Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway The Color of Grace by Linda Kage

                The Color of Grace

Meet sixteen-year-old Grace Indigo:

Hey. When my mother remarried after thirteen years of being a widow, I had to move to a new town and enroll in a new school. Suddenly thrust into an entirely different kind of life, I just wanted to go home. I didn’t want to meet new people, didn’t want to leave my old friends, didn’t want to become a third wheel to my mom and her husband...and I really didn’t want to see Ryder Yates again. Ugh, I still don’t know why I turned down that too-good-to-be-true boy who flirted with me when we were attending separate schools.

But honestly, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It was worse.

Who knew becoming lost in a new life could help a girl find her true colors?

Published September 1st 2012 by Whiskey Creek Press

 The Color of Grace is a heart-gripping love story. Linda Kage always touches my heart with laughter and tears in her novels. Kage became one of my favorite authors when I read her first YA Romance novel The Stillburrow Crush.  Kage is an awesome, talented gifted writer. I'm always amazed at the way she can quickly pull me into her story, and have me rooting for her characters from the first page. It’s like I already know the characters and I'm already a part of their story while reading, not on the outside looking in. And an author that can make me feel this way has a beautiful gift, and Linda Kage is that kind of storyteller for me. She’s definitely meant to be a writer.

The main character Grace is a beautiful and strong girl. She’s shy, but not weak. She’s also kind of a nerd. Grace's life is about to change big time. Grace’s father died thirteen years before, and it’s just been her and her mom, but now her mom is getting remarried. Grace didn't realize her mother's new marriage to Barry would mean a new life for her, too: a new school, new friends, new town, and a new warm feeling in her heart for a boy named Ryder Yates. Grace is also experiencing another new feeling; paralyzing fear of her new stepfather.

Ryder is a gorgeous, green eyed, six-foot basketball jock. He’s player number forty-two, and a rich boy who has just about everything. Everything except for who he’d really like to be as a person, and a girl who will not even tell him her name. I fell in love with Ryder. He had me at his great comeback line to Grace when they first met and she told him her name was "not interested".

Teaser: Ryder: “Hey, where’re you going?” His voice, confused yet curious, called after me. “Hey. Why didn’t your mother name you Maybe, or We’ll See, or What’s-Your-Number? That way, we could call our first born Absolutely.”

Ryder definitely became my absolute, most beautiful guy character with that hilarious great, melt-a-girls-heart comeback line.   

The Color of Grace is a standalone novel. Kage in no way leaves Grace and Ryder’s story unfinished. She gives them a beautiful ending, but I would still love more of Grace and Ryder and I’m asking Linda Kage to please continue their story with a New Adult or Adult Romance novel. I highly recommend The Color of Grace as a must read.
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                                                 About this Author

Linda grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now she lives in Kansas with her husband, toddler daughter, and their nine cuckoo clocks. She works a day job in the acquisitions department of a university library and feels her life has been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love. Writing's always been a major part of her world, and she's thrilled to finally share some of her stories with other romance lovers.

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  1. Sounds like you were entranced by Linda's writing too. Great review.

    1. Elie I love Linda's writing style! She's an awesome lady and storyteller! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. Wow, thanks for the wonderful review. I can't stop blushing. I'm so glad you liked it.

    1. You are very welcome Linda! Like, nope! I Love the Color of Grace!!! Thank you Linda for Grace and Ryder's beautiful story! :)

  3. Wow, great review! Makes me want to read it even more!

    1. Jennifer, So glad you like the review! :) Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the giveaway!

  4. This is an awesome review. I love Linda Kage's writing, and I can't wait to read this new book :)

    1. You and me both Carol lol! Glad you liked the review! Good Luck on the giveaway! :)

  5. TCOG wasn't for me, but I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Lovely review Debbie!! The quote was definitely my favorite also :D

    Ana @ BookSpark

    1. Ana, I love when Ryder said that to Grace. I about fell off my chair I was laughing so hard :D So glad you liked the review :) Thank you for stopping by!