As a young woman of twenty-one, Grace did not think it unusual to marry a man of forty. Although she wed a kind and respectful individual, something remained absent from their relationship. Before she could fully understand her growing despondency and restless emotions, England declared war on Germany. Like a jigsaw puzzle turned upside down, the pieces of Grace’s life scatter in different directions. When her husband leaves for France to fight for king and country, Grace is left behind to face years of loneliness, temptation, and loss. After the declaration of peace, the picture puzzle of her life is reassembled but paints a vastly different scene than it did before.
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Very well written. Sadly tells of the hardship all experienced during the war.
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite Lady Grace: Ladies of Disgrace Series by Vicki Hopkins is a period story set around World War I. Grace is 21 years old and she doesn’t see anything wrong with marrying a 40-year-old man. But, although Benedict is kind and has profound respect for Grace, there is something missing from the marriage. Before Grace can understand why she feels so restless, war is declared, and Grace’s life is torn apart and scattered. Her husband is sent to France to fight and Grace has to face the years ahead alone, not knowing if she will ever see Benedict again, so she invites her friend to stay. Together, the two women open their home to those in need during the war, but temptation arrives in the guise of an injured lieutenant. Can Grace fight off temptation? Once peace is declared, her life is put back together but it looks nothing like it did before. Lady Grace by Vicki Hopkins is the second book of the Ladies of Disgrace series, each being a standalone story. I found this a very easy book to read; it had a story line that was simple yet complex at the same time. Ms. Hopkins has a very direct way of writing, the story is told without fanfare but with plenty of details, and the characters are all developed in such a way that they are easy to identify with. It's easy to fall into this story, to feel as though you are there, experiencing everything that happens, every emotion, and I was quite disappointed when it ended. I really did enjoy this, and I think it would suit anyone who likes period stories and wants something easy to sink into.