State of Grace (First Family Series, Book 2)

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22 reviews

About this ebook

Christmas at the White House Wouldn’t Be Complete Without a Murder or Two…

The holiday season is under way in Washington, D.C., but Metro Police Lieutenant Sam Holland is busier than ever as she contends with the murder of a well-liked wife, mother and businesswoman found bound, gagged and dead for quite some time inside her minivan, miles from her home. Who could’ve wanted her dead badly enough to make her suffer for days before she died? Sam is determined to close the vexing case before a much-needed vacation with her family, but the universe has other ideas when a second murder—this one someone she knows—has her wondering if the vacation is going to happen.

Meanwhile, Sam’s husband, President Nick Cappuano, deals with the first national tragedy on his watch, forcing him on the record on a contentious issue as he fills the role of comforter-in-chief to a nation reeling from another senseless act of violence. All the while, a custody battle for the twins he and Sam took in after their parents’ murder is looming, casting a dark cloud over everything this holiday season. With chaos swirling all around them, will Sam and Nick be able to pull off a big family Christmas at the White House?

As always, Sam and Nick turn to each other for comfort in the storm that is their life together. Join Sam, Nick, Scotty, Elijah, Aubrey, Alden and Skippy, the First Dog, as they celebrate a Christmas like no other. 

Ratings and reviews

22 reviews
Erin Lewis
December 31, 2021
5 Star Review of State of Grace (First Family #2) by Marie Force AUDIO REVIEW: I couldn’t wait to dive in to State of Grace as Nick and Sam celebrate Christmas with their family and friends in the White House. This was a great book and one that I listened to in almost one go. Eve Kaminsky did a great job bringing the story to life for me and her voice is easy to listen too. It was so great to be back in the world of Nick and Sam, their family and friends, it really is like coming home when I read these books. Nick and Sam are so well suited to each other and their love continues to grow whilst living complicated and at times dangerous lives. Ms. Force delivered a story that had me on an tender hooks with twists and turns that could change the course of Nick and Sam’s lives forever. Their relationship continues to grow an is as passionate and intense as always. You cannot help but be drawn into this story and as always I loved catching up with Sam, Nick, Scotty, the Littles and their extended family.
2 people found this review helpful
December 21, 2021
Wow!! This series just gets better and better, and I'm loving the new mix of Nick's presidential life along with Sam working homicide cases and balancing her role as first lady and mum. And State of Grace did not scrimp on the homicide investigation which was as usual on point and utterly compelling. But so was everything else, and at times I was laughing out loud at the banter between Sam and Freddie and crying as Nick deals with a horrific incident that brings gun control to the forefront and breaks Nick and Sam's hearts. But of course there was plenty of holiday cheer too as the new first family celebrate their first Christmas in the White House with all their family and friends. And I was hooked from the very first page to the last. But seriously did it have to end on that bombshell? Would definitely recommend.
Jennifer Thompson
January 4, 2022
When is this going to be available in audiobook format? Nevermind; bought it on Ibooks audio.

About the author

Marie Force was born in Newport, Rhode Island and grew up in neighboring Middletown. She graduated from Middletown High School in 1984, and attended the University of Rhode Island, where she double majored in both journalism and political science. She graduated in 1988 and went to work for a local community newspaper, where she learned a great deal about writing and editing. Marie went on to earn a master's degree in public administration through a program offered by the University of Maryland. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a communications director for a non-profit organization and editor-in-chief of a national trade magazine. She is a member of RWA's New England, From the Heart and Published Authors Special Interest Chapters. She is the author of several bestselling series including the McCarthys of Gansett Island, Green Mountain, the Treading Water Trilogy and The Fatal Series. In 2015, her novel And I Love Her was listed on the New York Times Bestseller list. Marie's novel Desire after Dark, part of the McCarthy's of Gansett Island Series, became a 2016 New York Times Bestseller along with her stand alone novel, Sex Machine.

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