By Grace Possessed (The Three Graces, #2)
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She is one of the accursed Three Graces of Graydon—if she marries not for love, her betrothed will soon meet his end…The Tudor king issues Lady Catherine Milton a most unusual command: seduce Scottish loyalist Ross Dunbar. The son of an ornery borderland laird, Dunbar would make an advantageous match, but King Henry cannot force him to wed. So Cate must ensnare him…

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Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Mira (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jill
In 1486 Lady Catherine Milton, a ward of Henry VII is expected to ride with the hunt. Dropping back to avoid the final stages of bringing down the stag, Cate's horse is frightened by a boar. Racing deep into the forest she is confronted by outlaws. Having kept a watchful eye on Cate from a distance, Ross Dunbar, a Scot and a trained soldier comes to her rescue. Losing both their mounts during the fray, Ross and Cate are forced to spend the night in the forest.

Catherine and her sisters Isabel and...more
Laura
Lady Catherine Milton, middle sister of the three Graces of Graydon, has no desire whatsoever to marry. Plagued by the effects of the curse that haunts her and her sisters, she wants nothing to do with love and would never risk falling in love with someone only to lose them.
Cate’s view about marriage and love do not keep her out of the favor of the Tudor court, in fact, she is often found travelling with King Henry and his entourage. During one of her travelling excursions, Cate loses the trail...more
~Leslie~
Loved this second installment in the Three Graces trilogy. Very well done historical romance set during the 1400's at Henry VII's court.
Cris
I liked our heroine, Cate. That's probably the most positive thing I have to say about By Grace Possessed. I'm not really sure why I finished the book. I certainly didn't care about the characters. I wasn't interested in the plot.

The villain is almost a caricature of a bad guy. He's so open and chatty about the illegal things he's attempting that I found the scenes to be more like bad farce than suspenseful.

I believed our hero, Dunbar, to be a good man for the first half of the novel. Then he d...more
Gaby
I loved By His Majesty's Grace, the first book of the series. So I couldn't wait to read By Grace Possessed when I found it at NetGalley.

Lady Catherine Milton is still haunted by the curse. If she doesn't marry by love, her fiance would die. It has worked for her the last few years, but King Henry doesn't believe in curses, and he commands her to marry Ross Dunbar, a Scottish son of an ornery borderland laird.

Catherine doesn't want to marry, and she's nervous about her fiance's fate. And Dunbar...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
I liked this book so much more than By His Majesty's Grace. The story centers on Lady Cate Milton. She's one of the so-called Three Graces, a trio of sisters said to be cursed. Any man who tries to marry one of them for a reason other than love, is destined for death. Cate's older sister, Isabel, has managed a happy marriage, but Cate doesn't believe it's in the cards for her.

That doesn't stop her from appreciating an arresting man like Dunbar. The sexy Scotsman saved her from a band of men who...more
Kaye
4-1/2 stars

While I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, By His Majesty's Grace, I enjoyed this book much better---and it's because rather than giving a dry recounting of the history that happened before the story started (the end of the War of the Roses that led to Henry VII's taking the throne of England), in this book, the history happens ON PAGE in the form of action and interaction and conflict for the characters, rather than just long paragraphs of dry history.

But I couldn't qu...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
BY GRACE POSSESSED(THE THREE GRACES) by Jennifer Blake is a delicious historical romance. It is the story of Lady Catherine Milton,the middle sister and Scottish highlander Ross Dunbar,who is held at the King's court to kept his father in line."By Grace Possessed" is book 2 in The Three Graces Trilogy,but can be read as a stand alone. See "By His Majesty's Grace". Three Graces of Graydon are, Lady Isabel Milton,the eldest,Lady Catherine Milton, and Lady Marguerite Milton,the youngest. Together,...more
Ruth
This was another great read by Jennifer Blake, part of a series of three, based upon three sisters, who may, or may not be the sources of a curse, and following on from By His Majesty's Grace. I received it through netgalley, and, boy, was I glad I did!

Normally, romances with the curse theme going on don't work for me. They just come across as, well, cheesy, but I really like this one. For a start, the whole series is set at the start of the reign of Henry VII, a time of great political and soci...more
Tracy
More Balanced than His Majesty's
Compromising position or not, King Henry VII's ward or not, Lady Catherine Milton has accepted the word of Ross Dunbar, himself the son of a Scottish laird and current enforced guest...of a sort...to the Tudor king. He swears his loyalty is to his own king and his obligation to his own people. He swears he has no wish to be commanded to take a Sassenach bride. He swears he shall tell King Henry VII that very thing when the inevitable summons comes. He did, after a...more
Flannery McNeill
4-1/2 stars

While I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, By His Majesty's Grace, I enjoyed this book much better---and it's because rather than giving a dry recounting of the history that happened before the story started (the end of the War of the Roses that led to Henry VII's taking the throne of England), in this book, the history happens ON PAGE in the form of action and interaction and conflict for the characters, rather than just long paragraphs of dry history.

But I couldn't q...more
Marmar
Cate and Ross are an interesting pair. I enjoyed the book immensely when the two of them were at the same place at the same time. Other portions of the book didn't seem to blend together as well for me when the two weren't together.

Cate is the 2nd Grace of Graydon. She spends a night along with Scottsman Ross Dunbar due to her disliking being present during the 'kill' portion of a hunt. She's not aware that someone has set her up to be accosted or worse. Luckily, or unluckily depending on pers...more
Saba
I liked this book so much more than By His Majesty's Grace. The story centers on Lady Cate Milton. She's one of the so-called Three Graces, a trio of sisters said to be cursed. Any man who tries to marry one of them for a reason other than love, is destined for death. Cate's older sister, Isabel, has managed a happy marriage, but Cate doesn't believe it's in the cards for her.

