally to read this one. I wanted to give this one a true standing ovation. I think we might be kindred spirits of the sorts based on the premise behind this novel.

    We are immediately introduced to a vague scene in the opening of the book of a man who appears to have been murdered and then tossed into the story of meeting Grace Burke, and her cousin, Kate who live at the end of a lonely street. While the house across the street has remained dilapidated over the years and unlived in, Grace and Kate are more than curious when moving vans and soon vehicle appear as they peer out their blinds to check out the new neighbors like Lucy and Ethel from I Love Lucy. I can complete relate to this myself. When the new neighbors are three brothers who they soon find out are single and incredibly good looking, Kate offers to make the first move of being neighborly.

    When an oversized, but good natured man by the name of Garrett opens the front door, we meet the first of the Anderson brothers, who are in their own family construction business. Kate becomes immediately interested in Miles. Their younger brother Micheal is often referred to as the "stunning one!" and one that Grace finds herself a bit tongue tied just trying to talk to. The five of them find common ground being neighbors as well as interested in football and a great meal. As Kate and Grace get to know each of them a bit more, they soon are befriended by the brothers with Garrett taking an active role as big brother to Kate and Grace. Over time the relationship grows between Kate and Miles, but the real story develops between Grace and Michael who find themselves attracted to one another but afraid to make the first move.

    You find yourself falling in love with each of the brothers as you move through the story. First with the need to watch over and protect the girls with Garrett, Miles is your quiet silent type and Michael is struggling with the need to keep his business relationship with a client from getting too personal and fighting his attraction to Grace as he becomes her running partner. Like all great romance stories, it begins with an attraction, then friendship and soon a bit of conflict to force the two together, but all done in such an amazing way, you simply won't be able to put this one down until the end.

    The best part of this book besides its characters that J.M. Hill has breathed life into is there will be another one! That made me super excited and now can't wait to read that one. There's even a bit of suspense thrown in to keep the reader engaged. I love how Kate and Grace have an incredible relationship despite their own family tragedy that kept them together and how they form such a loving bond with the Anderson brothers but also their parents. There's such an simply humility to Grace's character and that's perhaps why you can find yourself relating to her as you read this wonderful heartwarming book! If you're looking for a fantastic romance without all the unnecessary stuff thrown in to make a book sell, then trust me, grab this one! It's for hopeful romantics everywhere that hope to be rescued by a handsome man in the end. I personally rate this one a hands down 5 out of 5 stars and hope to be included in the sequel to this one!

    I received Saving Grace by J.M. Hill compliments of the author for my honest review and have not be compensated in any other way to provide a favorable review. She is now on my favorite author watch list for upcoming books!

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  • Posted February 3, 2013

    Finished the book and it was AMAZING!! I wish I was better at wr

    Finished the book and it was AMAZING!! I wish I was better at writing reviews because this book was the total package. I can't even begin to describe how much I enjoyed this book. Thank You J.M. Hill for writing such an amazing, heart wrenching story.

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  • Posted November 10, 2012

    Everywhere we turn these days romance books are all about "

    Everywhere we turn these days romance books are all about "hot and heavy", don't get me wrong I am all about "hot and heavy" but Saving Grace is all about the sweet side of romance with suspense thrown into the mix. I loved this book, it was well written, had good character build up, and had a psycho mixed into the story line.

    Grace and her cousin Kate live in a lovely town in Colorado when three hunky brother's move in next door. They all become great friends and a romance blooms between Grace and Micheal, one of the brothers. The book builds the sweet romance between them then throws a monkey wrench into the plot. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend very highly. I give it 5 stars.

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