Virtual Book Tour: A Subtle Grace by Ellen Gable

A Subtle GraceEllen Gable is “stopping by” today for a virtual book tour to promote her latest book A Subtle Grace. I am a fan of of Ellen’s books and have have had the opportunity to read and review all of them; therefore, when she offered a pre-published copy of the book to read and review there was  no way I was going to say no! 🙂 I was hoping to have the book finished by now and the review done, but alas, life got in the way and it didn’t happen. (I am loving what I have read so far, though!) Since the review isn’t ready, here is some information about the book to whet your appetite:

Title:  A Subtle Grace

Series: O’Donovan Family (Book 2)

Author: Ellen Gable

Genre: Catholic Fiction (Historical Romance)

Publication Date: March 19, 2014 (Kindle)

March 25, 2014 (Print)

Length (Pages/# Words): 126,131 words, 414 pages

Publisher: FQ Publishing

 Book Blurb/Synopsis:

1896, Philadelphia.   In this sequel to “In Name Only” (2009 FQP), “A Subtle Grace” continues the story of the wealthy and unconventional O’Donovan Family as they approach the dawn of a new century.

At 19, Kathleen (oldest daughter) is unmarried with no prospects. Fearing the lonely fate of an old maid, her impatience leads to an infatuation with the first man who shows interest. The suave, handsome son of the local police chief seems a perfect match. But will her impulsive manner prevent her from recognizing her true beloved? A disturbing turn of events brings a dark shadow that threatens the life-long happiness she desires.

Dr. Luke Peterson (the family’s new physician) also makes quite an impression on Kathleen. His affection for her leads him to startling revelations: about Kathleen, about his practice and, most importantly, about himself.

Will (oldest son) believes God may be calling him to a religious vocation. Eventually, he discovers the hidden circumstances of his humble beginnings compelling him to embark on a pilgrimage to Rome.

(Although “A Subtle Grace” is a sequel, it can be read as a stand alone book.)

Amazon Kindle: ebook/dp/B00J3XMWP6/

Amazon Print:

Author Bio and Other Links:

AUTHOR BIO: Ellen Gable (Hrkach) is a bestselling, award-winning author of five books. She is also a freelance writer, publisher, editor, book coach, NFP teacher and President of Catholic Writers Guild.  When she’s not writing, Ellen enjoys spending time with her family, watching old movies, playing trivia games and reading on her Kindle. Originally born in New Jersey, USA, the author now calls Canada her home. She and her family reside in rural Pakenham, Ontario, Canada.

Amazon Author Page:






Ellen’s Books:

Emily’s Hope


One line synopsis: A modern woman, Emily, feels she has a unique connection to her great-grandmother.

Honorable Mention 2006 IPPY Awards; Amazon Kindle Top 20 Religious & Liturgical Drama

(Based on true events. Themes: miscarriage, infant loss, Natural Family Planning, adultery, redemption)


In Name Only (O’Donovan Family #1)


One line synopsis: Widow must enter into a marriage of convenience with her obnoxious brother-in-law.

Gold Medal Winner 2010 IPPY Awards, Religious Fiction, Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller Religious & Liturgical Drama (February – April 2012)

(Themes and topics: arranged marriage, trust in God, conversion to Christ, pro life, faithfulness)

Stealing Jenny


One line synopsis: Pregnant mother of five kidnapped by mentally unstable woman.

Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller, Religious & Liturgical Drama (February, June – August 2012)

(Themes: pro-life, open to life, trust in God)


Come My Beloved: Inspiring Stories of Catholic Courtship


Amazon Kindle Top 10 Catholicism

One line synopsis: 12 couples share the stories of how they met and married.

I hope you check out A Subtle Grace and Ellen’s other books! Also look out for my review of A Subtle Grace which I hope to have posted within the next couple of weeks.


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  1. Thank you, Carol!!!
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