Melody Grace Popular Books

Melody Grace Biography & Facts

Grace Marie Stanke (born April 30, 2002) is an American pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss America 2023 on December 15, 2022. A native of Wausau, Wisconsin, she is the third Miss Wisconsin to win the national title. She is a nuclear engineer and national advocate for nuclear power. Early life and education Stanke is a graduate of Wausau West High School. Her father is a civil engineer. She began competing as a local titleholder in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant circuit to improve her violin skills. Stanke was crowned Miss Wausau's Outstanding Teen in 2016, Miss Harbor Cities' Outstanding Teen in 2017, and finally Miss Wisconsin's Outstanding Teen 2017. Stanke started competing in the Miss America system again after she turned 18 to earn scholarship money. She competed at Miss Wisconsin 2021 as Miss Madison, where she was a semi-finalist. Stanke was crowned Miss Wisconsin 2022 on June 18, 2022 while representing Badgerland, becoming the first woman to hold both state Miss and Teen titles. In addition to the title, Stanke won Preliminary Talent and $12,500 in scholarships. She studied nuclear engineering at University of Wisconsin–Madison. Miss America 2023 On December 15, 2022, Stanke won the title of Miss America 2023 and a $50,000 scholarship. During the competition, Stanke received a preliminary talent award and a $2,500 scholarship for her classical violin performance of "Summer: III. Presto" from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi. She spent her year as Miss America raising awareness about nuclear power and zero-carbon energy sources. During her reign, Stanke visited nuclear power plants across the United States including the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Georgia, the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in western Arizona, and Hanford Site in Washington, and Energy Northwest in Washington. She also spoke about the benefits of nuclear power at the Dairyland Power Cooperative 2023 annual meeting in La Crosse, Wisconsin and at the American Nuclear Society's 2023 annual conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Stanke served as the Grand Marshal of the 36th Annual Arizona Public Service Electric Light Parade. During a 'Miss America World Tour', Stanke traveled to Canada, Fukushima, and COP28 in Dubai. In July 2023, Stanke interviewed with CNN about the "Barbenheimer" phenomenon and her experience with both pageants and nuclear science. In September 2023, Stanke lent some of her sashes, gowns, and crowns to the Marathon County Historical Society in her hometown for an exhibit there called 'A Woman Who Can'. During her reign, the Wall Street Journal declared Stanke "the new face of nuclear energy." Stanke was named to the 2024 Forbes 30 under 30 for Energy list. For her last appearance as Miss America (before the 2024 competition), Stanke spoke to sixth grade girls at elementary schools in Idaho Falls about STEM and nuclear engineering in a partnership with the Idaho National Laboratory. Stanke traveled over 270,000 miles during her year as Miss America. Nuclear Engineering Stanke completed her bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2024. She is currently a Nuclear Engineer for Constellation Energy. Stanke continues to advocate for nuclear power and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education across the United States. References External links Miss America official website. Discover the Melody Grace popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Melody Grace books.

Best Seller Melody Grace Books of 2024

  • Unstoppable synopsis, comments

    Unstoppable

    Melody Grace

    “A smalltown romance full of heart and heat!” Discover why millions of readers have fallen in love with Beachwood Bay in this passionate standalone love story. A search for a new ...

  • Uninhibited synopsis, comments

    Uninhibited

    Melody Grace

    Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with Melody Grace’s USA Today bestselling contemporary romances. Discover the passion and romance waiting for you in B...

  • The Oak Harbor Duet synopsis, comments

    The Oak Harbor Duet

    Melody Grace

    Welcome to the Oak Harbor Duet: two smalltown stories about love, passion, and risking it all… A special boxset edition from New York Times bestselling author Melody Grace, contain...

  • Unforgettable synopsis, comments

    Unforgettable

    Melody Grace

    Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with Melody Grace’s USA Today bestselling contemporary romances. Discover the passion and romance waiting for you in B...

  • Heartbreaker synopsis, comments

    Heartbreaker

    Melody Grace

    A passionate and emotional USA Today bestselling romance perfect for fans of Corinne Michaels, Bella Andre, and Jill Shalvis! They say that time heals a broken heart, but you try...

