Guardian's Grace

Adult
Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
The Daughters of Man were the reason the Paenitentia were condemned to live their lives by night and protect the world from demons. Canaan is Liege Lord of a House of Guardians and the last thing he needs is a determined little spitfire moving into his warrior domain.

But move in she does and Canaan's world is turned upside as Grace, a Daughter of Man, takes over his House and his heart. More

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Words: 106,040
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476212364
About Jacqueline Rhoades

I'm a New Englnder by birth and an Ohioan by choice. I followed the man I love. My husband and I make our home in a small, rural community and my children are scattered throughout the U.S. By day, I work with Special Education students, by night, I'm a writer and in between, I read, read, read.

For me, reading has always been an adventure. You never know where a book will take you. Will it make you laugh? Cry? Will you sit at the edge of your seat in anticipation? Will your heart thunder in passion? Will you sigh with compassion at a touching moment?
I try to bring all this to my writing. It, too, is an adventure for me. A character will pop into my mind at the oddest times; in the shower, in the grocery store, and quite often when I really should be doing something else! She speaks to me and I begin to see her in my mind, what she looks like, where she's from, what she was like as a girl. She's not a lttle girl now and she has a story to tell.

That's where the adventure begins because while I know where my character is going, I'm never quite sure how she'll get there. It's hard work slogging through life to get to happily ever after, but unlike many of my characters, I'm a romantic at heart and I believe...

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Review by: Jonel Boyko on Nov. 19, 2013 :
What a brilliant premise for this novel. I love how unique yet well developed and put together everything is. The mythology behind this story is clearly set out for the audience in an entertaining manner. This fast paced novel kept my attention throughout. It is extremely suspenseful & romantic, with just the right touch of comedic relief. For all its twists and turns, however, above all this is a story about love and loyalty and finding yourself.

Rhoades is a very visual author. Using a multiplicity of techniques she develops a world that you cannot help but see in your mind’s eye. Her writing style and tone change minutely based on the scene and it’s participants. She subtly evokes emotions in her readers through this. The dark and light of the storyline are entrenched in the reader’s psyche without Rhoades every having to state it flat out. Rhoades describes her scenes in explicit detail, drawing her readers further and further into the story.

I love how Rhoades doesn’t mince her words. She says what she means in the way real people say it. This flows directly into her dialogue. People talk like real people. Slang and swearing make their way into her novels in the manner that it does in everyday conversation. It makes everyone seem so much more real when they aren’t speaking like a textbook or sickly sweet. Rhoades writes her novels for adults without ever talking down to them or simplifying things. At the same time, the novel is naturally written. You feel like you’re still in the real world experiencing something amazing.

I found myself attached to the main characters right from the beginning of this novel. Although the cast itself is quite large, each character is individually developed. Rhoades does a brilliant job of developing everyone to suit their role. She doesn’t throw extraneous details at her readers.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Patricia Maki on Jan. 30, 2013 :
I loved this book. The characters and action were fast moving and well rounded. I laughed at the comic relief of the adorable twins. I can't wait for the next book.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: candyconesa on Aug. 18, 2012 :
I enjoyed every page of the book. I loved the fact that the book had a strong willed heroine and an alpha male she had so easily wrapped around her finger.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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