My fifth book, A Subtle Grace, is currently #1 in five different categories on Amazon!!
For the next ten days, the stand alone sequel to my second book, In Name Only, A Subtle Grace (Kindle edition) will be on sale for only .99!!
Of A Subtle Grace, Trisha Niermeyer Potter of Prints of Grace Blog said, “This is one of my favorite contemporary works of Catholic fiction. The storytelling is masterful, the characters fascinating, and the writing is of high literary quality. People are imperfect—past, present, and future—but each is given the opportunity to grow, change, learn, and be redeemed. In this story it’s shown how the greatest mistake of our lives can be turned into one of the most amazing blessings and even be a source of hope for others. Life’s messy. People are complex. We’ve all got some skeletons in our closets, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t also fit some trophies and triumphs in there as well. A Subtle Grace has all of the elements that good Catholic fiction should.”
In her review, Jean Heimann, Catholic author and blogger, wrote that “In A Subtle Grace, Gable shows us through her characters, what happens when an individual lives his/her life based on principles rather than on passions. She clearly conveys the differences between love as a feeling vs. love as a choice, illustrating the consequences of each. Themes of redemption, forgiveness, discerning one’s vocation, healing, hope, and joy, all contribute to make this a story that tugs at the heart. A sequel to In Name Only, A Subtle Grace works well as an independent, stand-alone novel. You will definitely want to read both. A Subtle Grace is excellent read for historical romance fans. Those who enjoy Christian romance and suspense novels will find this story particularly enjoyable. This is a winner!”
Therese Heckenkamp, award-winning author of Frozen Footprints says, “A Subtle Grace is the sequel to the lovely book In Name Only, yet A Subtle Grace can be enjoyed independently. Of course, readers of the first book won’t want to miss this one! The story kept me so interested that I hardly realized this was, in fact, a lengthy book. A Subtle Grace is a novel to stir your heart, your emotions, and your soul. I highly recommend it!”
To download the book for only .99, click here.
Special thanks to the following bloggers who took the time to read my newest book and post a review! Excerpts are below, but I encourage you to go to each reviewer’s blog and read the entire reviews.
Elizabeth at Super Swell Times posted this review:
“Ms. Gable has a knack for setting the scene. You can tell that she has meticulously researched the time period in which the book is set. Everything from the way priests interacted with parishioners to the way old guns operate, A Subtle Grace‘s setting in the later 1890s is vibrant and interesting. One of my favorite aspects of A Subtle Grace is the fact that Ms. Gable took the time to craft story lines for all her characters — not just the ones central to the romance. Beyond Kathleen and Luke, we get the opportunity to check in with Caroline and David as well as learn more about Will, John and various other folks.”
Amelia at One Catholic Mama, posted this review.
“A Subtle Grace starts out with a riveting birthing scene. I always love a good birthing scene in books and this one does not disappoint. So that right there grabbed my attention and drew me into the story….I found this book to be rather engaging and hard to put down. The characters are charming (if just a little too perfect at times….well except for the wicked one, who is just a bit too wicked) and rather likeable. I found myself wishing that I could actually meet these people, or at least be more like them.”
Tiffany at Life of a Catholic Librarian posted this review:
“I really, really enjoyed this book. I’ve been thinking about it since I finished, which is always quite telling. To be clear, I review a lot of Catholic Young Adult fiction on this blog, and this book is NOT part of that genre. This is adult fiction, as several plot twists involve things not suitable for a young audience. Aforementioned plot twists are quite compelling, however, and I was reading along at a rapid clip, anxious to see what would happen and how the (very dastardly!) villain would be vanquished. No spoilers here though! You’ll have to go read to find out what I’m alluding to.”
Erika Marie at Simple Mama posted this review in her review:
“I was so impressed with how Gable wove all the Catholic traditions and historical culture into the story. She presents the story with a delicate, but enthralling, style. I felt quite comfortable lending it to our high-school-aged babysitter and plan on keeping it around for our daughter to enjoy in a few years. My only complaint about the book was that it was so engrossing that I couldn’t put it down! I’d stay up way too late just to see how the plot would unravel. It was wonderful, actually! It was like gooey fudgy warm brownies for my book-loving-heart.”
Again, THANK YOU to these Catholic bloggers for reading my book and writing a review. I really do appreciate it!
If you are a Catholic blogger and would like a print or Kindle copy of A Subtle Grace, email me: fullquiverpublishing(at)gmail.com and I will send you a review copy!
Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday.
1. Cool Train Photo
2. Love this Photo!
5. A World Such as Heaven Intended
Kindle edition will be available for pre-orders VERY SOON!! Check out these two wonderful reviews we’ve received for this book so far:
“Amanda Lauer brings history to life in this fast-paced, emotionally charged, splendid tale. Extremely enjoyable.”
May McGoldrick, author
“The South of 1864 springs to life in A World Such as Heaven Intended. Rich in details of language, setting and social mores, Lauer takes readers on the journey of her protagonist, Amara McKirnan, a strong woman ahead of her time who wrestles with her blended family and the horrors of the Civil War to find the peace and happiness she is convinced awaits her.”
Marni Graff, author, The Nora Tierney Mysteries
6. Review Shelf
Miracle Man – Judy Landrieu Klein
7. Fertile Time Cartoon
Copyright 2014 Ellen Gable Hrkach
Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday!
My virtual book tour continues this week and ends on Monday!!
2. Miss Alexandrina
Miss Alexandrina hosted me on Sunday with some great interview questions! Thank you!!
3. Kathleen Basi
Thank you, Kathleen Basi, blogger at So Much to Say, So Little Time, who hosted me on Tuesday!
4. Don Mulcare
Don Mulcare posted this wonderful review on his blog on Tuesday as well. Thank you, Don!
5. Mrs. Mackerelsnapper
Erin McCole Cupp hosted me on Wednesday and she even included a delightfully scrumptious sounding recipe for Victorian Fish Curry!! Thank you, Erin!
6. Carol @ Simply Catholic
Carol hosted me on Thursday. Thank you, Carol!!
7. In Name Only Also #1
While A Subtle Grace was at the #1 position of PAID Kindle Books, In Name Only spent most of the week at #1 in both Religious Drama AND Victorian Romance in FREE books!! (It is no longer FREE, alas…)
Thanks again to all those bloggers who have hosted me during my VBT for A Subtle Grace!
I’m thankful to the 21 bloggers who offered to host me during my virtual book tour for A Subtle Grace!! The following are those who have graciously posted about my new book this past week with either reviews, an interview or information. To see the complete list of stops, click here.
Today I’m joining with other Catholic bloggers at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday.
1. Therese Heckenkamp (March 24)
Thank you, Therese, for this wonderful review of A Subtle Grace!!
2. Sarah @ Snoring Scholar (March 26)
Sarah, I appreciate your wonderful post and interview!
3. Dana Doyle (Catholic Working Mom) (March 27)
Dana at Catholic Working Mom posted yesterday about A Subtle Grace. Many thanks, Dana!
4. Chris Weigand (March 28)
Today Christina Weigand is hosting me over at the Dragon’s Lair. Thank you, Chris!
5. Catholic Writers Guild Blog (March 28)
I’m also over at the CWG Blog today talking about my new book!
6. Goodreads Giveaway
If you want a print copy, I highly recommend you head over to Goodreads and enter the contest to win one of ten copies of A Subtle Grace!!
LTO: $5 OFF COUPON CODE to order the book directly from the printer. If you’re interested, please either email me: fullquiverpublishing(at)gmail.com or leave a comment below and I will email you the code!!
copyright 2014 Ellen Gable Hrkach