Saving Grace

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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...
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Overview

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?

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Editorial Reviews

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!
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781940295046
  • Publisher: James Gang Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 821,114
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandy lives in a quiet suburb of Indianapolis with her husband of thirty years and is a high school social studies teacher. She and her husband own a small stable of harness racehorses and enjoy spending time at the two Indiana racetracks.

She is published through Forever Yours, Carina Press, and BookStrand, as well as self-published. She has been an Amazon Bestseller multiple times and has won numerous awards, including two HOLT Medallions.

Look for a new contemporary romance series--Ladies Who Lunch--from Grand Central Forever Yours beginning in May 2014! The first book--The Bottom Line--and the second--Signed, Sealed, Delivered--are now available for pre-order!

Please visit her website at www.sandy-james.com for more information or find her on Twitter (twitter@sandyjamesbooks)or Facebook (www.facebook.com/sandyjamesbooks)

Represented by Browne & Miller Literary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Better than 5 stars!

    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.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2013

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    On the run from her past, Grace Riley has known the life of a tr

    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

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2014

    Found it by accident. What a terrific find - and it's free!

    Found it by accident. What a terrific find - and it's free!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    This books is so great! Can't believe it's free!

    This books is so great! Can't believe it's free!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    cant belive it was free!

    Very good book that i would expect to have paid for.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Highly recommend

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Great story

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    great read

    great read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Great story! *vrnb*

    Great story! *vrnb*

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Really Enjoyed!

    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!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Could not wait to finish this book. It held my attention the who

    Could not wait to finish this book. It held my attention the whole way through!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    SAVING GRACE.........WOW

    Excellant story. ADAM every womens dream man. Recommend that you purchase this book. You won't be sorry you did. ENJOY. D

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2014

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    I discovered Sandy James last year during a book tour of her All

    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. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2014

    Enjoyed the book

    Well crafted

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Ready for the next book in the series!

    Two stories in one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    A good, feel good historical cowboy love story.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2014

    good reading on a cool evening........highly recommend

    good reading on a cool evening........highly recommend

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    Amazing

    Love this story couldnt put it down from the day i started reading! Would reccomend it to everyone!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Saving Grace

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    Wonderful book

    I read this book in two days! Enjoyed every paragraph, although it does need some editing. The mistakes (extra and misplaced words) did not decrease my enjoyment of this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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