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Gracier (First in the Gracier Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Milissa Bailey
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Everyone around her knows. Everyone she trusts has lied. And the one man who held the key to Jessica McCabe’s past is dead.

Welcome to Gracier, Iowa, a well-kept community with even better kept secrets. Lives are peaceful, streets are quiet, but behind the tranquility is many a tale to be told. Veterinarian Jessica McCabe has returned, but it is not the homecoming she had expected. Her grandfather, Jonas McCabe and Gracier’s longtime vet has died, leaving behind the practice they had hoped to share.

The reading of Jonas’ will sets off a series of events that bring into question Jessica’s birthright, the truth surrounding her mother’s untimely death and her grandfather’s sanity. With her world turned upside down she is thrown into a partnership with Matthew Cassidy, the man who chose his family’s wealth over Jessica’s love.

Her determined spirit leads Jessica to stay, continue the veterinarian practice and return to the life and the community she loves. But a secret loft and a box filled with a hidden past change the course of her life once again.

Longtime family friends, Dr. Andrew Harrison and retired Sheriff Chester Caughlin know the truth. A promise made to a dear old friend to protect the girl they helped raise is one they intend to keep. But the wheels of fate have been put in motion. The people entrusted with protecting Jessica from the past are losing control. The small town of Gracier, Iowa holds many secrets and those who have kept the truth hidden are about to discover that not everything has been laid to rest.

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"I was pulled in with the depth of this story and couldn't stop myself from finishing the second half in one sitting. GRACIER is a beautiful reminder of all that is important in life. Bailey has a wonderful gift and I hope she will continue to "breathe"!"
--Leisa Anslinger, author of Forming Generous Hearts, Here Comes Everybody                         
"If you hold Iowa cornfields and family loyalty close to your heart, you will find yourself immediately enveloped in the story...The descriptions of small-town life, my favorite being the birth of an Angus calf, are believably vivid...Milissa Bailey has set the perfect stage for the next book in the series with her intriguing characters that are as unpredictable as an Iowa tornado and as genuine as the county fair. The labyrinth of their lives makes you want to learn more about the secrets of Gracier."--Diane Bahrenfuss - Editor

About the Author

Milissa R. Bailey, along with her husband, own a marketing firm located in Iowa. Her debut novel draws upon her rich knowledge of the Midwest where she was born, raised and continues to live with her husband, and three children. She is currently at work on the second book in the Gracier series.

Product Details

  • File Size: 504 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0985073608
  • Publisher: Boone River Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (April 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007XY9OZI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,021,115 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gracier by Milissa R Bailey May 4, 2012
By RJW
Format:Paperback
I couldn't put the book down...had limited time but did it in 2 nights! I've lived in "little town" Iowa my whole life, Milissa's descriptions of people, little towns, hospitality are EXACTLY how it is here! Her characters certainly reminded me of people in my little town, after reading the book I feel like I REALLY know them....can't wait for book #2!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read! May 18, 2012
By Shari
Format:Paperback
Greatly enjoyed this book. It called to mind all the wonderful experiences of growing up in a small community. The story of Jessica McCabe and Matthew Cassidy is both intriguing and endearing. Add to that a group of supporting characters you can't help but love. Gracier is a must read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book May 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great book. I liked the two possibilities of where the story was headed and then finding out which way it ended. Why to go Missy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! May 6, 2012
By Jah
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What a great book, I couldn't put it down. It is a very real depiction of small town life and with a great adventure! I am anxiously awaiting the next book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic May 6, 2012
Format:Paperback
Gracier was fantastic! It was one of those books that I stayed up late reading and picked back up the minute I woke up! I really loved the characters and the way they interacted. This book would be great for a book club because of the great discussions it stirs up. I'm excited to read the rest of the series!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Book One in the Gracier Series September 17, 2013
Format:Paperback
This is Book One in the Gracier Series. Jessica McCabe was raised by her grandfather, Jonas, as her mother passed away after giving birth and Jessica has never known who her father is. Jonas has passed away and now Jessica returns to Gracier, Iowa for his funeral. She runs into Matthew Cassidy, who broke her heart when they were in college. Her best friend Steven is back in town too to offer support. At the reading of the will Jessica learns of some secrets that have been kept from her by those she considers closest to her and she will have to discover the truth about some situations and who her real father is.

