The Immortal American is the debut novel of L.B. Joramo and the first in what is to be The Immortal American Series. I thoroughly enjoyed the adventure to another time and place that the author took me on. The time in history that the novel took place, the characters, and especially the atmosphere of the novel all lend to it being the kind of book that keeps you turning the pages faster and faster until the very end!
The year is 1775 and Violet Buccleuch is not your average woman. She’s feisty, tough, and can shoot a gun just as well, if not better, than a man. She has also been very well educated by her father which was very unusual for a woman at this time in history when marriage was really all women had to envision for their future. Violet works hard on the family farm to make a life for herself, her sister, and her mother especially since her father’s death. One of the reasons she has finally agreed to marry her longtime fiance Matthew is to secure a stable future for them. The two have known each other since they were young children and Matthew has loved her for as long as he can remember. Violet loves him but fears that it’s not quite in the same way. Yet she knows that she will have a good and happy life with him so why can’t she just commit to a date and marry him?
With the protests raging in Boston and Matthew involved in it all he brings into their lives a man he met and considers a friend. This man is Jacque Beaumont. Jacque is a spy who has come to help in any way he can. Violet is immediately taken with this dark, dangerous, and handsome man. When Matthew leaves her with Jacque they also learn that they have a lot in common like books and discussing all matters of subjects. It isn’t long before they are spending a lot of time with each other and both are harboring deep feelings that can never be realized without hurting Matthew. When tragedy strikes for Violet she realizes just how much she does love Matthew but it seems that Jacque cannot let go of his love for her. As Violet learns more about the dark and murky past of Jacque and is pulled further and further into his world she begins to wonder if she’ll ever find her way out.
This was a good read for me and I really liked Violet so I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. If you enjoy a little bit of history with a hint of mystery and a strong heroine then this is a book you may want to try! The Immortal American by L.B. Joramo is touring with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours so be sure to pop into the other tour stops to see what they think of the book. Be sure to check out L.B. Joramo’s website and blog and she can also be found on Facebook, and Twitter. You can pick up your own copy of The Immortal American at Amazon and Amazon Canada (you can’t beat the Kindle price of .99!).
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Source: Review copy provided by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours and the Publisher. No compensation was received and all opinions are my own.