Saving Grace by Julie Garwood

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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 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!

About Julie Garwood

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With tens of millions of books in print and numerous New York Times bestsellers, Julie Garwood has clearly earned a position among America’s favorite fiction writers. Her reputation as a masterful storyteller is solidly founded in her ability to deliver stories with appealing characters, powerful emotions, and surprising plot twists. Readers claim that it’s the humor as well as the poignancy of her novels that keep them laughing, crying, and thoroughly entertained. She lives in Kansas and is currently working on her next novel. When her schedule allows time away from family and career, she devotes her efforts to promoting literacy, and especially enjoys sharing her love of reading with student groups. For more information, visit her website at
Published June 7, 2011 by Dutton Adult. 436 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A hardcover debut by a writer well known in paperback romance klatches confronts the question of the place of women in 13th- century England and Scotland--i.e., where they stand in God's love, and whether their husbands should beat them.

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Set in 13th-century England and Scotland, this rollicking adventure is among Garwood's ( The Bride ) most enjoyable. The news that her despicable husband is dead has left beautiful 16-year-old Lady Jo

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As Johanna regains her confidence and bravery, Gabriel comes to realize that he doesn’t just lust after Johanna, he truly loves her.

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All About Romance

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Nicholas convinces Johanna to marry the McBain in order to secure without question her late husband's holdings, and to keep Johanna as far away from King John's clutches as possible.

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Like you I have stacks of her historicals, but sadly i have read them all multiple, multiple times.

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