Shades of Honor (Grayson Brothers Book 1)

Shades of Honor (Grayson Brothers Book 1)

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by Wendy Lindstrom
     
 

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With hundreds of 5-star reviews, RITA award-winner SHADES OF HONOR kicks off this New York Times & USA Today bestselling Grayson Brothers series by Wendy Lindstrom.

If the love of your life was forbidden...what would you do?

Everything Radford Grayson wanted was in his hometown: his beloved mother and brothers, and the unscarred part of himself he'd

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With hundreds of 5-star reviews, RITA award-winner SHADES OF HONOR kicks off this New York Times & USA Today bestselling Grayson Brothers series by Wendy Lindstrom.

If the love of your life was forbidden...what would you do?

Everything Radford Grayson wanted was in his hometown: his beloved mother and brothers, and the unscarred part of himself he'd left behind. After surviving a gruesome war, all Radford wants is to work the family sawmill and make a real home for his young daughter. But Evelyn--his brother's fiancée--reaches into his darkness with her healing love and makes him feel whole again for the first time in years. Torn between his unexpected and forbidden love for Evelyn and a desperate need to honor and protect his brother, Radford discovers that his fiercest enemy is his own heart. The one woman he can't have is the only woman he wants.

"Remember how LaVyrle Spencer's books swept you away to another place and time while you fell madly, passionately in love with her fabulous characters? Shades of Honor [takes one] to that height of reading pleasure...fresh, vibrant characters, impossible situations, and genuine, heartfelt emotions...masterfully woven...into a passionate romance that will have you smiling as you shed a few tears."
--The Romance Readers Connection

"A perfect ten...Shades of Honor is one story that should not be missed!" --Romance Reviews Today

"...Lindstrom's superbly written, beautifully poignant debut romance has a wonderful emotional richness and depth of characterization that will appeal to readers who love authors like Lorraine Heath and Maggie Osborne. --John Charles, American Library Association.

Want to read more about the swoon-worthy Grayson brothers? Check out the rest of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Grayson Brothers series:

Book One: Meet Radford Grayson and the Grayson family in RITA Award-winning SHADES OF HONOR. The one woman he can't have is the only woman he wants.

Book Two: Continue the series with Kyle Grayson in THE LONGING--a Romantic Times 4 1/2 star Top Pick! A marriage of convenience...and intoxicating desire. To save their marriage he must show her every shade of love.

Book Three: Boyd Grayson makes the most of his playboy charm in LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE. A charming rogue...an abused woman. She greeted him with her gun--will he disarm her with his love?

Book Four: Meet sexy sheriff Duke Grayson in KISSING IN THE DARK. A woman in danger with a hidden past. To protect her, he must risk everything--his badge...his heart.

Book Five: SLEIGH OF HOPE (A Grayson Brothers Christmas) is a heartwarming novella about Adam Grayson. A boy learns about love, the spirit of giving, and what it means to become a man of integrity. (Prequel to LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN)

Book Six: LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN, Adam and Rebecca's adult love story. A Love She Couldn't Remember--A Woman He Couldn't Forget. Can he help his fiancée heal and win her love all over again?

Book Seven: WHEN I FALL IN LOVE, The prequel to the Grayson Brothers series. A Mail Order Bride He Doesn't Want -- A Woman He Can't Resist. Will the captivating and spirited Nancy Mitchell reawaken Hal Grayson's grieving heart?

Book Eight: THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES--A Heartbroken Widow Vows She Will Never Love Again -- A Reclusive Millionaire Plans To Prove Her Wrong. Can she let go of her past and embrace the man who offers her a second chance at love?

This Victorian historical romance series is filled with emotional romance about brides and grooms, a love triangle, a marriage of convenience, a sheriff romance, stories about hidden identity, amnesia, women in danger, tortured heroes, love and laughter, and so much more. These romance top sellers make up a bestselling family saga romance series about heartfelt romance and second chances. One of the best historical romance novels is SHADES OF HONOR, book one of this the New York Times bestselling Grayson Brothers series by RITA award-winning and NYT bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom and it's a free romance (find it in free romance books for Nook, romance collections, and top romance Nook books). Prefer a SWEET or CLEAN read? Try the Second Chance Brides series (the SWEET editions of the Grayson Brothers series).