  • Summer in Sweetbriar Cove synopsis, comments

    Summer in Sweetbriar Cove

    Melody Grace

    "If you like Sweet Magnolias and Virgin River, you'll fall in love with Sweetbriar Cove!" SUMMER IN SWEETBRIAR COVE takes you to the charming small town on Cape Cod that’s home to ...

  • The Story of Us synopsis, comments

    The Story of Us

    Melody Grace

    Discover the recipe for love in this delectable holiday romance from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace! Natalie Diaz believes that life is sweet. It’s why she’s leav...

  • Unwritten synopsis, comments

    Unwritten

    Melody Grace

    Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with Melody Grace’s USA Today bestselling contemporary romances. Discover the passion and romance waiting for you in Beachw...

  • Unbroken synopsis, comments

    Unbroken

    Melody Grace

    "Mom always told me there are two kinds of love in this world: the steady breeze and the hurricane. Emerson Ray was my hurricane..."  Juliet McKenzie was an innocent eighteeny...

  • From This Moment synopsis, comments

    From This Moment

    Melody Grace

    Deck the halls in Sweetbriar Cove this holiday season with this romantic, feelgood novella from the USA Today bestselling series!  Rose Cardinelli thought she had happilyevera...

  • Unexpectedly Yours synopsis, comments

    Unexpectedly Yours

    Melody Grace

    Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with Melody Grace’s USA Today bestselling contemporary romances. Discover the passion and romance waiting for you in t...

  • How to Fix a Broken Record synopsis, comments

    How to Fix a Broken Record

    Amena Brown

    Allow God to heal the broken record of your soul, so you can step into your calling, speak up for what's right, and dance your own story of God's grace.What does the soundtrack in ...

  • All for You synopsis, comments

    All for You

    Melody Grace

    Perfect for fans of Bella Andre, Susan Mallery, and Mary Kay Andrews, ‘All for You’ is a deliciously feelgood beach read about a pastry chef finding love (and buttercream frosting)...

  • Simply Irresistible synopsis, comments

    Simply Irresistible

    Melody Grace

    "If you like Sweet Magnolias and Virgin River, you'll fall in love with Sweetbriar Cove!" Escape to Cape Cod with this feelgood romance about finding true love where you least exp...

  • Unconditional synopsis, comments

    Unconditional

    Melody Grace

    Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with Melody Grace’s bestselling contemporary romances. Discover the passion and romance waiting for you in Beachwood B...

  • Untamed Hearts synopsis, comments

    Untamed Hearts

    Melody Grace

    Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with Melody Grace’s USA Today bestselling contemporary romances. Discover the passion and romance waiting for you this...

  • The Only One synopsis, comments

    The Only One

    Melody Grace

    Find out why millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with Melody Grace’s bestselling contemporary romances! Brooke Delancey is looking for a fresh start. She’s pac...

  • Two Hearts synopsis, comments

    Two Hearts

    Melody Grace

    "If you like Sweet Magnolias and Virgin River, you'll fall in love with Sweetbriar Cove!" Begin a brand new chapter in the bestselling series and escape to Cape Cod for summertime....

  • No Ordinary Love synopsis, comments

    No Ordinary Love

    Melody Grace

    Take a trip to Cape Cod and fall in love with this STANDALONE summer romance from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace! For journalist Eliza Bennett, summers in Sweetbri...

  • Holiday Kisses synopsis, comments

    Holiday Kisses

    Melody Grace

    Spend the holidays in Sweetbriar Cove with this charming, romantic novella from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace! Hot British director Dash Everett needs inspiration...

  • Always Be Mine synopsis, comments

    Always Be Mine

    Melody Grace

    Watch love bloom in the new feelgood Sweetbriar Cove romance from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace! Actress Lila Moore is starting over. Escaping Hollywood scandal, ...

  • Meant to Be synopsis, comments

    Meant to Be

    Melody Grace

    Escape to Cape Cod with this feelgood contemporary romance from one of the writers of Netflix’s hit series, BRIDGERTON.   "If you like Sweet Magnolias and Virgin River, you'l...

  • Third Position synopsis, comments

    Third Position

    Melody Grace

    From New York Times bestselling author Melody Grace comes a story of passion, pleasure and gelato! Annalise came to Rome, Italy, for her career, but one chance encounter with sexy...

