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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

*[Blog Tour Review] The Immortal American (The Immortal American Series, #1) by L.B. Joramo


The Immortal American (The Immortal American Series, #1)
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Summary:
 
As black clouds gather for America in 1775 Violet Buccleuch transforms from simple colonial farmer to become the Immortal American.
While Boston roars with protests, Violet Buccleuch fights to survive. The lone provider for her mother and sister, Violet knows that soon enough she must surrender to the only option a woman of 1775 has: marriage.

For two years she's delayed a wedding to Mathew Adams, her fiancé. He’s loved her since they were children, and Violet knows he will be a good husband. But he’s gone and committed the most dangerous mistake a man can make: He’s introduced her to his friend, Jacque Beaumont, a Frenchman and a spy, a dark, dangerous man Violet can’t stop herself from wanting.

Then Violet’s life is shattered--brutality, death, and the threat of debtor’s prison surround her. Both Jacque and Mathew come to her aid--one man rescues her farm, the other rescues her heart. As the Battle of Concord rages at her door, Violet is entangled between her loyalty to Mathew, even as she's drawn further into Jacque's shadowy, mysterious world – perhaps a world from which there's no return.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 304 pages (Paperback)
Source: Review Copy
Available Formats: Print/E-book
Publication Date: April 1st 2013 by Sunshine Boys
 
The Immortal American is the first novel I've read set during the Revolutionary War which is an era that I'm not all that familiar with seeing as I'm Canadian and I know the bare minimum about the time period and when I say bare minimum I think I know all of 5 facts about it. That being said it's no surprise that I went into reading this one with an air of enthusiasm wanting to learn about a time and place I know next to nothing about.
 
The Immoral American was a strong debut by author L.B. Joramo and one that I'm very glad to have signed up to read for the blog tour. Joramo took me back in time with her writing and let me experience a different era alongside her strong, intelligent main character Violet who is dealt more than one cruel twist of fate. Violet wasn't afraid to stand up for herself and prove that she's just as spirited as any wild animal and I absolutely loved that about her she was so realistic it was as though I could actually see her next to me while the story was going on.
 
Apart from Violet, the other characters were equally as well developed and interesting. We all know that North America in 1775 was no picnic and both the land and the people were rougher and the author showed that people had a lot more to lose back in those times and that added to the whole atmosphere of the novel one thing that I really noticed was how easy the dialogue flowed when the characters were talking to each other as it can be hard to make characters "sound" a certain way to fit the time period.
 
The plot was engaging and enthralling. The fast paced nature of the novel suited the story well. It was neither too fast nor too slow but just the speed I enjoy my novels to be. It kept me on my toes because I didn't really know where the author was going with it which was great for me since predictability in historical fiction is a big no no for me. I was also surprised by the fact that I did not mind the love triangle that features prominently in the story as much as I usually would.
 
Overall, I very much enjoyed this novel from debut author L.B. Joramo. The fact that she was able to whisk me away to another place, connect so well with not just the characters but their own stories and the main plot line overall.
 
I would recommend The Immortal American to fans of historical fiction set in the 1700s. Theirs romance, a wee bit of mystery and if you're looking for a novel to read that is both plot and character driven I highly suggest giving this first book in The Immortal Americans series a try and I am anxiously awaiting book two in the series.
 
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my free and honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.

Really Liked It!
★★★★
 
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Author Bio:
 
Lanita Joramo
I live in the Big Sky state, where I write, research, and love watching my son grow. I do live a bit of a fairy tale right now. Even with all the stress of deadlines, I live in a home where birds serenade me every day, my son amazes me with his humor, and I am doing exactly what I want—writing.
 
 

6 comments:

  1. Great review :) This sounds like my type od reading because I love historical romance :)
    Ruty@Reading...Dreaming

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  2. Thank you so much for the review! It makes my head spin. In a good way, of course!

    Your blog is the prettiest blog I might have ever seen, by the way. Love it!

    Once again, thank you! I hope you have a lovely day!
    Lanita Joramo

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  3. I loved, loved this book and completely agree with the great review! It's the most amazing love triangle I've read since Twilight! :) I highly recommend it too and am thrilled to have found this blog!

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  4. Great review! Best wishes with your book!!

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  5. Oh interesting. You really don't see too many novels set in that time period. Enjoyed the little look into it! Great review Kimberly :)

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