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By Grace Possessed ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☂ By Grace Possessed Author Jennifer Blake – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 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 A rush of courtly parties and passionate nights in Dunbar s embrace leaves Cate breathless and confused She desires a proposal for the sake of propriety and politics, but she longs to By Grace PDF/EPUB ² be truly loved Tortured loyalties are not hers alone though Dunbar is enchanted by Cate, he cannot bind himself to England and abandon his peopleBut when a pretender to the throne ignites a rebellion, the choice is made for them to solidify northern alliances, Dunbar and Cate must wed Suddenly Dunbar s death appears certain either by his bride s curse or by a war he did not choose.


About the Author: Jennifer Blake

A pseudonym used by Patricia MaxwellJennifer 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 , 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 Maggies , two Holt Medallions, multiple Reviewer s Choice Awards, the Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times BookReviews Magazine, and the Frank Waters Award for literary excellence She has written By Grace PDF/EPUB ² over books with translations in languages andthan million copies in print worldwide Jennifer and her husband reside in a lakeside Caribbean style retreat in North Louisiana where they often entertain family and friends Always a gardener, she spends much of her time encouraging her garden to bloom with her favorite daylilies and antique roses She also enjoys walking her two dogs, Buffy and Lucky, and indulging in needlework, painting, and travel.



10 thoughts on “By Grace Possessed

  1. Gamze Gamze says:

    2,5 3 _


  2. Laura Laura says:

    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 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 and finds herself lost in the forest Just as Cate prepares to defend herself to the death if necessary, a fearless Scot, Ross Dunbar, comes to her aide.Ross is loyal to his country and comes to England in hopes of achieving an alliance with Henry He has no desire to do anything that will tie him to a country that is not his home.After it s discovered that Ross not only rescued Lady Catherine, but also spent a night alone with her in the forest, it becomes mandatory for the two of them to marry Cate fears the inevitable curse that will surely kill a man that does not truly love her She finds herself rather drawn to Ross in a physical way that she s never experienced before Ross does not desire marriage, but he cannot deny that he is quite taken with Lady Catherine.When acts of treason are discovered, Cate and Ross find themselves thrown into a battle that they never expected In the end, when all is said and done, could they truly find love within each other This was an excellent story The first book in this series was good, but this was GREAT It took me a few days to read it because life got in the way, but in the moments that I did have to read, I gobbled it up Catherine Milton is a heroine to admire In the 1400 s a woman s sole purpose is to wed and bear children for her husband Her opinions are of no concern, much less her wants or needs In an act of sheer brazenness, Cate takes what she wants from Ross, and soon discovers, what she needs.Ross Dunbar is my first Scot crush He oozed off the pages with delicious sex appeal in his plaid s baring a muscular physique The author did a spectacular job of bringing him to life At times I could almost hear him speaking with his oh so sexy Scottish accent Yum This book has it all Great plot, believable characters, hot steamy love scenes, and a truly touching romance Very good read and I would highly recommend this to any fan of historical romance Four stars


  3. Maria Maria says:

    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.


  4. ~Leslie~ ~Leslie~ says:

    Loved this second installment in the Three Graces trilogy Very well done historical romance set during the 1400 s at Henry VII s court.


  5. CaliNativeBalboa CaliNativeBalboa says:

    In my continued quest to explore the romance genre, I chose a straight up historical title in an attempt to warm up to these novels I probably would have enjoyed By Grace Possessed a bithad I begun with the first in the series, but the author did a decent job bringing the reader up to speed Scotsmen seem to be the trend in romance, no matter which title selected My Scotsman selection was set in the American Civil War, now this historical title features a Scotsman as the romantic lead In my continued quest to explore the romance genre, I chose a straight up historical title in an attempt to warm up to these novels I probably would have enjoyed By Grace Possessed a bithad I begun with the first in the series, but the author did a decent job bringing the reader up to speed Scotsmen seem to be the trend in romance, no matter which title selected My Scotsman selection was set in the American Civil War, now this historical title features a Scotsman as the romantic lead While not fine literature, Grace is a page turning, pool or beach side piece of fluff set during the end of the War of the Roses, an interesting time period in any author s hands Plucky heroine Lady Catherine Cate Milton is one of a trio of sisters named the Three Graces , haunted by a curse that will result in the demise of their husbands After becoming separated on a royal hunt, Cate is forced the spend the night under the protection of a dashing Scotsman, Ross Dunbar, held hostage by King Henry VII to ensure the cooperation of his northern family.Although Ross behaved honorably, propriety forces the pair into an engagement.Tensions rise as the attraction builds, and the potential for harm to Ross increases Maybe I m a fuddy duddy but I found the sex romance scenes a bit boring and repetitive after the first skirmish and detracted from an okay plot line Ultimately, I ve still looking to unlock the secret to the widespread appeal of this genre but this title was definitely readable


