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Saving Grace

Narrated by: Cynthia Barrett
Series: Safe Haven, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
2.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Summary

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 20 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?

©2013 Sandy James (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Full of drama

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because the story is very dramatic and entertaining.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that there were two love stories told in this book. I also liked the suspense and the angst.

Which character – as performed by Cynthia Barrett – was your favourite?

I liked all the characters although I think Adam was my favourite of them all.

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  • VL Garcia
  • 21-03-18

Great story idea

This book had a great story idea, but did get a little wordy and long. I enjoyed the characters though.

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  • A Candid Reader
  • 26-01-20

Horrible narrator

I could not finish the book. The narrator is the worst.
Too bad that it could not have been performed properly.

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  • joanie
  • 07-12-19

way too long <br />

I don't know how I feel about this book maybe it's the story or the narrator I couldn't get into the story it's too long and too much it started to get boring and unbelievable I struggled to finish

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  • Kimberly Jones
  • 02-05-19

Historical Romance

I'm sure some like historical romance. I don't care for it. The story begins in late 1800's.

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  • Peni A
  • 23-09-18

Recommended

I loved this story. Grace is so and Adam are a perfect pair. This story is just the kind I needed to read, lots of hope, good over evil, neighbor being there for neighbor. Small town, western living at its best.

I recommend this story to everyone.

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  • M&M
  • 14-11-17

Very slow

When 236 pages is read in 12 hours, you know there's a problem. It was so slow I was going to stop listening. Then I turned the speed of it up to 1.4 and it was better. I'm not fond of the western accent, but it was appropriate for the book. I thought it was a clean romance, but not so, and was happy to have the fast forward button a few times. Wouldn't listen in the car w/kids. If I were to get the second in the series, I would read, not listen.

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  • kayla
  • 14-07-17

WASTE OF MONEY

terrible storyline, terribly written, unrealistic and dumb. Terrible performance as well. Three chapters into it I wanted to give up because I was so annoying and bored. But since I spent money on it I figured I better wait it out and see if it gets better. It never did. I should have given up after the third chapter

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  • Elesia
  • 14-07-17

Exceptional Storytelling

This was my first time reading anything by Sandy James. I was pleasantly surprised by the exceptional storytelling. The characters had depth and were very believable. The story flowed and kept me turning pages and listening until I could finish. I will definitely be reading more written by this author. Cynthia Barrett did a great job narrating. Her voice portrayal of the characters was spot on. Grace and Adam's story call to life with her performance.

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  • PamP.
  • 15-06-17

Finding Love when you least expect it.

Would you listen to Saving Grace again? Why?

Yes, if I didn't have anything else. There are too many books to read to reread. Although, I might consider it. I loved this book. It had all the elements a good book should have.

What other book might you compare Saving Grace to and why?

Redeemed by Sandy James. I really, really like her books.

Which scene was your favorite?

I don't know that I could pick just one. I loved the whole book. Maybe when Steven Shay finally got his due.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but unfortunately, that wasn't possible.

Any additional comments?

This is one of the best books I've read/listened too lately. I didn't want to put it down.

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  • Carol S
  • 28-07-16

Sold be a melodrama put on by 7th graders.

The narration was so sappy. I had to get my teeth. I read most of the billion so I wouldn't have to listen. The next book is read the same way, yuck. :'(