From Whitney Award Winning Author, Michele Paige Holmes, comes
SAVING GRACE, a regency romance from the Hearthfire Romance series:
After the death of her grandfather, the Duke of Salisbury, Grace Thatcher
wants nothing more than to live quietly in the country with her younger
siblings. Her father’s debts thwart those plans, and to protect her sister,
Helen, Grace must marry a man of her father’s choosing.
As each suitor proves less than desirable, Grace comes up with clever
schemes, causing each to reject her. While staying at the mysterious
Sutherland Hall, a middle-of-the-night mishap sends Grace into the arms
of a stranger, Nicholas Sutherland—and provides inspiration for her
grandest plan yet—one that will leave her reputation in tatters yet free
both her and Helen from all possibility of marriage.
Too late Grace regrets her rash actions when her father’s last choice, Mr.
Samuel Preston, proves to be a gentleman and a friend. But Samuel is the
sworn enemy of Nicholas Sutherland, the man responsible for her “ruin.”
Now instead of being free, Grace is caught between two men—each with
his own agenda.
Grace is a girl stuck by circumstances. Taking care of her siblings after
her mom dies and she is stuck with a gambling father who gambles every
cent they get away leaving the kids in squallar. while Grace awaits her
inheritance from her grandfather a duke she has to agree to let her father
basically sell her to the highest bidder to find a husband. Her fathers
interests are only for money. hers are only for saving her younger brother
and sister from him and his scemes.
After a scandal she ends up in Nicholas Sutherlands house. STuck there
she ends up torn bewteen him and his evil brother in law (not actually all
that evil) Beautifully historic love story.
I love the plot and characters. I fell for Nicholas so sad and angry and so
misunderstood. But grace i identify with her internal struggles all the
tough times she has had to endure to save her family.
northern California, often curled up with a good book instead of out
enjoying the sunshine. She graduated from Brigham Young University
with a degree in Elementary Education, and found it an excellent major
in which to indulge her love of children's literature.
Her first novel, Counting Stars (Covenant Communications 2007), won the
2007 Whitney Award for best romance. Her companion novel, a romantic
suspense titled, All the Stars in Heaven (Covenant 2009), was a Whitney
finalist, as was her first historical romance, Captive Heart (Covenant 2011).
My Lucky Stars (Covenant 2012) completed the Stars series.
Michele has been a member of the same critique group for over thirteen
years and feels privileged to meet weekly with fellow authors Annette Lyon,
Heather B. Moore, LuAnn Staheli, Sarah M. Eden, J. Scott Savage, and
Robison Wells. She has been a member of RWA and URWA,
LDStorymakers, and The League of Utah Writers. Michele enjoys both
attending and teaching at conferences.
When not reading or writing romance, Michele is busy with her full time
job as a wife and mother. She and her husband live in Utah with their five
high maintenance children and a Shitzu that resembles a teddy bear, in a
house with a wonderful view of the mountains. You can find Michele on
the web at michelepaigeholmes.com and on Facebook and twitter