  6. Tracy Tracy says:

    More Balanced than His Majesty sCompromising 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 guestof a sortto 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 Balanced than His Majesty sCompromising 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 guestof a sortto 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 all, spend the night with Lady Catherine Not for any impure purpose, of course He had, in fact, saved her from capture by outlaws The result of that rescue, however, was the loss of their horses and a night stuck in wintry woods during a storm, nothing but a a hastily made shelter and a bonfire standing between them and a tragic, frozen end.In other words, positive ruination of her good reputation unless he wed her.Lady Catherine has nodesire to be wed to Dunbar than Dunbar does to have her as wife In truth, even less Second sister of the notorious Three Graces and as such protected from an unsuitable match by the curse that befalls anyone who is given her hand in marriage without the benefit of love, Lady Catherine is quite adamant in making sure her hand is not given to Dunbar He s a rather fetching man, for sure, but he rescued her and shouldn t have to die for the deed.King Henry VII gives no credence to curses, and he is a wily monarch intent on securing his tenuous reign against a new threat that has cropped up Though it has been mere months since the last attempt to dethrone him, another uprising is brewing and a detente between Scotland s King James and himself would do nothing but serve Henry VII commands their betrothal Dunbar and Lady Catherine can do nothan grimly accept, their understanding of their roles as pawns quite clear to them both.It is in part because Dunbar so appeals to her that Lady Catherine is so vexed She doesn t wish him to fall victim to the curse Yet when an unhappily spurned suitor and enemy to her betrothed turns his frustrations against crown and county as well as Catherine s own well being, it becomes clear that the curse may only be one of very many potential thorns in the rose bed of Ross Dunbar s continued existence After the complex medieval history lesson that was By His Majesty s Grace, the first book in Blake s The Three Graces trilogy, I debated continuing the series I was and still am very impressed with the research that went into that book and the authenticity it lent to the series, but felt the balance between history and fiction was too skewed towards the nonfictional elements for me to really embrace it Obviously, I finally decided to try the second book, hoping the fiction elements had been improved while maintaining the authenticity and legitimacy of the historical setting in the story of the second Grace sister, Lady Catherine.I was quite happy to see that they had, and the book had a romantic plot arc that was farsatisfying to me than the one in the previous novel For that reason, I found By Grace Possessed to be aentertaining romantic read.What I realized, though, is historically accurate medieval romances may not be my cuppa I find the rigid constraints and grim reality for the position of women, as well as the lack of control the noble women had in their own futures and lives, to be counterproductive to romance Is it realistic that both Lady Catherine s wishes and Ross Dunbar s loyalties would be utterly ignored in favor of a new king s political machinations Absolutely It just isn t an atmosphere that breeds or sustains romantic notions for me, and not even Blake s adept writing could quite convince me that love was a powerful motivator in the book.I was thrilled that Dunbar and Cate weren t as personally close to, or as deeply involved with Henry VII as Isabel and Rand, and enjoyed the character of Catethan I did Isabel though I liked Dunbar just as much as I enjoyed Rand The threat of Lord Trilborn seemed a bit close in theme and events to the conflict generated by Isabel s stepbrother in the first book, but I think the whole of the external conflict was better developed and incorporated in the storyline of this book, so the similarities were noted, not begrudged.Unfortunately, I quickly became fed up with the repeated referrals to the dreaded curse and the way such a silly superstition affected Lady Catherine s thoughts and feelings I had hoped that she d besensible I had also seriously hoped that Blake would ease off on repetitious mentioning of it I was disappointed on both counts I m tired of the curse, which in the previous book readers learned was concocted by Lady Isabel to protect herself and her younger sisters from being made pawns to men s ambitions I do not understand why the sisters have now glommed onto the curse as if the coincidences of its intended purposes are truly proof of its existence And I don t like that they have.That being said, I did have moments of pure pleasure as I enjoyed Lady Catherine and her Scottish laird to be, Ross Duncan They were strong characters, and Catherine had a bitfire to her blood than even Isabel did That, along with my deep respect and appreciation for the work Blake put into nailing the historical accuracy and tone of the series, was why I found this one as entertaining as I did Disclosure An ARC of this book was provided to me by Mira Books publisher Harlequin via NetGalley This rating, review, and all included thoughts and comments are my own. 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  7. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Cate knows damned well that the curse was made up by Isabel revealed in the first book so why all the angst in this one Also, sidesaddles again And kilts and a distinctive clan plaid too early for all Silly error where she states that Edward IV and Richard III are descended from Edward III s eldest son Nope The Black Prince had Richard II, who had no issue York s claim was from a later son, Lancaster s from John of Gaunt third son.


