Her Dear and Loving Husband Book Review

Book Summary: 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.

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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.

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My Review:

From the book summary I was hooked as I am really like reading about Salem and the witch trials. One day I would love to visit Salem especially in October for some of their events.  The author must have put a lot of research into this novel when she was writing it, as there are lots of facts of the witch trials and the scenes were well described where you really felt like you were walking with the characters. Each character I felt I really got to know through the author and found it very interesting the way the author connected Sarah and James together. Sarah moves to Salem after a divorce, she also wanted to look up an ancestor that was tried in the witch trials. Sarah found some places and people were already familiar to her even though she had never been to Salem. The way the author switched back and forth between dreams and people flowed really well and was easy to follow.

I love that the book wasn't just about witches and that there were more paranormal involved. It also wasn't a story line that I have read before. When I was reading it I decided to pop on Goodreads to see what else the author wrote and realized this is the first book in the series and I am excited to see how this story plays out over the next two books. It is a romance, paranormal, history novel that was well, moved at a great pace, kept the reader interested in the story line.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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

  2. Anonymous10:11 PM

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Jennifer. I'm so glad you liked the book!


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