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A State of Grace (Mystery and the Minister's Wife #2)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  71 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Escape to the charming town of Copper Mill, Tennessee. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Copper Mill is a place of tradition and tranquility, where neighbors work together and life moves at a slower pace. But when Kate Hanlon and her husband Paul, the new pastor of Faith Briar Church, move in, they quickly find out that small town life is anything but ...more
Hardcover, 277 pages
Published 2007 by Guideposts
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Sep 14, 2011 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Traci Depree is one of my favorite authors. Somehow I had tucked this book away and forgotten all about it. I just found it this weekend and read it in one night. This was such a touching story which was actually two stories intertwined. One story was a light-hearted almost comical story about two brothers fighting over a dog and that alternated with a more serious story about a family that was going through some very hard times alone. A woman who had recently lost her husband and then found her ...more
Feb 08, 2017 ANNETTE rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful book about faith filled with community bonding. I liked the way everyone pulls together. Just wasn't too sure about the "mystery" part of the story .
Dec 15, 2016 Allie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More like 4.5 stars! I enjoyed this a lot more as I got into it! I loved the ending!
Julie Akeman
May 14, 2016 Julie Akeman rated it it was amazing
Not a bad story, being a Guideposts publication it was of course very faith filled and showed the bonds of the church community, how it should be. I know some places are not like that, though my church is not perfect it seems to be very community minded. There was a little surprising twist to the story, but I'm not giving that up. Perfect read for Christian fiction lovers, it's a mystery but not a who dunnit or any sort of murder mystery but a great cozy read.
Aug 26, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
This is the second "Minister's Wife Mystery" that I've read. Like many series published by Guideposts the individual books are frequently by different authors. In this one, the mystery is very mild but the characters are well written and that is more the focus of the story. However, I did think that the subplot about the brothers and the dog was unnecessary (and even distracting) from the main story. The effort to tie that into the main story near the end was a reach.
Slightly better than book 1. I liked the idea of why Elvis possibly named Graceland as he did (Grace Land, land of grace).

Likely to read rest of series: I honestly thought these two were it, until just now when I looked here and saw that there were more in the series. Definitely not going to make it through any more.
Jan 10, 2016 Camiwar rated it really liked it
I very much enjoyed this book - fairly light reading. It was a pleasant surprise as I had just happened upon it at Goodwill. It's not a mystery in the sense of crime or murder, but some things need to be found out for the good of the characters -- such a great surprise ending, in my opinion. Subplots of grieving and adoption, not to mention forgiveness.
Jonathan M.
This book was really good. There was no mystery but they needed grace because this girl has blood cancer. She needed a marrow donor. They thought her sister could have it but she didn't have one. This man named Jack Wilson. So she was saved. Not really a mystery in this one, only about Paticira's life. And her 2 daughters.
Leanne Cragun
I didn't like this book as well as the first books I read by this author. The ending was too obvious, though I do like happy endings. I could predict the ending almost from the beginning. Overall it was okay and it was an easy read.
Mar 31, 2015 Carmen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popular-fiction
Described as a mystery, I felt a bit lost. The mystery is who owns a dog and how to help someone solve a medical problem. I don't think of these things when I hear mystery. But the story was good, well-written, I just think the theme was a bit juvenile.
Jun 24, 2009 Pat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wouldn't really call this series "mystery", but I like them. Easy to read and the plots move along quickly and they are faith- based.
This wasn't really much of a mystery. It was more about the importance of relationships. The characters are lovable in this series so they are just nice, easy, uplifting reads.
Barbara Campbell
Mar 15, 2013 Barbara Campbell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Enjoyable read... DePree is high on my favorite author's list!
Jan 03, 2013 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Women and teen girls
Recommended to Jenny by: Nobody
I really enjoyed this book. It was a story that was easily believeable and the author drew me in, and I felt like I was part of the search for Marissa's twin sister.
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Madison Mega-Mara...: A State of Grace - 18th Aug Book 1 1 Aug 27, 2013 09:25AM  
Traci DePree is the author of nine books. She loves creating new worlds where readers can escape the demands of everyday life and discover a deeper place of faith where true hope resides. She makes her home in a rural town in Minnesota where she fills her days with books, volunteering, gathering with friends and loved ones, playing a little tennis, riding dirt bike, as well as sewing and knitting! ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Mystery and the Minister's Wife (1 - 10 of 26 books)
  • Through the Fire (Mystery and the Minister's Wife #1)
  • Beauty Shop Tales (Mystery and the Minister's Wife, #3)
  • A Test of Faith (Mystery and the Minister's Wife #4)
  • The Best is Yet to Be (Mystery and the Minister's Wife #5)
  • Angels Undercover (Mystery and the Minister's Wife #6)
  • Into the Wilderness (Mystery and the Minister's Wife #7)
  • Where There's a Will (Mystery and the Minister's Wife #8)
  • Dog Days (Mystery and the Minister's Wife #9)
  • The Missing Ingredient (Mystery and the Minister's Wife #10)
  • Open Arms (Mystery and the Minister's Wife #11) by Traci Depree

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