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THE LADY WHO LIVED AGAIN
The Sole Survivor Series #1
Releasing Dec 8th, 2015
Doctor Jace Merrick has fled the failures and futility of city life to start anew in rural Misty Lake. A man of science, he rejects the superstitious chatter surrounding Maddie and finds himself drawn to her confidence and beauty. And when she seduces him into a sham engagement, he agrees to be her ticket back into society, if she supports his new practice—and reveals the details of her remarkable recovery. But when his patients begin to heal miraculously, Jace may have to abandon logic, accept the inexplicable—and surrender to a love beyond reason…
A three-time RWA Golden Heart nominee, Thomasine Rappold writes historical romance and historical romance with paranormal elements. She lives with her husband in a small town in upstate New York that inspired her current series. When she’s not spinning tales of passion and angst, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing on one of the nearby lakes, and basking on the beach in Cape Cod. Thomasine is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Capital Region Romance Writers. Readers can find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter: @ThomRappold.
A captivating mixture of paranormal and historical romance, The Lady Who Lived Again by Thomasine Rappold grabbed my attention from the first page and never let go. The first book in a new series, Ms. Rappold’s story is filled with colorful characters, sharp dialogue and a scintillating romance. Set in a small town in upstate New York, showcasing the best and worst of small town living, Ms. Rappold’s Soul Survivor series is off to a promising start.Ms. Rappold does a good job introducing us to her characters right from the start. A young woman who survived a catastrophic accident that claimed the life of three of her best friends, Madeleine Sutter, is both emotionally and physical strong. She’s also beautiful, intelligent and very lonely due to the small minded nature of several people in town. I easily connected with her from the start and enjoyed watching her character develop like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon. Especially since she’s “come back” from death with a “gift” she keeps a secret.Ms. Rappold also did a good job developing Jace Merrick, the new doctor in town, who quickly finds himself attracted to both Madeleine and the mystery behind her accident, recovery and reputation. A man of science, who both wants to heal his patients and change the brutal nature of disease, Jace is intelligent, curious and somewhat flawed. He’s also somewhat of a womanizer who only misses one thing from living and working in a big city hospital, the nurses. While I liked Jace and had no problems connecting with his character, I wasn’t always sure he was a good fit for Madeleine. At least at the very beginning.The attraction and romance between Madeleine and Jace is well developed and felt natural. The story is well paced and I liked how Ms. Rappold brought Madeleine and Jace into each other’s everyday life so that they could get to know each other better. I also liked how it gave us a chance to get to know the characters in town better as we got to watch them interact with Madeleine and Jace as individuals and as a couple. The secondary characters are well written and several of them prove to be very challenging to deal with.Will Madeleine share the secret behind her recovery and her “gift”? Will Jace accept that there might be things in life science can’t explain? And will their attraction and romance turn into something more permanent? You’ll have to read The Lady Who Lived Again to find out. I loved it and can’t wait to read the next book in this series.
My Rating: 5 out 5 Stars
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher as a part of a book tour for a fair and honest review, which in no way influenced my opinion of the reading material provided.