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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Grace’s Gold by Mary Manners

Grace’s Gold by Mary Manners
Publisher: White Rose Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (76 pgs)
Heat Level: sweet
Rating: 3.5 books
Reviewed by Aloe

Brent Peterson returns to Mount Ridge, Tennessee with a single goal-to win back Grace Spencer. He's loved her since kindergarten, and should have told her how he felt, but Dan Turner swooped in and stole Grace away before Brent had the chance. Now Grace is a widow with a young son, and while it's been three years since her husband's death, Brent isn't sure he should make his feelings known.

When Brent comes around the family bakery, Grace longs to restore their friendship, but the thin gold wedding band on her finger-and memories of Dan-stand between them.

Can Brent's gentle patience coax Grace to let go of her memories...and the ring, or is it time for Brent to move on alone, and leave Mount Ridge forever?

Grace lost her husband six years ago, but she still wasn’t ready to move into a new relationship. However, her young son needed a male role model in his life. And Brent was there. He’d always had been and still was. When would Grace feel it was the right moment?

This author has written a lot of romance tales, but this is the first time I have read her work. She grabs your heart immediately with Grace and her small boy, Adam. They are baking a cake together and the love and camaraderie between mother and son will tug at your heart.

Ms. Manners shows you how patient Brent has been through the years and you begin rooting for him to change Grace’s mind about how long she needs to protect her heart. Once you’ve been hurt, it’s hard to open your heart again. This author obviously has had some life experiences with it herself because she understands how cautious one can be about loving again after you've felt that kind of pain.

This author writes sweet, lilting romances that catch your eye and entice your attention while you wait for the characters involved to see what is right in front of them. Her words flow smoothly, the story line is clean, and with a little family help, Grace finally sees what she should do.

Ms. Manners romances are simple little tales about life. I found that refreshing and fun to read. If you think this style would suit you, why not try this story yourself and see how many more of her tales you buy? It’s nice to have good clean fun once in a while!