Thursday, 9 October 2014

Banished From Grace Review

Banished from Grace (Fall from Grace #1)
Banished From Grace by Aria Williams

Nardia is a young woman who woke up in an abandoned building over four hundred years ago when the plague was sweeping England. It was at this time she discovered that she had a special gift. She could heal the sick with her bare hands. Fast forward to the present day she has not aged and has no recollection of who she is and why she can perform miracles.
Life should be easy for Nardia, she is young and beautiful and could get any man she wanted, she just didn’t expect for two wonderful men to show so much interest at the same time. Nardia is confused and worries that making the wrong choice between the men could have disastrous conquences . One of these men is deceitful and has his own agenda and has not told the truth from the moment they met.

Lisa's Review - 4 out of 5 stars

Picking up Banished From Grace, I immediately felt myself warm to the main character, Nardia, and slip into the story so easily it was as though I had picked up a book in the middle of a series and had already grown to know the characters and the authors style of writing, but this is the first book of Aria Williams' I have ever read so it was a pleasant surprise.
Nardia is a nurse, but she is a 400 year old nurse! She has no idea why she never ages, but she does know she has the power to heal the sick, but she cannot willingly do so, she is under orders as to who she can and cannot heal. Almost at the same time, Nardia begins to have growing relationships with two men, the dishy doctor from the hospital, who is the safe bet, then the exciting and hunky AJ, who seems to have more to him than meets the eye.
Eventually, the truth comes out, about who Nardia is, and AJ, and a threat emerges in the form of a new doctor at the hospital, and it leads to an interesting opening into the next book in the Fall From Grace series.

It sounds like there is a whole lot going on in this book, but it is fast paced and really easy to keep up with. As well as Nardia's work and relationships with the doctor and AJ, there is another brilliant storyline running throughout the whole book that includes a family that wind up in the hospital, and how Nardia needs to help them. I really enjoyed this part of the story.
I really liked Aria's style of writing, and how easy and comfortable it was to read. The only reason I knocked a star off is because it seems on the odd occasion the author seemed to lose track of her own writing and things she had mentioned earlier in the book had changed slightly later on, and threw me into confusion at times.



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