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Saving Grace
Saving Grace
Author: Julie Garwood
When Lady Johanna learned that she was a widow, she vowed she would never marry again. Only sixteen, 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 suggeste...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671870119
ISBN-10: 0671870114
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 432
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 400 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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mamadoodle avatar reviewed Saving Grace on + 1105 more book reviews
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.
Lenore avatar reviewed Saving Grace on + 190 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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.
MsK avatar reviewed Saving Grace on
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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Helpful Score: 2
another awesome read from Garwood - the undertones of humor are my favorite parts!
robinmy avatar reviewed Saving Grace on + 1806 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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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crybabydakota avatar reviewed Saving Grace on + 31 more book reviews
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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I really enjoyed this book. It's very much in the vein of other Julie Garwood books - taciturn warrior hero meets innocent, stubborn heroine - but the characters were likeable and the problems they encounter were interesting and well-drawn. I highly recommend for a light, engaging read.
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This book is awesome!
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This is the frist book I read by Julie Garwood and loved it, I have since read all of her books. In this book you have a Women who is widow from a very mean man, and hold a secert that could destory her king or get her killed. Her brother , in order to keep her safe has her marry a Scottish laird.Johanna laern to trust herself and learn what love really is. This story is full of wit and tenderness. A very good book

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