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Saving Grace (Safe Havens 1)

Saving Grace (Safe Havens 1)

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by Sandy James
     
 

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Grace Riley is on the run—from her past and from her fears. The victim of a violent rape at the hands of a rich politician’s son, she must “disappear” to escape his constant attempts to recapture her. Moving from cattle drive to cattle drive as a cook, she avoids her tormentor for nearly twenty years. When she discovers that the brother she

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Grace Riley is on the run—from her past and from her fears. The victim of a violent rape at the hands of a rich politician’s son, she must “disappear” to escape his constant attempts to recapture her. Moving from cattle drive to cattle drive as a cook, she avoids her tormentor for nearly twenty years. When she discovers that the brother she gave up for adoption after their mother died in childbirth was orphaned at an early age, she is frantic to verify that he’s safe. She tracks him to a cattle ranch in Montana.

Widower Adam Morgan owns the Twin Springs ranch, but finds himself falling into a life of loneliness. Although he enjoys spending time with his grown daughter and the two men he rescued when they were living on the streets, he longs to meet a woman he can love. Living in the Montana territory where men greatly outnumber women makes finding a new wife difficult. Weary of working cattle, he is ready to make some changes in his life.

Grace falls ill on her journey, but she manages to make it to the Twin Springs ranch where her brother is supposed to be living. Adam takes her in, concerned for her health and the reason she’s searching for one of his adopted sons. Their chemistry is immediate and intense, but can Grace heal from her past of pain and fear? When her secrets are finally revealed, can Adam forgive her deceptions and learn to love again?

**Contains love scenes and adult language

Editorial Reviews

Tome Tender - Sailon -
Saving Grace was a wonderfully delightful story chuck full of family, friends and eventually healing but had enough suspense filled drama to keep you glued to the pages till the very end.
Book Binge - Judith -
Don't miss this one. It is well worth reading. In fact, I think it is one of Sandy's best and that's really saying something. I give it a rating of 5 out of 5.
Night Owl Romance - Barb -
I read this book in a day and a half because it was really hard to put down. Reviewer Top Pick!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044587120
Publisher:
Sandy James
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Series:
Safe Havens , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
171,697
File size:
563 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Sandy James lives in a quiet suburb of Indianapolis with her husband. She’s a high school social studies teacher who especially loves psychology and United States history. Since she and her husband own a small stable of harness racehorses, they often spend time together at the two Indiana racetracks. Sandy is published through Forever Yours, Carina Press, and BookStrand, as well as self-published. She has been an Amazon Bestseller and has won numerous awards, including two HOLT Medallions. Find her as “sandyjamesbooks” on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Email her at mailto:sandy@sandyjames.com

