Monday, July 21, 2014

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: The Loving Husband Trilogy Box Set by Meredith Allard



The Loving Husband Trilogy 
Box Set- All Three Books
by Meredith Allard

Genre: paranormal romance
Publisher: Copperfield Press
Date of Publication: 6/10/14
Cover Artist: LFD Designs

Book Description:

Meredith Allard’s beloved bestselling paranormal/historical Loving Husband Trilogy is now available together for the first time, with bonus material about the series. The collection includes the full texts of Her Dear & Loving Husband, Her Loving Husband’s Curse, and Her Loving Husband’s Return, plus a Q&A with Meredith Allard, series inspirations, and discussion questions. The Loving Husband Trilogy Box Set will please the most devoted James and Sarah Wentworth fans as well as fans new to the series.

Book One: Her Dear & Loving Husband

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. Do vampires and witches live in Salem? Will James make the ultimate sacrifice to protect Sarah and prevent a new hunt from bringing hysteria to Salem again? 

Book Two: Her Loving Husband’s Curse

How far will you go to protect the one you love?

Finally, after many long and lonely years, vampire James Wentworth's life is falling into place. Together with his wife, Sarah, the only woman he has ever loved, he has found the meaning behind her nightmares about the Salem Witch Trials, and now they are rebuilding the life they began together so long ago. 

But the past is never far behind for the Wentworths. While Sarah is haunted by new visions, now about the baby she carried over three hundred years before, James is confronted with painful memories from his time with the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears. Through it all, the persistent reporter Kenneth Hempel reappears, still determined to prove that the undead walk the earth. If Hempel succeeds in his quest, James and Sarah will suffer. Will the curse of the vampire prevent James and Sarah from living their happily ever after? 

Book Three: Her Loving Husband’s Return

What would you do to return to the only one you have ever loved?

Vampire James Wentworth’s secret is no longer a secret, and now he and his beloved wife, Sarah, have been separated. While suffering his own internment, James is reminded of his time with Japanese-Americans in the Manzanar Relocation Camp during World War II, and he cannot allow the past to repeat itself. With the help of his friends—Chandresh, Jocelyn, Timothy, even the irreverent Geoffrey—James learns what it means to return, and he is determined to return to his Sarah no matter the challenges—or the consequences. In the end, it may be up to Olivia, the most powerful of witches, to grant James’s most fervent wish. Will James and Sarah be reunited once and for all despite the madness surrounding them?

REVIEW

To read my review of the Book One: Her Dear & Loving Husband go here. Go here to read my review of Book Two: Her Loving Husband’s Curse.

I can't even begin to tell you guys how much I love this series. All of these books are filled with interesting historical facts and one of the the most beautiful love stories that I have had the privilege to read. All three times that I have begun one of these books, I have been sucked in to a flash of James remembering his experiences of historical periods that we only know in history books. It has been an enjoyable ride through history.

This book picks up where the last left off with all of the vampires being rounded up, just as the Japanese were in WWII and taken to holding camps which were a lot like the interment camps the Japanese were held in. I am a history buff of some sort and love reading about history in the fiction that I read and this one was so interesting. It was fun to read about James's time volunteering in the Japanese camp teaching the high school kids night classes. This is where he made a friend that would later come back as a grandmother to help James and his friends. The whole time James is at the camp, Sarah is finding out more and more about James past. And it was very colorful indeed. But no matter what he did, it was always to  helped people that desperately needed help. And then they in return were there for him when he needed them. That just shows you that you reap what you sow.

There is so much that I could say but I don't want to re tell the story for you. Meredith has written such an inspiring paranormal love story with a lot of underlying lessons that we could all learn. And the wonderful and not so wonderful at times, history if our country. This all intertwined with wonderful love story spanning hundreds of years. If you haven't started this series DO SO RIGHT NOW!! They are wonderful books!

 5 HOOTS
 for Her Loving Husband’s Return & FOR THE ENTIRE Loving Husband Trilogy!







About the Author:

Meredith Allard is the author of the best-selling novels The Loving Husband Trilogy, Victory Garden, Woman of Stones, and My Brother’s Battle (Copperfield Press). She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from California State University, Northridge. She has taught writing to students aged ten to sixty, and she has taught creative writing and writing historical fiction seminars at Learning Tree University, UNLV, and the Las Vegas Writers Conference. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.





GIVEAWAY!

5 digital copies of the trilogy box set 


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1 comments:

Meredith Allard said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Her Loving Husband's Return. I appreciate all of your support for the whole trilogy!