  8. Stef Stef says:

    Loved reading this series I m trying to read all of Jennifer Blakes books right now And I have really enjoyed reading all of them so far I read this series books 1 3 in a week And wow just awesome kept me right there wantingSuspense, love, romance, horse and buggy days and castles oh my Is there a curse read and find out


  9. Cindy Woods Cindy Woods says:

    Pretty goodI enjoyed reading this story Blake is very good at writing a story with lots of factual historic background and giving you a different perspective This is an easy read and the romance is done well.


  10. Marcela (BookaholicCat) Marcela (BookaholicCat) says:

    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 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 her sister Marguerite is almost non existent because men are afraid of the curse and the ones willing to try their luck with the curse would do it just to get their hands in the Graydon s fortune and not for love for the ladies.Lady Catherine doesn t like hunting and when she is invited to follow King Henry in one of his hunting excursions she starts to fall behind to avoid witnessing the gruesome killings Without realizing Lady Catherine has lost her way and now she is lost in the middle of the forest and surrounded by a band of outlaws.The Scotsman Ross Dumbar knows Lady Catherine always falls behind during the hunting parties, for that reason he likes to keep an eye on her and good that he did because now he needs to come to her rescue.During the fight with the bandits Lady Catherine and Dumbar have lost their horses Now they find themselves in the middle of a darkening and snowing forest with no mounts to return to palace, the only option is to stay put and wait for morning light and hopefully for a search and rescue party to find them.Soon after the rescue party brings them back to palace they are call to the Kings chambers Henry VII explain to them that after spending the night together and alone in the forest it is necessary for the to get married to maintain the appearances at court, so by King s decreed they leave the rooms as a betrothed couple.Lady Catherine appreciates Dumbar, for the same reason she doesn t want to marry him, she worries he will die because of her curse Dumbar likes Lady Catherine but as a Scotsman he doesn t want to wed a British lady, he also knows his father will disown him and he would be cast out of his clan if his father finds out about his betrothal to a Sassenach.But times of turmoil between the Yorks and the Lancasters will bring them togetherthan ever, leaving them not other option than to trusts their hearts.I liked Lady Catherine, she knows want she wants and she goes for it She may not believe in finding the love of her life but that doesn t mean she won t get her pleasure I also like that she was a strong heroine not easily cowed.Ross Dumbar is a sexy as hell Scotsman with a love for kilts swoon He is smart, loyal, courteous and with a good sense of humor What else could we ask for a perfect hero The attraction between Cate and Ross is off the charts making their journey to their relationship a believable one They are a funny, lively and a well match couple.From the secondary characters I liked King Henry he is smart and a strategist at heart He cares for his people and will do anything to protect them Same with Lady Marguerite, she is the younger sister but sometimes she felt very wise for her years I also loved that we seeof Lady Isabel and Rand s life together By His Majesty s Grace as well as one of my favorite character from book one, David.Its complots, intrigues, romance andmake of By Grace Possessed a great addition to a great series In this book Mrs Blake continues to intermingle a very well written romance with historical accurate facts, making of By Grace Possessed and this series in general a great choice for all historical romance lovers.The Next installment of this series Seduced by Grace bring us the story of two of my favorite characters, Lady Marguerite and David Needless to say I m looking forward to read it


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