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In the east Texas town of Cold Springs in 1944, the community holds their breath, waiting for the war to end. In a time when the emotions of families, consumed by the war, swung wildly between hope and despair, and in a place where certain boundaries were not breached—where people revealed little about themselves, their problems, and their passions—Grace takes readers into the lives of four families on the 900 block of Pine Street. Bound together by their neighborhood and their Southern culture, yet separated by class, money, and family, the people inhabiting Grace are an unforgettable cast of characters, vibrantly brought to life by bestselling author Jane Roberts Wood.

Grace Gillian, abandoned by her husband, thinks of herself in mundane terms—but she is an extraordinarily passionate and impulsive woman whose "wild Irish streak" will soon either land her trouble, bring her happiness, or both. As Grace, the heart of the novel, works toward closure with her past, her story intertwines with those of her neighbors, the Moores, Applebys, Balderidges, and others—all waiting to learn what the future holds.

As the war come to a much-anticipated end, daily reports of battle, victory, and death are the catalysts that drive the inhabitants of Cold Springs across the boundaries that had once divided them, taking them to places both chaotic and astonishing—places where, as Grace Gillian says, "so many kinds of love" abide.

by Jane Roberts Wood

  • Publication Date: April 30, 2002
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Plume
  • ISBN-10: 0452283396
  • ISBN-13: 9780452283398