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Finding Grace

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  403 Ratings  ·  51 Reviews
Grace is seventeen and still unmarried, and for a girl from the country, that's socially unacceptable. When her parents try to force her hand, she flees and rejoins her brother and his wife. She finds a new life and a first real love. But the past will catch up with her...

-Midwest Book Review-

Trying to control your own destiny was not always viewed with the highest praise.
Paperback, 378 pages
Published March 23rd 2011 by CreateSpace (first published March 20th 2011)
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Literary  Chanteuse
May 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: histfic-us
I won this book here on goodreads and am so glad because I loved it! It is set in the 20's at a time when women were still believed to a great extent to be possessions of their husbands. Grace is a strong country girl who leaves her sheltered life to escape the hold of this mentality. She begins her new life with uncertainty but with the help of her much adored older brother and his wife she finds her place and even finds the love she knew she was worthy of.

I love how the author was able to gi
Traxy Thornfield
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. The description sounded interesting, but I wasn't sure what kind of novel it was going to be, so I went into it with an open mind. It wasn't long at all before my attention was well and truly caught - hook, line and sinker.

Set in the days of the prohibition, 1927 to be precise, Grace Langdon lives with her brothers and extremely strict parents in rural Virginia. It's not a happy life. Her older brother Jack, her only friend, is shunned by the family a
Aug 29, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This might have been a book I liked, but Grace had an abusive father and stupid mother who were portrayed as Christians.
Nowhere did these people show that they were actually Christian people. They never had one action of faith in God or principles of Christianity. Yet the author chose to have them quote scripture once in a while, so these "christians" are who Grace needs to get away from to have a great life.
Baloney! I wonder if the author knows any real Christians at all.
Apr 20, 2011 rated it liked it
I've been meaning to review this book for a while now and I haven't gotten around to it. I really enjoyed this book and I related a lot to Grace. I won this book in a first reads giveaway and I was super excited to find it waiting for me right after I learned that I had won and to boot, it came with a personalized handwritten note from Ms. Pawley herself! I started on it immediatley and finished it in just a few days. I have not read anything else by her, but I see that she has a book out called ...more
Jennifer C
May 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011-read
This is a lovely story reminiscent of days gone by. There are no steamy love scenes and none are needed. This book is completely focused on the relationships one woman has with the people that are most important in her life. Grace is a beautiful example of a true lady as well as her sister in law Alice. They are women that you want to be your friend. There are some editing issues but if you look beyond that, the story is captivating and heartwarming and one that can be shared with all generation ...more
Sep 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Rather formulaic, with few surprises, this free download to my Kindle needed a proofreader. The number of typos in this eBook was a bit more than I like, causing distractions to the plot. The characters were good, tho.
Apr 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
After winning this book in a giveaway by Sarah Pawley recently, I finally got down to reading it. It had been sitting in the box that it was delivered in and I had almost forgotten about it until 2 days ago. Once I started reading it, I was hooked. I really connected with the protagonist, Grace, since she is independent, fiercely stubborn and has a passion for books. The time period of the Finding Grace really appealed to me since I hadn't read anything from the 20s before. It was inspiring to ...more
Laura McDonald
Mar 29, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sarah Pawley has been a long time supporter and contributer to Girlebooks, graciously offering her two books for free on the site. I've had her books on my "to read" list for almost as long, and I finally got around to reading Finding Grace. This was her first written of the two, but actually second in the chronology. "Oh, That I Had Wings" tells the story of young Jack Langton growing up in rural Virginia and then off to WWI. Finding Grace follows his younger sister, Grace, in her transition fr ...more
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Just the quotations from Jane Eyre made this book good, since it is my favorite of all time. I liked this book better than the first in the series. Something this book made me think about was that we never know the internal battles that those around us are fighting, so it is not our place to judge their lifestyle choices. People can change because of us if we try to see them as they can become. Henry changed because Grace saw that there was good in him.

I also love that Grace's character rose abo
Autumn Dickinson
Apr 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This novel was beautifully done, capturing the very essence of a young woman coming into her own during the 1920's. Grace Langdon is a feisty lass with a will to be more than what is expected for a girl of seventeen. With a lot of courage, she explores the world outside the confines of her family farm.

I enjoyed going on the journey with Gracie as she walked through her days in wonderment of things like gas stoves and indoor plumbing. The love and passion that pours throughout the pages keeps you
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