A Subtle Grace is the sequel to Ellen Gable's well-received In Name Only, but one need not have read the original to enjoy this suspenseful romance. Set in the late 1890s, the story focuses on Kathleen O'Donovan, the eldest daughter of David and Caroline O'Donovan. She is nineteen, about to start training to be a nurse, and eager to find a husband. She has prayed to St. Agnes for a suitable man, but so far her prayers have reaped no rewards.
When Karl Wagner, the incredibly handsome son of the local police chief, shows an interest in her, she is beyond happy. Meanwhile, Dr. Luke Peterson is the new doctor in town, a mild-mannered man who takes Kathleen under his wing as a medical assistant. Will Karl be all Kathleen hopes he will be? Will her relationship with Luke grow to something more?
With A Subtle Grace, Gable once again has crafted an engaging story you will want to read if you are a fan of Catholic suspense or romance.