Rescuing Mr. Gracey
Rescuing Mr. Gracey fits into several genre catigories: Historical fiction, a clean romance, christian romance novel, and a historical romance.
"An Epic Historical Romance and Flagship Novel From Author Eileen K Barnes. This Is Truly One Of The Best Historical Novels Of Our Time" -Brian's Book Reviews
The perfect book for any reader. Rescuing Mr. Gracey is a clean, historical romance.
Mary Smyth, the daughter of a catholic rebel, tumbles into Alec Gracey’s life from atop a ridge—underfed, tattered, shoeless—and captures his cynical heart. She lives in an overcrowded hut; he resides in the manor down the hill. She works as a laundress; he is seeking office in England’s Anglican Parliament, the protégé of the powerful Earl of Roden. Disguising his name, he will slip into her world and together they will hurtle toward a deadly collision with history. Ireland will never be the same. And neither will they.
Rescuing Mr. Gracey is an epic tale based on true events, and true love. Set in 19th century Ireland in the midst of a country at war. Two ordinary people from two entirely different backgrounds and faiths struggle to find if love can break the bonds of centuries of war, hatred, and cultural differences.
Eileen Barnes Born the sixth child in a proudly Irish Catholic family the size of a soccer team, Eileen acknowledges this hectic and chaotic childhood formed her into the person she is today. After all, Jane Austen had it right when she said, “A family of ten children will be always called a fine family, where there are heads and arms and legs enough for the number.” And it was a fine family, indeed.
Books were her refuge to quiet, her stimulation for imagination and her source of investigation. Soon, she turned that love of the word toward writing. Writing began in earnest with observation and her love for romance. Finally turning off the soap operas where she always complained she could write a better romance, she used her extra time to write instead about life, love, and the power of family. Some of her published short stories from the Catholic Digest include: Those Times in September The Box A Present for Mom She also won the Colorado Press Association’s award for Best News Story and was nominated for several others..
We would like to offer a special and heart felt thank you to the RWA Golden Heart® Dragonfly Club, specifically Jennifer Brodie and Marie Force. Without you this dream would not be a reality.