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Saving Grace
Saving Grace
Author: Julie Garwood
In this splendid New York Times bestseller, Julie Garwood brilliantly crafts the majestic story of a young Englishwoman determined to fight for her freedom...a woman whose life would be transformed by the rare, unexpected gift of love. — When Lady Johanna learned that she was a widow, she vowed she would never marry again. Only sixteen, already s...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671744229
ISBN-10: 0671744224
Publication Date: 8/1/1993
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
Romantic Scottish Highland story! Really enjoyed it because the hero wasn't TOO pushy and the heroine wasn't TOO wimpy or TOO pushy herself. 5 stars.
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This book reminded me a bit of Garwood's The Wedding, but had a much more serious tone. The heroine had been brutally abused, both mentally/emotionally, and physically by her husband. And, the medeival church men told her that she was last in God's love, after dim-witted oxen. Its a terrible picture of the way that women were at one time viewed as chattel, incapable of making thier own decisions, and as lesser, just for being born female. As much as the love story was moving, the story beneath is also very intriguing.

Recommmended, but not as lighthearted as The Wedding.
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Helpful Score: 3
I absolutely love this book, but I finally got a hardcover edition & can now post my PB copy.

The "heroine" is outspoken & bold. The "hero" is strong & a bit controlling... but the story WORKS!! The "steamy" scenes aren't too much (IMHO) but keep the story going by helping to explain the relationship.

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another awesome read from Garwood - the undertones of humor are my favorite parts!
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English Baron Nicholas Sanders approached Gabriel MacBain, Laird to his clan, with a proposal. If Gabriel will marry Nicholas' newly widowed sister, he will once again own the Scottish property that he calls home. After her first abusive marriage, Lady Johanna doesn't want to marry anyone, including the handsome Laird her brother picked. But she soon comes to understand that under his gruff manner is a man of integrity and warmth. Gabriel is unprepared for the spitfire his wife turns out to be, especially when she decides that his warriors need to learn some manners.

I always enjoy Julie Garwood's historical romances. In this one we have a young woman who has been abused physically and emotionally, deciding to take charge of her life. She won't let her new husband keep her locked up in his fortress just because he thinks she needs to be protected. Both Johanna and Gabriel were fantastic characters. I also loved the many secondary characters from Johanna's brother, Nicholas, to Gabriel's young son. I think Garwood could of easily written a sequel using some of the interesting people in the book. The story also has some hilarious scenes where Johanna decides to teach her husband's warriors some manners. I laughed out loud at some parts of this book. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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This is the first Julie Garwood book that I ever read, and it hooked me from the beginning. Great book.
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This is one of my favorite Garwood books...great story and characters!
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Very good book. Couldn't put it down.

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