Saving Grace

Saving Grace

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Saving Grace by Julie Garwood, Emma Samms

When Lady Johanna learned that she was a widow, she vowed she would never marry again. Only sixteen, already she possessed a strength of will that impressed all who looked past her golden-haired beauty. Yet when King John demanded that she remarry—and selected a bridegroom for her—it seemed she must acquiesce, until her beloved foster brother suggested she wed his friend, the handsome Scottish warrior Gabriel MacBain.

At first Johanna was shy, but as Gabriel tenderly revealed the splendid pleasures they would share, she came to suspect that she was falling in love with her gruff new husband. And it was soon apparent to the entire Highlands clan that their brusque, gallant laird had surrendered his heart completely. But now a desperate royal intrigue threatened to tear her from his side—and to destroy the man whose love meant more to her than she had ever dreamed!

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ISBN-13: 9780671869663
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date: 08/28/1993
Edition description: Abridged, 2 Cassettes
Product dimensions: 4.55(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Julie Garwood is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Fire and Ice, Shadow Music, Shadow Dance, Murder List, Killjoy, Mercy, Heartbreaker, Ransom, and Come the Spring. There are more than thirty-six million copies of her books in print.

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Lori6 More than 1 year ago
Have you ever found yourself reading a certain book over and over again. Not because you didn't understand it, but because it was just that good? That is how I feel about Saving Grace by Julie Garwood. This book has it all. When I first bought it, I read it straight through, never putting it down, except for the occasional potty break. After looking over the elegant cover, with its simplistic style and inviting colors, I opened the book and traveled back to 13th-century England and Scotland. A timid Lady Johanna is relieved to learn that her abusive husband is dead. I found myself wanting to congradulate her. Unfortunately, her freedom is short lived, when the wicked King John wants to marry her to another abusive lord. Her brother makes a decision to save his sister and convinces the powerful highland laird Gabriel MacBain to put aside his natural disgust for all things English and wed her. Of course, he needs to agree sight unseen, and is given an incentive. He gets land that once belong to Scotland. The laird agrees and is of the mind, that he will sacrifice for the good of his people. The only problem is that the beloved brother has to convince Johanna to marry Gabriel. Johanna's first impression of Gabriel, he is a barabarian. Gabriel's first impression of Johanna, OH YES!, She will be mine. LOL, you just know he was mentally on his hands and knees thanking God, that she wasn't a walking hairy zit. The dialog between Johanna and Gabriel was fun and exciting. Getting married proved to be a challenge in itself. Gabriel being the alpha male, is used to things being his way. Johanna, the suppressed female, is tired of being disrespected and mistreated. The bickering back and forth was well written and gave credablitly to the story. There are also moments, that made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, I was like Awwwwwww. But under all the fun and fuzzy, there were some real serious and thought provoking issues. For so long, Johanna lived in fear. Fear from her first husband and fear from the church, who's confessor taught that women were last in God's love. Now she finds herself, afraid and uncertain as to the ways of life with the clan. Johanna has difficulty adjusting to life within a clan and being the new wife of the laird. The clan women make fun of Johanna behind her back, she has a hard time trusting her new husband, always expecting the shoe to drop or should I say the hand to start flying. She also has to learn to accept that not all men of the church are as sadistic as her previous confessor. But with the friendship of an old man obsessed with golf, a little boy, and a dog, Johanna begins to step out of her shell and grow strong. Her relationship with her new husband grows into love. Unfortunately, her new strength is tested when she rescues a battered woman and all the painful memories come flooding back. Not to mention, her brother returns to reveal news so shocking, that it could very well destroy all that she has come to love. What I appreciate about this story is the fact that there are real issues that could pertain to this day and age. There is physical and psychological abuse, political intrigue, corruption within the church, and so much more. When I say this book has it all, it does. The story is not only enjoyable, but believable and with a ending that leaves you both satisfied and wanting more. If you have never read a Garwood book, you are missing out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so wonderfully romantic. I cried and I laughed hysterically at some parts. I was definitely upset when the book was over, I wanted it to last longer. I would really love to see a movie made out of this book exactly. I recommend this book highly. You won't be able to put it down, I couldn't.
CACal72 More than 1 year ago
My all time favorite Julie Garwood novel.. I fell in love with Gabriel and loved Johanna.  Beautifully written!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read several Julie Garwood books and this one is my favorite so far! I loved the charaters and the fast paced story line. This book had me laughing and crying - very well done. A must read!
Reid20 More than 1 year ago
This book was a delightful story. I was happy to see Johanna blossom into a stronger woman. Her husband was incredibly cute in a gruff sort of way. I always like those grumbling, rough men with soft hearts. That is Gabriel, her husband.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. A must read.
MelMc323 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all these highlander ones from her so many times. I have the hardback and it's falling apart lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this story over and over again! Its wonderfullly tender and cute and sweet and sooo precious. I love little alex who gained a loving mother as well as a father. The characters are adorable.
PeniA More than 1 year ago
Julie Garwood is at the top of my must read authors. I have read most of her stories multiple times. I have been reading her work for many years and she just gets better.
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loverofromance More than 1 year ago
Plot and Story Line  I am in the process of re listening to all of Julie Garwood’s books, and I had such a fun time with Saving Grace. It has been way too long since I have had a chance to reconnect with this story, and I am still amazed in how much I truly loved this one. Saving Grace is an enriching romance that just had me listening as much as possible. The narrator is quite talented, and I loved her inflections. She handles the accents and various voices quite well. If you have yet to read Saving Grace or even listened to an audiobook from Julie Garwood…you are definitely missing out on something wonderful. Nothings brings me more joy than listening to one of her historical’s and we see such a charming and sweet romance. There are so many moments to love…I love how our heroine of the story fights for the clan in ways you don’t see coming. I love the scene where she teaches the men manners…and the throwing of dishes….spectacular. She is willful at times and a fighter, I love how this small timid woman stands up to these Scottish warriors. You gain respect for her pretty quickly. I also adored the little boy Alec….who is so in need of some good mothering. I love how he reacts to Johanna and they bond to each other pretty quickly. The story has a deep plot at times, with some intensity especially toward the end, that really grabs at you, and a twist I wasn’t expecting, but knowing Garwood I should have expected it. Saving Grace is a story of redeeming love, and carving a new life out of unexpected circumstances. The Cover  I really like all the covers for this story. But I really adored the audio version, I love how you see the difference in the colors of the plaid, adds dimension and you see how that connects to the story. Overall View  Saving Grace is a truly magnificent story that pulls at you, a tale of sacrifice, riveting emotion and a deep and abiding love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another excellent novel by garland. I never have read a bad one. Very enjoyable and funny.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Saving Grace is one of my favorite books. I was glad when it was finally released as a nook book. The humor and romance in this book bring me to read it time and time again. The characters are so real and when I read this book I feel like I am part of the story. Julie Garwood is an exceptional author. I love her her book  "The Secret" very much, too.  It is nice to find a book that is so tastefully written. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a book that is a love story filled with so much humor.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my all time favorites by Garwood. My paperback copy was falling apart from so many readings! Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many of Julie Garwood's books and this is by far my favorite. In fact it is my favorite book period. I loved all of the characters and found myself laughing out loud a couple times. I can't say enough about this book. I have read it at least a dozen times.
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One of her best books!
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TXmomma More than 1 year ago
Ok after being an avid reader for more than 30 years I can tell you this book is still one of my all time favorites. If I want a book to bring me to tears and laughter and warm fuzzy feelings, this is my go to book. I am so glad it is now available as an e book.
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