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Saving Grace 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 88 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! It was very suspenseful and the writing was great. Even though you could figure out part of where the story was going, there were enough twists to keep you guessing. I fell in love with Adam after the few pages, what a great man! Grace was so lucky to have him! And there was more than one romance in the story--I won't say more so as not to give away plot points but it was wonderful. I am looking forward to continuing this series with Ty's story.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
On the run from her past, Grace Riley has known the life of a traveler. Jumping from cattle drive to cattle drive for work she still desperately searches to find the child she had to give up when she was only 15. Finding a lead sends Grace to Adam Morgan’s Twin Springs ranch in Montana. Arriving on Adam Morgan’s door step racked with fever, Grace’s life hangs in the balance. While Adam nurses Grace back to health a more intimate connection evolves. Adam was the man that had taken Grace’s son in when his original adopted family died. Can Grace ever escape the tragedy of her past and find happiness? If her secrets are revealed will Adam leave her forever? This was an intriguing look at life when the west was a much harder place to live. Besides the lack of modern amenities, dealing with the social aspects of an unmarried woman living on a ranch was completely unexpected but the accuracy only added to realism the story line. The chemistry between Grace and Adam was powerful and recognizable but watching them (especially Grace) struggle with their feelings made you feel like not just a by-stander but a participant in the plot. As a side story, I can’t help but mention that I immensely enjoyed the love/hate banter between Grace’s brother and Adam’s daughter.  Saving Grace was a wonderfully delightful story chuck full of family, friends and eventually healing but had enough suspense filled drama to keep you glued to the pages till the very end. I received this copy of Saving Grace from Sandy James in exchange for a honest review. Written by: Sandy James Series: Safe Havens Sequence in Series: 1 Publisher: James Gang Publishing Publication Date: May 30, 2013 Rating: 4 Genre: Historical Romance Age Recommendation: Adult
FergieMO More than 1 year ago
Found it by accident. What a terrific find - and it's free!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This books is so great! Can't believe it's free!
cmg54 More than 1 year ago
Well written. Suspense, romance. Good story line that keeps you intrigued. I highly recommend this book. Written in the times of the old west. I loved it!
slz52 More than 1 year ago
4.5 STARS. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I didn't give it 5 stars because the proof reading could have been much better, missing words, words in the wrong place etc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this story as it had more than just two characters to following during the story as most books I have read do. Great read! Highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gotta love not just one but 2 strong heroes and 2 love stories working in this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
ethel96 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Saving Grace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an absolutely wonderful book! Set in the late 1800's the story of Grace dominates the book. A genuine strong woman who has withstood the things life has thrown at her. Her brother, Matthew, a rough around the edges man, another strong character. Grace is on a quest to find the one person who can bring her the peace her heart craves. She finds her way to White Pines where she meets Adam, a man totally unlike any man she has ever met. He tends to her after she collapses. His tener ministrations endear him to her. Grace has a past she won't share and during her fevered illness has nightmares Adam winesses. The story continues on as things are revealed. A truly worthwhile read! I became so immersed in the characters. Thank you for writing it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I've read in a while. The story is always taking a twist. It's a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! *vrnb*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book 1 of the trilogy and I have to say it kept me reading well into the night... Grace was a woman of great strength and courage with awsome responsibilities at a very young age... Lots of suspense as she tried to escape a man obsessed with finding her.. Brother Matthew was her hero until she litterally "fell" for Adam... He would be any womans dream come true!!! Lots going on in this one.. Made me cry and made me laugh... Now into the second book Runaway and it is more of the same - Excellent Reading!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not wait to finish this book. It held my attention the whole way through!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellant story. ADAM every womens dream man. Recommend that you purchase this book. You won't be sorry you did. ENJOY. D
Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
I discovered Sandy James last year during a book tour of her Alliance of the Amazon series. Because of the tour, I read all 4 books in the series and fell in love with the characters.  Ms. James was ever so kind enough to ask if I wanted a chance to read another one of her books, and I jumped at the chance.  It has taken me awhile (sorry!) but I finally read Saving Grace, the first book in the Safe Havens Series. While the Alliance of the Amazons was more an Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance, the Safe Havens series is Western Historical Romance set in the wild west just before the turn of the twentieth century.  We are introduced to Grace Riley in San Francisco, as she is getting ready to confront a man who obviously terrifies her, one she has been running from for 20 years.  All to get information he may have on someone named Jake Curtis. When the man, Stephen Shay, threatens to assault her, in what appears to be a repeat of a prior attack, Grace pulls a gun and shoots him in the chest. Shocked and scared, she grabs the papers and takes off, believing the monster dead.  Next we meet Grace, she is in White Pines, Montana, at the ranch of Adam Morgan, widower and ranch owner. Grace shows up in the middle of the night, in a downpour, looking for Jake Curtis.  When she collapses, Adam takes her in and with the assistance of his daughter, Victoria, begins to nurse Grace back to health. While Grace is delirious with fever, she unknowingly spills most of her darkest secrets to Adam. Adam appoints himself her protector and watchdog, much to her chagrin.  When Grace's younger brother shows up looking for Grace, he and Victoria clash at every opportunity and create plenty of sparks. Dark, hidden secrets will finally come to light causing pain for both Grace and Jake Curtis. But acceptance and eventual forgiveness, of self and others, will take a bit longer to achieve.  This book has some really ugly, heavy topics covered in it and runs the gamut of emotions. I especially liked that the author didn't gloss over the hardships of life during that time. So often, historicals, gives us the glamorized version of the time period. It could be a hard, dangerous life, especially for women.  And yet, in many ways, we haven't come so very far that a lot of these same issues don't plague us today, making this a very relevant story. This was a very good book, though a bit draining emotionally. I really enjoyed the characters and the story.  I gave it 4 stars. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well crafted
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two stories in one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. James does real well making you see the story in your mind, as your reading, without going on and on. My only regret is there is no epilogue.
virginia2 More than 1 year ago
good reading on a cool evening........highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this story couldnt put it down from the day i started reading! Would reccomend it to everyone!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A sweet story, sometimes predictable but well written. The characters were perfectly described and fit well into the story. Sometimes in romance stories that have tragic events true love makes everything rainbows and puppy dogs. This story had a good balance of grief with hope. Normally not a big fan of romance novels I think I will read this one again and look forward to the next book.