By H D Coulter
Saving Grace is the incredibly moving story of Beatrice Mason. Having not read book one I was slightly concerned that I might not be able to catch up with the storyline, but H D Coulter has made sure that this book stands very firmly on its own. Therefore, it did not take me long to figure out who everyone was, and what had happened. Bea had been brutally attacked in Book one and it has resulted in a pregnancy. Bea is determined not to blame the growing child for the horrors that she endured, but for her husband, Joshua, it is a constant reminder. To make matters worse, there are complications during labour and Bea must once again face the nightmares that plague her life.
This novel is an emotional read, although there were moments when the book pulled me up short - such as Bea's labour. For the life of me I cannot see how she survived it. But survive it she did and she could feed her baby afterwards - um...! I think she would have needed several blood transfusions to survive such an ordeal.
The story itself is really fast-paced and filled with non-stop action, dangers and incredible acts of bravery, but it does end on a cliff-hanger, so do not expect any closer from this novel. Usually, I do not care for cliffhangers, but I think in this instance it has worked well because I cannot wait to get my hands on Book three (in the meantime, I am going to go back and read Book one).
Saving Grave was an enjoyable story, and I am more than happy to recommend it.
(I recieved a copy of this novel from The Coffee Pot Book Club. I was under no obligation to review it).
Book Title: Saving Grace: Deception. Obsession. Redemption.
Series: The Ropewalk series, Book 2
Author: H D Coulter
Publication Date: 11th May 2021
Publisher: Independently Published
Page Length: 330 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Beacon Hill, Boston. 1832.
“You are innocent. You are loved. You are mine.”
After surviving the brutal attack and barely escaping death at Lancaster Castle, Beatrice Mason attempts to build a new life with her husband Joshua across the Atlantic in Beacon Hill. But, as Beatrice struggles to cope with the pregnancy and vivid nightmares, she questions whether she is worthy of redemption.
Determined to put the past behind her after the birth of her daughter Grace, Bea embraces her newfound roles of motherhood and being a wife. Nevertheless, when she meets Sarah Bateman, their friendship draws Bea towards the underground railroad and the hidden abolitionist movement, despite the dangerous secrets it poses. Whilst concealed in the shadows, Captain Victor Hanley returns, obsessed with revenge and the desire to lay claim to what is his, exposes deceptions and doubts as he threatens their newly established happiness.
Now, Beatrice must find the strength to fight once more and save Grace, even if it costs her life.
Ropewalk; Rebellion. Love. Survival (The Ropewalk Series, Book 1) is only 0.99 in ebook format.
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H D Coulter
Hayley was born and raised in the lake district and across Cumbria. From a young age, Hayley loved learning about history, visiting castles and discovering local stories from the past. Hayley and her partner lived in Ulverston for three years and spent her weekends walking along the Ropewalk and down by the old harbour. She became inspired by the spirit of the area and stories that had taken place along the historic streets.
As a teacher, Hayley had loved the art of storytelling by studying drama and theatre. The power of the written word, how it can transport the reader to another world or even another time in history. But it wasn't until living in Ulverston did she discover a story worth telling. From that point, the characters became alive and she fell in love with the story.
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