About a week and a half ago I picked up His Saving Grace by Heather Gray and read it through again. I really liked this book the first time I had read it. What I did not notice though was that this is book one in a series. Imagine my excitement. I quickly bought book two and book three. The great thing about this series is each book can be read as a stand-alone. I enjoy those sort of series.
In this series is His Saving Grace, Jackal, and Queen. All three books were well written and caused me to stay up way past a reasonable hour. If you enjoy regency era books this series is for you. However this series deals with secret agents (I guess that is what you would call them). It was so interesting to read their stories, the missions that they have to go on, and how they try to protect those in their lives that would not know what they really do. This entire series was filled with mystery and intrigue. I am anxiously awaiting the fourth book, though Ms. Gray does not know when it will be out (I asked her on her Facebook page).
I gave each one of these books 5 stars.
Will she be able to save him from himself?
Grace finds herself wed to a man who loathes her. She is shunned and exiled to the farthest corner of the land. It wouldn’t hurt so much if he hadn’t once been her best friend.
Thomas became a duke long before he was ready. Now he can’t go anywhere without women trying to entrap him into marriage. He expected better from his childhood friend.
How can friendship, let alone marriage, thrive in the face of bitterness, suspicion and misunderstanding?
What’s to be done when the hurtful choices made in anger have lasting consequences?
It takes a special kind of person to see past the pain to the beauty that lies beyond…
Hiding in the shadows just got harder.
When tragedy strikes, Juliana and her family must flee their home. Can they persuade a virtual stranger to help them? Juliana isn’t so sure, especially after their chaperone threatens to cane him. Even as Juliana struggles to trust him, she finds herself drawn to this mysterious man. Surely all she wants from him is refuge…
Rupert is a man whose life depends on his ability to remain unnoticed. What, then, is he supposed to do with this family he’s inherited? His life is overrun with an ancient chaperone who would terrify a lesser man, two spirited girls, and the secretive Juliana – someone he comes to think of as his own precious jewel.
With this new responsibility thrust upon him, Rupert will have to make sacrifices – but will God ask him to sacrifice everything?
Queen’s world was shattered, and she was banished to a foreign land. Years pass before she dares to return, but what she finds is of little comfort. Greed and dishonesty have festered and grown in her absence. Embittered and cynical, Queen trusts few people.
Owen pursues a clandestine investigation and finds himself working side-by-side with a veritable ghost, an agent few have seen, a master of disguise known simply as Queen. He craves her trust…but then uncovers a secret from his family’s past that could destroy her.
Queen once sought refuge in America and now seeks it in disguise. Owen has always found his refuge in God, but will his faith be strong enough for the challenges ahead? Can he convince her to stop hiding, or is he doomed to become her most hated enemy?