Editorial Reviews

The Romance Readers Connection reviewer
Remember how LaVyrle Spencer's books swept you away to another place and time while you fell madly, passionately in love with her fabulous characters? Shades of Honor took me to that height of reading pleasure...Ms. Lindstrom has created fresh, vibrant characters, impossible situations, and genuine, heartfelt emotions and masterfully woven them into a passionate romance that will have you smiling as you shed a few tears.
Amazon - The Romance Readers Connection reviewer
Remember how LaVyrle Spencer's books swept you away to another place and time while you fell madly, passionately in love with her fabulous characters? Shades of Honor took me to that height of reading pleasure...Ms. Lindstrom has created fresh, vibrant characters, impossible situations, and genuine, heartfelt emotions and masterfully woven them into a passionate romance that will have you smiling as you shed a few tears.
Romance Reviews Today reviewer
"A perfect ten...Shades of Honor is one story that should not be missed!"
Amazon - Romance Reviews Today reviewer
"A perfect ten...Shades of Honor is one story that should not be missed!"
John Charles, American Library Association reviewer
"...Lindstrom's superbly written, beautifully poignant debut romance has a wonderful emotional richness and depth of characterization that will appeal to readers who love authors like Lorraine Heath and Maggie Osborne.
Amazon - John Charles, American Library Association reviewer
"...Lindstrom's superbly written, beautifully poignant debut romance has a wonderful emotional richness and depth of characterization that will appeal to readers who love authors like Lorraine Heath and Maggie Osborne.
Ken Wallace
Review of Shades of Honor:
This book is so well written, that you feel like your a part of the families and realizing this story is unfolding as you live it....If you don't like this book, for whatever reason, it's solely because you don't know the meaning of the word LOVE. This has to be one of the
staff reviewer
Remember how LaVyrle Spencer's books swept you away to another place and time while you fell madly, passionately in love with her fabulous characters? Shades of Honor took me to that height of reading pleasure...Ms. Lindstrom has created fresh, vibrant characters, impossible situations, and genuine, heartfelt emotions and masterfully woven them into a passionate romance that will have you smiling as you shed a few tears.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012724472
Publisher:
Rustic Studio Publishing
Publication date:
12/22/2010
Series:
Grayson Brothers , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
65,299
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times & USA Today bestselling Author Wendy Lindstrom is known for the riveting emotional power of her work. Romantic Times has dubbed her “one of romance’s finest writers,” and readers rave about her enthralling characters and “masterfully crafted” stories. She is the creator of the “original Grayson Brothers” series that begins with RITA award-winner Shades of Honor. This critically acclaimed series is available in ebook, paperback editions, and audiobooks. For more information about Wendy Lindstrom’s other books, excerpts, and behind-the-scenes scoop at her private Rustic Studio, please visit the author’s website. (www.wendylindstrom.com)

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Shades of Honor 4.3 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 330 reviews.
brneyestx More than 1 year ago
I got the book because it was free and was happy to pay for the rest. I loved that Wendy has more of the brothers, I fell in love withn them all.. Very well written and warmed my heart, a slow burn that drawls you in so that you feel for all her charters not just the main ones. Cant wait to read the other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Woulnt you know the very first so called review is harriet klausner and her cliff note book report ruining the book. Please bn, ban this poster and delete her plot spoiling posts that ruin a book for other readers. We would like a chance to read a book for ourselves without this egotistical poster ruining it for us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Radford and Evelyn's story is full of emotion. Family ties are put to the test through this 575 page read. Love conquers all..... Great love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this free story so much, I purchased the rest of the series! I loved the characters, the time period, the whole story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is full of characters you'll love and stories you can't get enough of! Have to read the other three books after this as they are wonderful, too! Can hardly wait for Wendy to write more books!!!!! Robin Cook (a new & very impressed fan!)
AngelCA More than 1 year ago
Great heart warming story! I will definitely be buying the other books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the 1st reason for choosing this book was because it was free, but it turned out to be such a good book, I purchased the other three that were in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful family love story. Takes me home..many weekends spent in the area. Tear jerker...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very moving, suprised when i found myself crying. Was really excited when i found out it was first in a series! Cant wait to read about the rest of the brothers. Already bought the next book :)
NannyJX4 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading a story that has great characters and not too graphic. I bought the rest and think the entire series will be just as good! I will look forward to more books by Ms. Lindstrom in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this was an excellent story and it teaches what love and friendship is really about. iy reminded me of another story i read recently but still a great read. highly recommend
mcclintock74450 More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent read! I couldn't put it down. Each of the characters are strong, believable, and real. The love and friendship between the brothers and their families is something I have tried to instill in my family. Excellent book! Highly recommend it to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To the anonymous posters that will rate a book one star, the poorest rating, just because they aren't happy with the content of a REVIEW: most people shopping for a good read will notice the number of stars this book has accumulated. Not all will read each review posted. By using the stars to express your unhappiness with a process that exists for fellow readers only,and has nothing to do with the content of the product we are considering purchasing, you are not only throwing off the whole review process, but you are being disrespectful to the author of the book. It's like telling a director his movie is awful because your friend ruined the plot for you while you were standing in line to buy a ticket! Please! The only way we can save this review process is to start using it how it was intended to be used. Read the synopsis, read the book, review the book honestly. Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One totally hearjerkinnovel THIS IS ONE HEART JERKING NOVEL BE PREPARED TO CRY gt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book free on my nook, and loved it so much I am quickly reading through the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lost sleep because I didn't want to stop reading-the characters are so believable and you can truly lose yourself in the story-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are no explicit sex scenes, every other word is not a cuss word, it's a good old fashioned love story that gives me tingles and keeps me reading. I walked away thinking .... I want to live there, be her, have him....
CougarKat More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed reading about Radford and Evelyn. The story line caught my attention and I ended up loving all the Grayson brothers to the point I had to read the story about each brother. I hated finishing the books. Once I started reading them I couldn't quit. I am lending them to my sister so she can enjoy them as much as I did. The love Radford finds with Evelyn is unconditional. Great story!
Sue12SW More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. It just keeps drawing you deeper and deeper into characters to the point where you could feel their love and their pain. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heartfelt with heartache, joy and laughter. It brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face. This was well written and worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These were like; the greatest, i read them all; including the christmas grayson story: about rebecca: i totally loved them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, lovely characters and plot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book moved me to tears. Very hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read all 552 pages in a day. Missed a few hours of sleep to finish. Great characters great love story and cried some.you really need to read it, the writer keeps you interested through out. GJRA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAT READ!!!