Saving Grace

Sandy James
Saving Grace
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James Gang Press
Release Date
June 2013
Book 1 of Safe Havens
Western Romance

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?

Book Review by Linda Hays-Gibbs (author,reviewer)
Jul 17, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
124 people found the following review helpful
SAVING GRACE has a few switches in time but it starts out in San Francisco in 1881. Grace Riley is trying to find out where her brother is. She tries to get the needed information through Stephen Shay, the man who raped her twenty years ago.

Stephen Shay has hounded her since she was fourteen and she wants to stay out of his reach, but she needs information about her brother. She gets the information from him, Shay wants more from her. She shoots him, and now, she's running for her life from the law.

But finally, she reached Twin Springs Ranch, where her brother ostensibly lives, ill and soaked from the rain. Adam is frantic to save her, and while Grace fights for her life, she tells Adam things that she never would while awake...but not the whole story.

Adam didn't know why Grace would be looking for one of his adopted sons, and he isn't sure if this woman would be a threat to him (the son) or not, even as attraction burns between them. When the truth is out, can Adam forgive her for her deception?

SAVING GRACE has so many twists and turns it keeps you guessing and turning pages. The characters become endearing and real to you. Grace suffers and you suffer with her from her past to the present. She is a brave woman and soon you learn to love her, too.

I gave this story four stars only because there were a few typos and inserted words. These can be fixed with another edit. If this is done correctly, it would be easy to give her the five stars I want to give now, as it is a marvelous tale. I think anyone would enjoy the adventure. It is worth the read. Thanks to the author for a wonderful story.
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