I enjoyed this story and found it to be a quick read. I loved the author's descriptiveness of the scenery. The characters were easy to relate to as they all had to deal with problems and the secrets that they were involved in. I thought I had the big secret figured out but there was a bit of a twist at the end that I didn't see coming. I hope to read more about these characters, especially Samantha and Steven.

I received this book from LibraryThing Member Giveaways in exchange for an honest review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gracier Book review August 10, 2013
Format:Paperback
I am always excited to read books my new authors. I welcome you to Gracier a sleepy little town filled with secrets. The main character, Jessica, finds herself back in her home town as she attends the funeral of her Grandfather. Soon she discovers the one man who held the key to Jessica's past is dead and her life has been a series of lies. Mystery and romance collide and like pulling a thread on sweater, things soon unravel in Jessica's world. This book is the first in what is soon to be a series by new author Milissa R Bailey. It is an easy read and filled with spirit and wonderful characters. Milissa's style of writing is familiar and comfortable and deserves your attention. I look forward to my next visit to Gracier. Copyright KatherinesCorner.com for Amazon
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book !!!! July 29, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This a great book to read. Bailey does an awesome job of writing her debut novel. It is full of mystery, love and heartache. Past secrets are revealed that could shatter the lives of some in the town of Gracier, Iowa. This book kept me captivated until the very end; I couldn't put it down. I would definitely recommend this book. I give it 4 stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting
Gracier brings small town Iowa to life. I hope there are still towns out there like that. If so, I want to move there. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Sadie Forsythe
4.0 out of 5 stars Full of twists and turns
This was a fabulous read from start to finish. This story was full of twists and a few OMG moments thrown in for good measures :-)

It all starts when Jessica's... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Orchard Book Club
5.0 out of 5 stars A Page Turner
Each page was better than the next. I wasn't sure I would like it at first, but got hooked. What was the mystery everyone was hiding? I had to keep reading! Read more
Published 20 months ago by Karen Juvinall
4.0 out of 5 stars Riveting!
I chose this book to read for our book club because the author is from a neighboring town and I think we should try to support our local artists. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Emandan
5.0 out of 5 stars Gracier
This is a new author. It's a must read book. Can't wait for the next book in the series. Buy it.
Published 22 months ago by Catrina Tolley
4.0 out of 5 stars Gracier
Gracier is an intriguing romantic suspense story of long-held secrets, drama and romance set in the small town of Gracier, Iowa. Read more
Published on January 8, 2013 by Jersey Girl Book Reviews / Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Gracier is a good read. It is an entertaining story, with a little plot twisting that will keep you on your toes. If you want a fun read, you will be well satisfied with Gracier. Read more
Published on September 13, 2012 by GraceAnn
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing
Millissa's first book is wonderful. It's so refreshing to read a book without the bedroom scenes that so many authors seem to think are so important in order to hold the reader's... Read more
Published on September 6, 2012 by Shirley Hillyer
4.0 out of 5 stars Very hard to put down!
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

Jessica McCabe comes home to Gracier, Iowa, to bury her grandfather, Jonas. Read more
Published on August 11, 2012 by Cherise Everhard
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Such a wonderful depiction of small town Iowa. I love all the characters and the plot kept me glued to the book. I'm looking forward to books two and three!!
Published on July 15, 2012 by Carolyn Hilpipre
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More About the Author

Milissa Bailey grew up among the rolling fields of rural Iowa, where she continues to live with her husband, and three children. In her debut novel she draws upon her rich knowledge of the Midwest as she welcomes us to Gracier, Iowa, a well-kept community with even better kept secrets. Readers are introduced to a cast of characters they will come to know, love and hate. Vivid descriptions, palatable anguish, forbidden romance and touches of humor lend itself to the stories weaved in this idyllic setting. The small town of Gracier holds many secrets and those who have kept the truth hidden are about to discover that not everything has been laid to rest.

Milissa, along with her husband, own a marketing firm located in Iowa. She is currently at work on the second book in the Gracier series.

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