Monday, September 16, 2013

Blog Tour: Her Dear and Loving Husband by Meredith Allard

Author: Meredith Allard
Publisher Copperfield PressDate of publication: April 1, 2011
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?
Her Dear and Loving Husband was a pretty quick read.  The story flows easily while slowly revealing everyone's secrets.  Although, there are enough hints in the first part of the book that the secrets aren't too surprising.  For the most part, I enjoyed the book.  I thought the love story between James and Sarah was very sweet, yet passionate.  I would have liked to know more about James and how he became what he was.  Perhaps in the next book?  
Taking place in Salem, MA, the story includes a lot of the history about the Salem witch trials. I actually found these parts of the story very interesting.  They were woven into the story seamlessly and didn't take away from the overall flow of the book. This book is the first in a trilogy.  I'll be tracking down the other two to see how James and Sarah's story continues.  Although, I was very happy with the ending in this one and felt it could be a stand alone.
About the author:
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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Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed Her Dear and Loving Husband!

Anonymous said...

Yes! I'm so glad you liked Her Dear & Loving Husband too! I hope you like the next two books too.