Her Dear and Loving Husband by Meredith Allard ~ Virtual Author Book Tour with review
Publisher Copperfield Press (April 1, 2011)
Series: Loving Husband, #1 (trilogy)
Category: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Some Historical
Tour Date: September, 2013
ISBN:9780615472607 Available in: Print & ebook, 268Pages
James Wentworth has a secret. He lives quietly in Salem, Massachusetts, making few ties with anyone. One night his private world is turned upside down when he meets Sarah Alexander, a dead ringer for his wife, Elizabeth. Though it has been years since Elizabeth’s death, James cannot move on.
Sarah also has a secret. She is haunted by nightmares about the Salem Witch Trials, and every night she is awakened by visions of hangings, being arrested, and dying in jail. Despite the obstacles of their secrets, James and Sarah fall in love. As James comes to terms with his feelings for Sarah, he must dodge accusations from a reporter desperate to prove that James is not who, or what, he seems to be. Soon James and Sarah piece their stories together and discover a mystery that may bind them in ways they never imagined. Will James make the ultimate sacrifice to protect Sarah and prevent a new hunt from bringing hysteria to Salem again?
Part historical fiction, part romance, part paranormal fantasy, Her Dear and Loving Husband is a story for anyone who believes that true love never dies.
My take on this book:
I am always a sucker for a great cover and "Her Dear and Loving Husband" has one of those covers that makes me think haunted house, something that I love reading about. While I loved the cover it was the story inside that kept me riveted! There was just enough mystery and intrigue from the beginning to hook me, but it was the paranormal aspects, along with the romance and well written characters that kept me turning the pages! Sarah Alexander was such an easy character to connect with.She moves to Salem, Mass after her divorce, and isn't looking to get involved with anyone,but is drawn to James Wentworth. She has been plagued with dreams/nightmares that revolve around the Salem Witch Trials. The author provides several twists that allows the plot to move along at a brisk pace. She does an amazing job of bringing the past to life, while keeping a firm hold on the present.I have always been interested in the Salem Witch Trials and it was obvious the author did her research in this area. In addition to the historical aspects, the romance was also very well done, a story that touched my heart! Overall,Ms. Allard provides readers with a suspense filled read, that is so much more than the average paranormal romance.
About Meredith Allard:
Meredith Allard has taught creative writing and writing historical fiction workshops at Learning Tree University, UNLV, and the Las Vegas Writers Conference. Her short fiction and articles have appeared in journals such as The Paumanok Review, Wild Mind, Moondance, Muse Apprentice Guild, The Maxwell Digest, CarbLite, Writer’s Weekly, and ViewsHound. She is the author of the Loving Husband Trilogy, Victory Garden, Woman of Stones, and My Brother’s Battle (Copperfield Press). She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit Meredith online at www.meredithallard.com.