- Title: By His Majesty's Grace (The Three Graces, #1 ) by Jennifer Blake
- Classification: Adult Fiction
- Genre: Historical Romance
- Format: Paperback, 384 pages
- Publisher: Mira (July 26, 2011)
- ISBN-10: 0778312437
- ISBN-13: 978-0778312437
Lady Isabella Milton is one of The Three Graces. Any man who seeks to marry her or one of her two sisters risks his life if he doesn't first love the one he weds, or so the rumor goes. Isabella has just been betrothed to Randall Braesford. She's not happy, for she knows not who the man is and has been trying to avoid a match for years. After several of her former fiances died before she could wed them, she successfully spread the rumor that she and her sisters were cursed. The King, however, has decreed she will marry Randall Braesford (Rand) and her luck may have just run out. Rand is a healthy knight who has proven himself in battle. Something as silly as a curse isn't going to scare him away, but will he live to see yet another day? Something or someone seems to be trying to make sure that he doesn't.
Jennifer spins a fine tale set in the late 1400's. The plot is fun. The characters are likeable. The love scenes are steamy and hot. Her main character Rand? Well, he's delightfully delicious. He set my heart a flutter. There is jealousy, deceit, a plot to dethrone a King, murder, and of course the curse all set in the trappings of a medieval time period. If you're looking for a romance with a little meat to the story, you may just want to pick up this one.
I love that at the end of the book Jennifer lets the reader know what parts of the story are based on fact and what parts she embellished. If I can read a romance and learn a little something about history, I feel I got a little extra something out of it. I gave this one 4 out of 5 roses. I will definitely read the next two books in the series.
Here is the book trailer for The Three Graces series by Jennifer Blake:
Upcoming releases from the series:
1) By Grace Possessed (The Three Graces, #2) Coming August 30, 2011
2) Seduced by Grace (The Three Graces, #3) Coming September 27, 2011