  • Forever Summer synopsis, comments

    Forever Summer

    Melody Grace

    Fall in love with summer at the Beachcomber Inn! Start a brandnew chapter in the bestselling series, and find out why millions of readers love returning to Sweetbriar Cove, the qui...

  • Christmas in Sweetbriar Cove synopsis, comments

    Christmas in Sweetbriar Cove

    Melody Grace

    Celebrate the holidays in Sweetbriar Cove with this festive romance collection, containing two sizzling smalltown holiday stories perfect for fans of Tessa Bailey, Sophie Kinsella...

  • Reckless Hearts synopsis, comments

    Reckless Hearts

    Melody Grace

    Discover the sexy, heartfelt smalltown romance perfect for fans of Bella Andre and Jill Shalvis! Delilah Morgan doesn’t believe in relationships but hot craftsman Will Montgomer...

  • One More Night synopsis, comments

    One More Night

    Melody Grace

    “If you like Sweet Magnolias and Virgin River, you’ll love Sweetbriar Cove!”  Fall for the irresistible feelgood summer romance from New York Times bestselling author, Melody ...

  • Second Position synopsis, comments

    Second Position

    Melody Grace

    From New York Times bestselling author Melody Grace comes a story of passion, pleasure and gelato! Annalise came to Rome, Italy, to pursue her dance career, but meeting Raphael ha...

  • With Every Heartbeat synopsis, comments

    With Every Heartbeat

    Melody Grace

    A romantic standalone novel about passion, ambition, and epic first love, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Sweetbriar Cove series! Annalise thought she knew what s...

  • Time After Time synopsis, comments

    Time After Time

    Melody Grace

    “If you like Virgin River and Sweet Magnolias, you’ll fall in love with Sweetbriar Cove!” Stella Hartley doesn’t believe in fairytales. After all, even Cinderella didn’t spend her ...

  • The Promise synopsis, comments

    The Promise

    Melody Grace

    Perfect for fans of ‘Me Before You’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, New York Times bestselling author Melody Grace brings together two people searching for a love that can overcome t...

  • Untouched synopsis, comments

    Untouched

    Melody Grace

    Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with Melody Grace’s USA Today bestselling contemporary romances. Discover the passion and romance waiting for you in B...

  • Wildest Dreams synopsis, comments

    Wildest Dreams

    Melody Grace

    Welcome to Sweetbriar Cove: the small town where true love is guaranteed!  Paige Bennett is ready for an adventure. She’s spent her life being the good girl, but after another...

  • Unmasked synopsis, comments

    Unmasked

    Melody Grace

    Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with Melody Grace’s USA Today bestselling contemporary romances. Discover the passion and romance waiting for you in B...

  • Saving Grace synopsis, comments

    Saving Grace

    Kristen Proby

    Sparks fly like snowflakes when a klutzy but gorgeous novice crosses skis with a hot resort owner in this tempting tiein to New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby’s popula...

  • Unwrapped synopsis, comments

    Unwrapped

    Melody Grace

    Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with Melody Grace’s USA Today bestselling contemporary romances. Discover the passion and romance waiting for you in t...

  • Unafraid synopsis, comments

    Unafraid

    Melody Grace

    Discover the passion and romance waiting for you in Beachwood Bay with this New York Times bestselling standalone story…  "The first time I saw her, I knew this girl was ...

  • Unrequited synopsis, comments

    Unrequited

    Melody Grace

    Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with Melody Grace’s USA Today bestselling contemporary romances. Discover the passion and romance waiting for you in t...

  • First Position synopsis, comments

    First Position

    Melody Grace

    From New York Times bestselling author Melody Grace comes a story of passion, pleasure and gelato! Annalise is at a crossroads. She’s dedicated her life to dance, but now she’s wo...

  • This Kiss synopsis, comments

    This Kiss

    Melody Grace

    Welcome to Sweetbriar Cove: the home of feelgood summer romance! Jenny Archer knows life isn’t a fairytale… so when a handsome Scotsman shows up on her doorstep in the middle of th...

  • Back to You synopsis, comments

    Back to You

    Melody Grace

    Can you take a second chance at first love? Find out in the irresistible new Sweetbriar Cove romance from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace! Cassie Kinsella can’t hel...