Monday, April 15, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: JESSIE'S WAR by Meggan Connors


PhotobucketThis post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Meggan will be awarding a silver pocket watch pendant and a cameo choker, and a signed paperback copy of The Marker, her historical romance to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. (US/CANADA ONLY) Please click the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

She's about to become a pawn in a brutal game between nations...

The American Civil War has raged for more than ten years. The outcast daughter of a famous inventor, Jessica White has struggled to salvage what little remains of her life. Then, one cold winter night, the lover she'd given up for dead returns, claiming the Union Army bought the plans for her father's last invention. But he's not the only one who lays claim to the device, for the Confederacy wants the invention as well. Both sides will kill to have it.

...And only he can save her.

As an agent for the Union Army, Luke Bradshaw is a man who will use whomever and whatever is at his disposal in order to complete his mission. An attack by Confederate soldiers ensures that Jessie will turn to him for help, but Luke can't help but wonder about the secrets she keeps--and if those secrets will ultimately prove fatal.

This book brings you into a world of airships, gears, high tech Civil War intrigue. I was swept into this world--so different from the Civil War I'm familiar of--and she made it believable.

I loved the characters--even the secondary characters were richly drawn. I would love to read more about Elizabeth and Mordecai Jameson's story, not to mention the other men in Luke's team. And, Jessie and Luke.... they are the couple you find yourself rooting for and pulling for and crying over.  Meggan makes you feel the pain and betrayal that Jessie went through.

The romance is strong, there's a touch of paranormal that caught me by surprise, and the story is compelling. Meggan Connors is a new-to-me author, but I will definitely be on the look out for more of her books.



About the Author:
Meggan Connors is a wife, mother, teacher and award-winning author who writes primarily historical and steampunk romances. As a history buff with a love of all things historical, she enjoys visiting both major and obscure museums, and reading the histories of the Old West and the British Isles. She makes her home in the Wild West with her lawman husband, two children, and a menagerie of pets. When she's not writing, she can usually be found hiking in the mountains, playing in the snow, or with her nose in a book. Favorite vacation destinations include the sun-kissed hills of California, any place with a castle or a ghost (and both is perfect!), and the windswept Oregon coast.

Website: www.MegganConnors.com
Twitter: @megganconnors

7 comments:

Andra Lyn said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I'm intrigued by the "touch of paranormal" you mention!

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Meggan Connors said...

Thanks for stopping by, Andra! And thanks for hosting, Judy!

Ingeborg said...

The book sounds very intriguing, I'm looking forward to reading it.

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Meggan Connors said...

Thanks for stopping by, Ingeborg!

Sarah said...

This book does sound good! I am looking forward to giving it a read. Thanks for your review
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Meggan Connors said...

Thanks Sarah!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

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