Shy young Caroline has come from England to Ireland in 1916 to work as a governess. But beautiful Grace, with her mysterious past and her fierce dedication to Ireland's freedom, opens Caroline's eyes to worlds she has never imagined. As their friendship blossoms into romance, Caroline finds the greatest happiness she has ever known. But can their love survive the condemnaShy young Caroline has come from England to Ireland in 1916 to work as a governess. But beautiful Grace, with her mysterious past and her fierce dedication to Ireland's freedom, opens Caroline's eyes to worlds she has never imagined. As their friendship blossoms into romance, Caroline finds the greatest happiness she has ever known. But can their love survive the condemnation of a repressive society-and Grace's involvement in the approaching Easter Rising? A passionate story of personal, sexual, and national liberation, set against the backdrop of an unforgettable moment in Irish history....
|Title||:||Time of Grace|
|Number of Pages||:||268 Pages|
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Time of Grace Reviews
This is the second same sex romance I have read. Last time it was about the male gender.Both times I have been very pleasantly surprised!Caroline leaves her homeland to go to Ireland. She is to be a governess to young Amelia.After the death of her brother, Ralph, she had to leave. Why not? He was the only thing that kept her around.When she gets to her new place of employment she finds the Lady Wilcox to be a bit cold, but Amelia is a very pleasant young lady.She finds one maid in particular to be very intriguing and often finds herself admiring her...what might come of this new and interesting friendship?I think romances like this are always so much fun to read because on top of the love interest you have to get past the "do they feel the same about me" in a whole different way then a heterosexual relationship.Highly recommend to everyone, regardless of your sexual preference!
*Won via a Goodreads giveaway*A wonderfully written love story between two women, Grace and Caroline, set against a fascinating backdrop of liberating Irish history. I don't tend to go for these kinds of novels but wanted to read something outside of my comfort zone and Time Of Grace was just perfect for this purpose. I was worried that perhaps it was going to be on the cheesy/tacky or explicit side of romance (judging by the cover alone) but instead it was tasteful with a sprinkling of naughtiness.
Cross-class lesbian romance. English governess Caroline and Irish maid Grace find each other.Full of romance tropes. If I liked the romance genre better, I might have liked this book better.The Irish uprising part was well-done.
Slow starting but picked up and very good.
3/3.5🌟I enjoyed reading the historical aspect of the novel, it brought a three-dimensional feeling to Caroline and Grace's world. It was certainly well thought out and added some conflict in the novel, which I felt was needed to make the romance seem more realistic. I mean, the second Caroline saw Grace, she fell in love and she was very much pining for her throughout while Grace wasn't as interested in her at certain parts. I did like them but I wish there was more build up to them. Don't even get me started on the careless mistakes that littered the book, allowing me to not get into it as I wanted to (and I did want to because the concept was great).
Good bookThis was an incredible story. I enjoyed reading about the Irish uprising, it actually got me to researching more informative. I thought the love story was well done too.
This review is from Rainbow Reviews, 4.5 stars. Read it here: http://www.rainbow-reviews.com/?p=1574This novel is not at all what I expected. This is not lesbian erotica couched in a historical plot, as often happens, but rather is a beautifully written historical novel that happens to have two female main characters in a romantic relationship. And it's totally enchanting.Gabriella West takes us back to the Ireland during the buildup to the Easter uprising of 1916. Caroline, a young English woman mourning the death of her brother in the European war, goes to Ireland to work as a governess in a large country estate. There she meets Grace, a sympathetic servant, and she finds herself falling into a relationship that she did not expect. She did not expect to fall in love at all, and especially did not expect to fall in love with someone from a different social class, different upbringing, different religion and most especially with someone so different politically.Caroline is introverted and is wrapped in her personal sorrow. Grace breaks her out of her shell, but their relationship is anathema to their employer. As they move from friendship into a physical relationship, the very real danger of being 'different' rears its ugly head.But ~ the real story is about Ireland in 1916, a people longing to be free. Caroline's personal liberation from sexual repression is set in train against the backdrop of the liberation of the Irish people from political repression. The characters are sensitively, even delicately, drawn, and their relationships, their dialogue, their feelings ring true.Time of Grace is a thought-provoking novel that has led me to want to read more about this period in history. Sexually, it is a true romance, not explicit, but delicately exploring a love not in tune with its times. Historically, it is a passionate exploration of an unforgettable time period in Irish history. I will be looking for more from Gabriella West.
A English young female feels a attraction towards a young Irish female maid that is new an forbidden to her as she is still a virgin .A young woman gets a job as a governess for a wealthy family in Ireland . Tutoring a small female child . As she struggles to accept her new position she makes one female friend secretly . 18+
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I think the book was okay. The best parts about it were the storyline about the fight for Irish independence and the friendship between Caroline and Grace. However, once they became romantically/sexually involved I was disappointed by what felt to me like unnecessary drama. Some of it was also created by Caroline being selfish and a hypocrite and generally ready to think the worst of the woman she claimed to love. It’s safe to say I was not the biggest fan of Caroline, whose POV the book was written from, or the relationship drama. I also have to say that while the writing was nice, it was also sloppy. This seems slightly contradictory, but I mean that the descriptions were done well, and the story was easy to read, but it was also full of sentences missing random words, words missing random letters, a lack of quotation marks at some places and then an abundance of quotation marks at another. I’m not usually that picky when it comes to grammar, but this was just sloppy writing and started getting on my nerves after a while.