That doesn't stop her from appreciating an arresting man like Dunbar. The sexy Scotsman saved her from a band of men who...more
Marcela (BookaholicCat)
By Grace Possessed is book two in The Three Graces series by Jennifer Blake.

Lady Catherine Milton is the middle sister of the famous cursed Three Graces of Graydon. Lady Catherine and her sisters Isabel and Marguerite are said to bear a curse in which any man who marries them without loving them will die soon after the betrothal victim of the curse.
Her older sister Isabel is now happily married with a man who adores her, but Lady Catherine knows that the possibility of a love match for her and h...more
Becky
This was an enjoyable read. I'll admit that I haven't read the first in the series yet (still on library's waiting list) and some things probably would have made a little more sense early on if I had, but it didn't really detract from my enjoyment of the story. This book does catch you up on the major things you need to know about the Three Graces and their "curse", though I'm hoping that book one does a better job of convincing readers that the curse is real (this one really just has the charac...more
Jm
Après un premier tome pas totalement convainquant, nous découvrons la suite de la série Les Trois Grâces et quel bonheur ! Et pas seulement à cause du héros écossais... enfin pas que. Nous retrouvons Jennifer Blake et sa plume particulière dans ce récit aussi riche en péripéties que le premier livre, mais sans ses défauts. Si dans l'histoire d'Isabel et Rand, les sentiments n'étaient pas mis en avant, ici ils ne le sont pas forcément plus, mais on voit de quelle façon les deux héros sont intrigu...more
Felicia
Requested from NetGalley by Me
Overall Rating 4.00
Story Rating 4.00
Character Rating 4.00

NOTE: This is the 2nd book in the The Three Graces Trilogy and another great addition. I am enjoying this historical set in the time of Henry VII very much.

What I Loved: Ross and Catherine were a very well matched couple. They both had strengths and weaknesses that balanced them out. I almost swooned when Ross rescued Catherine from the bandits near the beginning of the book. My swooning did not end there eith...more
Destiny
This was my second Jennifer Blake novel and I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first Three Graces novel.

The love story between Cate and Ross was done really well I thought. It didn't seem to be too rushed, which really irks me in all types of genres, not just romance.

The only thing that I could possibly complain about is that Blake would start explaining things about certain people like Elizabeth Woodville or someone else. I can understand why she did since not everyone might not be famili...more
Gaile
This one is even better than the first book in the Three Graces series. From page 1 to the end, so much action was going on, I could barely catch my breath. Isabelle's middle sister Cate is caught between two men, Trilborn who wants her lands and dowries and Ross Dunbar of Scotland who has no mind to marry an English lady. Yet Cate and Ross are propelled by overwhelming desire into each other's arms. Several attempts to assassinate Ross should have put him off Cate but only makes him more determ...more
Pamela
Reviewed for NetGalley:

By Grace Possessed by Jennifer Blake is a true gem. IT is definitely a story I will not soon forget. Cate is stubborn and sassy... for once a heroine I can admire. She is a woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants, and she wants Ross. Ross is strong and determined; a man loyal to his country and family. It is not in his plans to marry someone like Cate, but he cannot deny the attraction. By Grace Possessed is a keeper. I look forward to reading Ms. Blake's next...more
Maria
A book set in Henry VII England. Rivalry among kings and high lords. Females used for what they bring to a marriage and nothing else.

This was a book in between a dry history book and a romance. And since I wanted to read a romance all the historical facts through me of a bit.
I think a well researched author is a good author but they should also know what genre they write for.
Ms Blake lost the romance in all descriptions of clothing, food and traditions.
Luvmyfamily
This is my first Jennifer Blake book and I'm impressed. I like how she writes period as if you were there living it. I love how she includes real life events into the story. Though I found myself reading a lot of the real info because she intrigued me with the little snip bits she threw in. It's a sweet love story with honorable characters that you can't help but love.
Stephanie Tracy
This was a fun read, just like the previous one in the trilogy. I like this author's style, and I like how she can write a historical romance without making it feel stuffy or over-done with historical details. I'm all about Tudor history, but once in a while it's fun to just read a lighthearted romance, and I'm happy to say that this book satisfied that craving.
Bayareabookaholic
Isobel is joyfully married and off with Beresford. Now Cate is the focus. A dastardly Lord would love to have her lands and wealth but she is promised to a Scotsman by the canny King Henry. Will the Curse of the Graces imperil Ross Dunbar, or does he love Cate?
Sue Brooks
Beautiful historical romance with kings and queens - the hero is the laird's son and the English lady - beautiful chemistry and love/lust
Jamie
I really enjoyed the story line of the Three Grace sisters. I look forward to the last in the triology.
Elle
A nice, steamy love story with yummy historical tidbits from the early reign of Henry VII.
Jennifer Peters
Not good enough to keep reading, but not the worst thing I've ever read.
Luci
Quick and fun and set in one of my favorite historic periods.
Carole Moran
This novel has some interesting early customs about Christmas.
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Jennifer Blake has been called a “pioneer of the romance genre”, and an “icon of the romance industry.” A New York Times and international best selling author since 1977, she is a charter member of Romance Writers of America, member of the RWA Hall of Fame, and recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Rita. She holds numerous other honors, including two “Maggi...more
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