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In the aftermath of a tragedy, twenty-six-year-old Blake Kendall has all but given up on relationships. It seems that nobody truly gets her, until she meets the enigmatic owner of a charitable bookstore called Forever Grace. Landon Farrar's dry humor couldn't clash more with her cynical wit, but she senses there's more to the sharp-tongued Landon than meets the eye. He act ...more
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published December 1st 2016 by Holly Hall
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KAS
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it

What an intriguing storyline ..... the intervention of fate .... and in this case, both cruel and jubilant. This is a sexy romance with witty dialogue. There are choices to be made as well; forgive and live life to the fullest, or keep living in the past full of regrets, painful memories and shame.

The oober seductive H, Landon, and the none too shy h, Blake, really enjoy each other's company, but Landon will only commit to hookups and Blake knows she is in no position to want more. Both have dee
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Stephanie
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was one hell of a debut novel! I didn't want to put this book down. The two main characters, Landon and Blake, are both broken and shaken by a tragedy. Neither feels they deserve the right to be happy despite the fact they are alive and good people and that might be one of the most heartbreaking concepts but a very real concept for many people. Hall took every day obstacles and shined a light on them making you think about the way you view life. I could have never seen the turn this book to ...more
Zaira
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romance lover!
Such a great story and this is her first novel!! I was hooked after reading a few pages. Blake and Landon relationship is not your typical romance relationship. Their banters was what made it for me. I found myself chuckling at their retorts and antics. I enjoyed how flawed and broken at times her they were. I would had to say I found myself a little teary eyed in a few scenes and thats huge haha. Definitely recommend it to all my friends that like romance novel, you will be swooning with Landon ...more
Drita
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: freebie
To each his own...If you have 100 people in one room that have to describe one thing, they will all come up with their own version of the story. For me this was a beautifully told story. It was cute, it was touching, it felt real.... i loved the chemistry the two characters build throughout the book. My one star short of the five star, i have to say it felt a little dragging. This was my first read by this author and I will definitely look for more.
Well done Holly!
Blue
Sep 16, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 stars. IIRC this is [one of?] the first books written by this new-to-me-author, so I'm being a bit more lenient. Overall, I enjoyed the writing style and the story as well. However I felt it was way too drawn and repetitive for my taste. I will definitely try out other books by the author as I feel potential there. ...more
Debbie
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hard to believe this is the author’s first book. I loved the way she told this story. Couldn’t help but love Landon!

There is tragedy in this book, but also a great love story! The way she had the story unfold was perfect!

Will definitely be looking for more from this author!
Janelle
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book by new author Holly Hall. I was very intrigued by the storyline right away. It's a beautiful story about hope and forgiveness. Don't pass this one up! ...more
Love N. Books
Mar 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Pet’s $0.02 (3.5 stars)

I’ve never read anything by Holly Hall before, but I love to give authors I’m unfamiliar with a chance. I liked Forever Grace, but I can’t say that I fell in love with it.

I really liked the friendship between Blake and her two best friends. Her mother was funny and her father was definitely her champion. I appreciated that she had an active social life and a career as an ER nurse that gave her purpose. I even get that she hasn’t opened herself up for a relationship after h
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Maria's Book Blog
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very rarely do I ever read the blurb of a book, one click it, and then immediately start reading. 99% of the time it just gets added to my never ending TBR pile (it's way beyond a list at this point), and I'll read it when and if I remember. This time was different though. After checking out the blurb I knew I needed to read it asap.

My interest was piqued from the very beginning as the prologue opened up with the accident that changed Blake's life. The exact details come later on in the story bu
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Suzy Baba (readaholicmom)
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Blake and Landon's story started with lots of tragedy and guilt. But somehow these two souls found comfort within each other in order to heal. Their story is not the usual love story, and it's not the usual ending. Their story is different because of their past and how they are connected without yet knowing it. ...more
Ellie
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pretty awesome

I gotta say I really love it when I stumble onto a new writer that is as good as this one promises to be. This was a great little book and I was sorry to finish it, simply because finding good stories is getting harder and harder. And usually when I risk reading a writer I'm not familiar with, I regret it. This was an unexpected treat.

I'm an angst junkie, but I get it that many aren't. For them, this probably isn't the right book. This is a highly emotional story with strong charac
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Janet Taggart Baldwin
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 AMAZING STARS!!!

This debut novel by Holly Hall was unbelievably good! I read all the 5 star reviews and figured they had to have some merit. I'm so glad they were spot on! This book was all they said and more! I can't stop recommending it to my friends and family!

Blake had a tragedy in her life 4 years ago that cost her her fiance and her life as she knew it. She doesn't talk about. She works nights as a nurse in the ER and merely exists.

She meets quiet, taciturn Landon, when her friend tak
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Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
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The book is very good.

It started a bit slow, in my opinion, especially after Holly decided to open the book with such a teaser. I think I saw the 'big revelation' and what linked the main characters miles away (am I reading too much?), but even so it was very impactful. I found all the characters (main and secondary) very we
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Melissa Ann
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
For this being a debut author I am blown away and stunned because this book was one of the most beautiful stories I have ever read! The flow and the characters and the storyline is so perfect I wish I could give this story more than 5 stars! The story of Blake and Landon is so beautiful even in the tragedy they both endure and obstacles they have to get through. I loved their banter and I loved a uniqueness of their story. Through heartache and pain they learn about forgiveness and finding your ...more
Jann
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Emotional

I could not put this book down. This is Holly Hall’s debut book and the quality of the writing and character development is a good indication of her ability to keep her readers invested in her craft!
Bobbi Elmore
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully Broken

The two lead characters are filled with sorrow and regret. They are broken. Tragedy destroyed each of them, but love mended them. They are beautifully broken. I loved everything about this book. I can't wait to read more of Holly's work.
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Inked Avenue
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Jana Fercho - Home
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really liked

I really liked this book. The characters were great. The pacing and editing were very well done too. A fabulous debut book, thank you.
R.S.
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great debut

This book is well written. I should wait to write thus review until I process but it's a very well written for a debut author
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Jennie Shire
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great Read

It took me a bit to finish this book because, well life, I'm so glad I finally did. I enjoyed the story line and how they overcome the obstacles they faced.
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Tricia
Feb 14, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Debut Stars!

This caught my attention on my Goodreads feed, I noticed that it did not have many reviews. I read the blurb, and realized it is a debut author. I decide to give it a try.

I enjoyed it, although I did figure out the twist about half way though, I was still connected with the characters. I continued to read, and I have to say I really liked how she ended this one. I felt the ending really fit the story, along with it not feeling rushed. I see she has just completed another stand-al
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Petra Gleason
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Lesley
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Holly Hall! What a great debut novel. I was hooked from the beginning. If you are wanting to read a classic romance novel with a twist that you don't see coming, then this is your pick! I instantly was able to relate to Blake, the protagonist, with her lifestyle and sometimes apprehensive outlook on life. The plot may seem like it's been done before but I promise that once you get to the bombshell, it'll be unlike any novel you've read thus far! ...more
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Holly Hall survives on coffee and red wine, would love to travel for a living, thinks animals are often better than humans, can count on one hand the number of things she loves more than reading and Texas A&M football (that might be an exaggeration), and couldn’t handpick a better family than her enormous one. She resides with her husband, daughter, and German shepherd in Houston, Texas.

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