Her Dear & Loving Husband by Meredith Allard was the perfect novel for me. We have witches, vampires, past lives, and more! This is book one of a trilogy and thankfully all of the books are already published as I’m anxious to see what comes next. I listened to the audiobook of Her Dear & Loving Husband which is narrated by Laura Jennings who has a nice melodic tone of voice that I thought lent very well to the telling of this story. This is an interesting novel in that it encompasses a supernatural element but also leans towards the serious in its discussions of the Salem Witch Trials.
Sarah has always felt drawn to Salem so once she’s divorced she decides to move there for a while. There are also those horrible nightmares of the hangings and being jailed in the Salem Witch Trials that haunt Sarah’s dreams. Apparently she had an ancestor that died in the Salem Witch Trials. Could it be that if she spends time in Salem she may be able to shed some light on what exactly her dreams mean?
Shortly after her arrival she meets a few witches who befriend her and mean to help her decipher her dreams. What she doesn’t expect though when she’s out walking is to be accosted by a man calling her by a different name. Even worse than that this appears to be the same man from her dreams. What could it all mean? The man James is overcome by the sight of Sarah as she looks exactly like his wife. His wife that he lost years ago and simply can’t forget. Who is this woman Sarah and why does she look and even act like his long lost wife Elizabeth? As the two spend time together more and more of the past comes to light and they find that they may have more in common than even they could have imagined.
Of course you can’t have a story about Salem without the age old question of whether or not witches and vampires actually exist there. The author has seamlessly woven historical detail about the Salem Witch Trials into a fictional story that captured my attention from beginning to end. I have long been fascinated with the Salem Witch Trials and I always enjoy books that touch on them in any way. To have a great story that gave me goosebumples at times was even better.
Her Dear & Loving Husband is a great pick if you enjoy novels about the Salem Witch Trials along with the added excitement of the supernatural! I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to get to the next two books in the series. If you have the chance to listen to the audio you really should as it is really well done!
Her Dear & Loving Husband by Meredith Allard is on tour with Premier Author Virtual Book Tours so be sure and visit the other tour stops to see what others thought of the book. You can connect with Meredith on her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Your own copy of Her Dear & Loving Husband can be purchased at Amazon and Amazon Canada while the audiobook can be picked up at Audible.com.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (Print copy-US only, eBook-US/Canada)
I have one copy of Her Dear & Loving Husband by Meredith Allard up for giveaway. A print copy is available to US entrants only while an eBook copy is open to both US and Canadian entrants. To enter…
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This giveaway is open to US residents (print copy or eBook) and Canadian residents (eBook copy only) – No PO boxes and I will draw for the winner on September 22/13. Good luck!
Source: Audiobook copy from my personal library. Giveaway is provided by the author. No compensation was received for this review and all opinions are my own.