Book Review & Giveaway: Her Dear & Loving Husband by Meredith Allard

September 18, 2013 Uncategorized 0

Genres: Paranormal, Romance
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About the book:

  • Her Dear & Loving Husbandher dear and loving husband
  • by Meredith Allard
  • Category: Paranormal Romance / Fantasy
  • Pages: 292
  • Expected Publication: April 19th 2011
  • Publisher: Copperfield Press
  • Rating: 4/5
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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 Thoughts:

I love this book! I go gaga over everything and anything having to do with the Salem Witch Trials and this was so interesting on top of the setting. The characters were fabulous and I could really feel them, and the plot was something that I enjoyed digging into. And to add paranormal into an already wonderful story was like icing on the cake for me.

The relationship between James and Sarah is an evolving and enjoyable one. They are fantastic together and I loved them even more as I got to know about them.

Now, don’t get me wrong about the Salem Witch Trials. There is not so much in here that you will be bogged down by the history. It adds so much to the story and Meredith was able to do it in such a way as to never take away from what is going on. The only downside is that the plot was a little on the slow side, although, I did find it still interesting.

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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

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