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Today it is my immense pleasure to kick off the tour for Her Loving Husband’s Curse by Meredith Allard!

Book Description:

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.

Read the Prologue: http://meredithallard.com/2012/03/27/her-loving-husbands-curse-giveaway/

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

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.

Meredith on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormeredithallard
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eredith on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/meredithallard/

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Thanks to Meredith Allard, I am giving away one copy of ‘Her Loving Husband’s Curse’ in print or ebook.  This giveaway is open internationally however you must be a resident of Canada or the U.S. to be eligible for print.  This giveaway ends May 3, 2014.  Please use Rafflecopter to enter.
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Giveaway Winners Galore

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Thanks so much to all the authors, publishers, and publicists for all of the awesome giveaways! They are so much fun to host and I know my readers appreciate them!!
Thanks to everyone who entered the following giveaways! Winners, please reply to the email I sent you today within 48 hours to claim your books. After 2 days you will be disqualified and a new winner will be picked. Rafflecopter picks all winners using Random.org.

Running With the Enemy by Lloyd Lofthouse

The Winner is Anne B.

John Smith: Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars by Roland Hughes

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Fallen Beauty by Erika Robuck

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THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY by Denise Kiernan

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Book Description:

Publication Date: February 4, 2013
Devon House Press
Paperback; 332p
ISBN-10: 061558361X

During the second half of the 16th century, a wealthy widow by the name of Doña Antonia Nissim is arrested and charged with being a secret Jew. The punishment? Death by burning. Enter Suleiman the Magnificent, an Ottoman “Schindler,” and the most celebrated sultan in all of Turkish history. With the help of the Sultan, the widow and her children manage their escape to Istanbul. Life is seemingly idyllic for the family in their new home, that is, until the Sultan’s son meets and falls in love with Tamar, Doña Antonia’s beautiful and free-spirited granddaughter. A quiet love affair ensues until one day, the girl vanishes.
Over four centuries later, thirty-two year old Selim Osman, a playboy prince with a thriving real estate empire, is suddenly diagnosed with a life-theatening condition. Abandoning the mother of his unborn child, he vanishes from Istanbul without an explanation. In a Manhattan hospital, he meets Hannah, a talented artist and the daughter of a French Holocaust survivor. As their story intertwines with that of their ancestors, readers are taken back to Nazi-occupied Paris, and to a sea-side village in the Holy Land where a world of secrets is illuminated. 

Theirs is a love that has been dormant for centuries, spanning continents, generations, oceans, and religions. Bound by a debt that has lingered through time, they must right the wrongs of the past if they’re ever to break the shackles of their future
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My Thoughts:

The Debt of Tamar opens in 16th century Spain, during the Inquisition.  Doña Antonia Nissim is released into Turkey by the demand of Suleiman the Magnificent.  Her daughter , Reyna and nephew, Jose meet her as she is helped off the ship.  They are now free to practice Judaism freely but are they totally free?  Jose and Reyna marry and have a daughter, Tamar.  When Tamar is a teenager Jose makes a decision, he thinks is best for the family but sets off  ‘The Sultan’s Curse’ with consequences spanning over many centuries.

The book jumps from the 16th century, to present day, to the 1940’s and again to present day. I get why the author did that but I did get annoyed at times.  I would have likes a few more details up front upon arriving at each time frame but those came out as the book skips around.
Other than the the writing was beautiful.  Nicle Dweck has a knack for capturing time and landscape and framing them for her reader.  I would have liked to get to know some of the characters more.  We never even find out what actually happens to Tamar. I wish we had.

I still highly recommend The Debt of Tamar.  It truely is a beautiful book that I had a hard time putting down, most of the time.  I would love to read more by Nicole Dweck.

4/5

I received the ebook version of this book for my honest opinion.

About Nicole Dweck:
 
Nicole Dweck is a writer whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country.

The Debt of Tamar, her debut novel, was a two-time finalist in the UK’s Cinnamon Press Novel Award Competition. It has also received an honorable award mention in the category of Mainstream/Literary Fiction from Writers Digest and was the highest rated book for two weeks running on the Harper Collin’s “Authonomy” website. 

Nicole lives in New York City with her husband and son. 
 
Connect with Nicole on Goodreads.
 
Thanks to Amy Bruno of Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours, I am giving away one print copy of The Debt of Tamar.  This giveaway is open to the U.S. only and ends on April 11, 2014.  Please use Rafflecopter to enter.

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