Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BOOK TOUR [REVIEW] Her Loving Husband’s Curse by Meredith Allard

Her Loving Husband’s Curse
Publisher Copperfield Press (April 25, 2012)
Series: Loving Husband, #2 (trilogy)
Category: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Some Historical
Tour Date: April, 2014
ISBN: 978-0615613680
Available in: Print & ebook,  300 Pages

And then, as if he could read her mind, he said, “We’ll be all right, Sarah. Just the two of us. I’ll never leave you ever.”

Finally, after many long and lonely years, 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?

Her Loving Husband’s Curse is Book Two of The Loving Husband Trilogy. Book One, Her Dear & Loving Husband, and Book Three, Her Loving Husband’s Return, are also available from Copperfield Press.

Praise for Her Loving Husband’s Curse:

“I really enjoyed the first book in this trilogy and have been looking forward to reading the second. I really didn’t want the first one to end.  So much happened in this story I was completely wrapped up in it. I found myself getting teary eyed more than once and this time not because I was happy like before but because what was happening to James and Sarah was pretty devastating.  Needless to say, I don’t want to give any more away but I will say this, I am anxiously awaiting the last book in the trilogy. I feel like I have become invested in James, Sarah, Jennifer, Olivia and the whole groups lives. I want to know what happens next and I want my happily ever after darn it!”-Kindlemom, My Healthy Obession

“Filled with research, real events and a plot that is so interesting you won’t stop reading it until you are finished once again author Meredith Allard pens a five star novel which brings to light the issues of friendship, loyalty, prejudice, hate, deceit, lies and true love. Which prevails? Read the book and decide for yourself.”- Fran Lewis, Gabina49′s Blog

“I must say I was absolutely blown away with the first two books in this amazing trilogy. It has everything I love to read about, vampires, witches, Salem, mystery, a great love story, magic, werewolves, and twists & turns like you would never see coming cause I didn’t.  It always impresses me when an author puts so much time and effort into their research and writes with accurate times, dates and the stories being told are accurate as well.   Leading into book two it wasn’t just another story about vampires, werewolves and witches. It was much more than that, yes it’s a Paranormal novel but it also tells of a story that can be very much related to today’s times, of what other cultures have to go through when their culture is not understood and people are scared of what they have heard through gossip or word of mouth, not by getting to know a person and understanding for themselves, seeing a person for who they really are not what they are.  I really did not want the story to end, I was bonding with the characters, with their situation, cheering on their love story and for the fairy tale ending, but of course it being the second book I was left with a cliffhanger that left my jaw hanging open. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the last chapter. I can’t wait for the third book to come out and hope it’s soon. This really is a must read and I know you will all enjoy it as much as I did!!!“-Natalie, Purple Jelly Bean Reviews

“First off, let me say that this book was phenomenal. It incorporates some of my favorite things: vampires, witches, and love.  Throughout the novel, there are snippets from letters James had written to his deceased wife, and mostly centered around the US government’s rounding up of Indians to be put on reservations and the “Trail of Tears.” I particularly loved this part, because it incorporated real, historical fact into this novel. Fact that sets up the remainder of the book, and facts that we were never taught in school.  The book moves pretty fast, and I couldn’t put it down. It was a testament to true love, and that love will find you wherever you are.  A very enjoyable book that everyone should read!“-Jennifer Irving, Mis-Adventures of a Twin Mommy

This is probably one of my favorite historical love stories that I have had a privilege of reading. After reading Her Dear and Loving Husband I could not wait to read Her Loving Husband's Curse. Finally I got the opportunity and now I cannot wait to find time to read the third one. Like the first book this is a wonderful spun story with history and a little paranormal fiction into a beautiful story of love that has stood the test of hundreds of years and is still as strong if not stronger than ever.

This story begins with Sarah and her vampire husband James Wentworth, both are living happy lives and thinking about adopting a baby. James is an English professor at Salem State University in Massachusetts and Sarah is a university librarian. Unfortunately in this book Kenneth Hempel, the reporter from the first book is back with a vengeance.  His mission is to discover the truth about vampires. Now he says that he has proof that vampires exist, and this time he's naming names. Like in the first story Meredith reflects upon  Sarah and her place in the Salem Witch Trials and in Her Loving Husband's Curse shows flashbacks of James’s time on the Trail Of Tears.

I really enjoyed getting to know the secondary characters especially Jennifer and Olivia. Finding out more about how they are connected to James. Learning about Chandresh and his “Trail of Tears” was so interesting. Dr. Masters was another one that was very interesting to me; He helped Sarah and James even though he knew nothing about them.  

Meredith's writing ability gave me a front row seat to a beautifully written love story that played out so vividly in my mind, I believe I was watching it on a screen. I love, love, love this series and would recommend it to anyone that enjoys mixing history, the paranormal, and love into one wonderful book that you can’t put down until you read the last final words with tears in your eyes. I know you will love it as much as I did. 

5 HOOTS for Her Loving Husbands Curse!

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.

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Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you loved 'Her Loving Husband's Curse'!

Anonymous said...

Yeay! I'm so glad you liked Book Two too! I hope you like Her Loving Husband's Return as well. Thanks for being part of the tour.