Inspired by Grace by Jeanna Ellsworth

graceInspired by Grace by Jeanna Ellsworth is a lovely tale of two old friends who’ve loved each other for so long, no one else can compare.

**Win a copy of Inspired by Grace by entering below**

Gavin is an ex-sailor and newly appointed Duke because of his brothers untimely death. Angry at the world and his circumstances, his focus is on revenge for his brother’s killer. When his best friend from childhood shows up, his life is interrupted for once in a good way.

Grace used to be a young girl he called Gigi, but now she’s a beautiful young woman on the marriage market. When Gavin’s mother tries to marry her off to one of London’s most eligible bachelors, Gavin finds he’s jealous. He could certainly be her friend after the marriage, but Gavin discovers he wants to be much more. Could a love started when they were children, blossom into an adult relationship? Can hurt feelings over a bunch of lost letters stand in the way of their true love? Can Grace forgive him for abandoning her when she needed him most? These are all questions I was excited to find resolution to and the text did not disappoint.

When an overzealous suitor threatens to destroy their happiness, it tests Gavin’s love, pushing them both to decide if their love is worth fighting for.

Inspired by Grace is just the sort of Regency that’s fun to read. The bad guys are really bad and the good guys have faults, but try their best to overcome them. I enjoyed reading about these two old friends. The little jokes and pet names were fun to be a part of and I liked reading how each of them recounted days from the past that meant so much to them both. For those of you concerned with such matters, there are a few religious references in this book, but they aren’t overbearing enough to feel preachy. In fact, the religious sections are used in such a way as to help the characters learn more about each other.

Gavin is a character that we could easily love if this turned into a series and Grace has just enough Lizzy in her to keep me reading. My favorite co-star is Silence, Gavin’s best mate. He has some really great parts and I could see him spinning off into his own story.

If you’re looking for something that is not Jane Austen but is period, this book is for you. The characters also talk about the book Persuasion and the fact that Gavin is an ex-sailor, it is clear the author is giving a nod to Jane’s classic.

**Win a copy of Inspired by Grace! Comment below before July 18th, 2015 11:59pm PST to enter**

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16 thoughts on “Inspired by Grace by Jeanna Ellsworth

  1. Emerian Rich July 14, 2015 at 4:13 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on Emz Newz and commented:

    **Win a copy of Inspired by Grace by Jeanna Ellsworth! Comment on the blog before July 18th, 2015 11:59pm PST to enter**

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    • jeanna July 15, 2015 at 5:30 am Reply

      I hope everyone comments and then I could pick 2 or 3 winners! Thanks for the wonderful review!

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  2. Maria July 14, 2015 at 5:15 pm Reply

    Can’t wait to read another book by Jeanna Ellsworth! Love her writing style! Thanks for the giveaway. I’m international.

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    • jeanna July 15, 2015 at 5:32 am Reply

      Wow! I know other authors that I feel that way for and when a new one comes out, I don’t care how many blogs give away a copy, I simply order mine right then! I’m tickled that I might be one of those authors for you! Such kind words of praise. Love it. You are so sweet. Thanks so much.

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  3. Emerian Rich July 14, 2015 at 5:23 pm Reply

    Thanks Maria! It was the first I’d read from her, but very entertaining. 🙂 Good luck!

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  4. tgruy July 14, 2015 at 7:47 pm Reply

    Thank you for the chance to win what promises to be a great story.

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    • jeanna July 15, 2015 at 5:33 am Reply

      You are welcome! I loved her review so much but it was rather challenging to write a traditional Regency romance since all my other books have been variations of Pride and Prejudice. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  5. Emerian Rich July 14, 2015 at 9:45 pm Reply

    It really is! Good luck!

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  6. Kate July 14, 2015 at 9:46 pm Reply

    I want the book.

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  7. Emerian Rich July 14, 2015 at 9:46 pm Reply

    You are entered! Good luck! 🙂

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  8. carylkane July 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm Reply

    Fabulous review! The cover is stunning. I can’t wait to read INSPIRED BY GRACE. Thanks for being a stop on the blog tour. 🙂

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    • jeannaputznutz July 19, 2015 at 12:28 am Reply

      She is wonderful with her words. Very talented to be able to express herself so well. I am really glad she liked it because people like you get interested! I am very proud of the cover too. Thank you. The girl on the cover is my 18 year old daughter so I’m doubly grateful it turned out so well! Good luck in the giveaway

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  9. lorisafranek July 19, 2015 at 1:08 am Reply

    I’d love to find a new writer of Regency novels to follow!

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  10. Emerian Rich July 19, 2015 at 4:53 pm Reply

    This contest is now closed. Good luck to you all. Winners will be announced, Monday July 20th. 🙂

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  11. Emerian Rich July 20, 2015 at 10:22 pm Reply

    Winner announced: https://emmyzmadrigal.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/winner-of-inspired-by-grace-by-jeanna-ellsworth/
    For all of those who did not win, please stay tuned to this blog, I have more giveaway and reviews coming. 🙂

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