Saturday, October 8, 2011

Review: Her Dear & Loving Husband by Meredith Allard


Title:  Her Dear & Loving Husband
Author:  Meredith Allard
Genre:  Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy
Pages:  235
Published:  April 2011
Publisher:  Copperfield Press
Source:  via Bewitching Book Tours for book tour & review

Synopsis:

How long would you wait for the one you loved?

Her Dear & Loving Husband, the new novel from Meredith Allard, is part literary fiction, part historical fiction, part romance, and part paranormal fantasy. With elements of Twilight and The Crucible, Her Dear & Loving Husband is a story for anyone who believes that true love never dies.

James Wentworth has a secret. He lives quietly in Salem, Massachusetts, making few ties anywhere. 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. With the help of their friends, witches Jennifer and Olivia, 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?

This was a really intriguing and unique read.  It combined all of my favorite things - romance, vampires, history and of course witches!  Sarah has always felt drawn to Salem, and after her divorce she decides to move to the town of Salem. 

Her first night in Salem while driving home a glimpse of a beautiful old home that she swears she has seen before.  Little does she knows this house will play a huge part in her new life!!  James meets Sarah through the library where they both spend a great deal of time.  Her a librarian - him a professor.  James is also the proud owner of the double gabled home that Sarah has been so fascinated with.

I really enjoyed this story - Meredith tied together so many different elements to make this story very unique.  The characters are well written, and engaging - they draw you into the story and keep you hooked right up until the last page.  I love the budding relationship between James and Sarah; and how they have to deal with some incredible events.  The secondary characters - Jennifer, Timothy and Olivia are amazing!  They play such an important role with helping Sarah overcome her nightmares and see what is really hidden in her memories and subconscious. 

If you love Vampires, Witches, romance, and history - you will love this story!  I highly recommend this to everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Aislynn! I just wanted to thank you for your review of Her Dear & Loving Husband. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. You have a great website here and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.

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