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Thursday, 31 July 2014

State of Grace

State of Grace by Elizabeth Davies

Publisher: Elizabeth Davies

January 2014

Pages: 251

Time Travel Romance

Brecon, England

Grace only has a few months left to live and being only 27 years old she returns to her home town of Brecon.  Being in Brecon somehow catapults her 1800 years into the past.  Grace first thinks what is happening to her are hallucinations that are being caused by the tumor in her brain.  Then the visions become more detailed and closer to her time period.  She also becomes involved with Roman that is somewhat inhuman and wickedly handsome and who has an obsession with blood.  Grace is forced to face her fears as the past begins to intrude on the present and she falls deeper in love with her phantom man. 

This is the start of a trilogy that pulls the reader right in and will have them mourning when they get to the very last page. It will also have them reaching for the second book.  The characters are interesting and very relatable. The story also comes to life for the reader with every word that is read.  It is easy to picture the world Grace finds herself in with the detail that the story gives.  Reading how Grace learns to navigate a world that is completely foreign to her is fascinating especially as the rules of society are so very different then than they are now.  It makes for a book that is very hard to put down once the reader starts it.  If the other two books are like this one it is going to be a fantastic trilogy to read.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses


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