Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: The Lady Who Lived Again by Thomasine Rappold

The Lady Who Lived Again
The Sole Survivor Series #1
By: Thomasine Rappold
Releasing December 8, 2015
Lyrical Press


Madeleine Sutter was once the belle of the ball at the popular resort town of Misty Lake, New York. But as the sole survivor of the community’s worst tragedy, she’s come under suspicion. Longing for the life she once enjoyed, she accepts a rare social invitation to the event of the season. Now she will be able to show everyone she’s the same woman they’d always admired—with just one hidden exception: she awoke from the accident with the ability to heal.

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…

My Thoughts:
All right I was drawn to the cover of The Lady Who Lived Again. I mean it's a pretty cover, and the title is definitely intriguing. Of course, it was calling my name and after I read the blurb it became a must read. I have to say that I wasn't disappointed. The story is unique, interesting, and captivating. 
We have Madeleine Sutter (Maddie) who goes from bell of the ball to pariah after one fatal afternoon. After three years she decides she needs to reenter society, and part of the reason is one of her best friend's is getting married. She's a bit reluctant to go, because of how the town treats her. You wonder why she stays in a town believes she's of the devil, but she cares deeply for her invalid grandfather and couldn't leave him. She has a lot of capacity for love, but no one gives her the opportunity. We are introduce to the new doctor who is handsome and use to be a bit of a playboy back in Pittsburgh, Jace Merrick. However, he's starting a new life in rural Misty Lake, New York. He's intrigued by Maddie.

I liked both these characters. We have Jace who is kind of running from his past and we learn a little about why he's a bit skeptical to the unexplained. Maddie is definitely an unexplainable. However, I did like how he stood up for Maddie when no one was willing. Even her best friend a bit frazzle with Maddie at one point of the story. I adore Maddie. She had a lot of character growth. She started out as a shallow person before the accident, but once the accident happen she learned to be kinder. She had to humble herself, but being a pariah kind of does that to a person. She tried to be kind to people, but the people were fed so much hatred from the pastor. I have to say he's in the wrong business. Anyway, it's a bit heart-breaking at times.

Overall, The Lady Who Lived Again is a beautiful written story that will carry you off. It's not a happy cheery story, but it does have a happy ending. It takes sometime to get to that point. However, you get to watch the journey between Jace and Maddie. It's not easy for Jace to accept things that can't be explain, but when it comes to his happiness he's willing to take a chance. The Lady Who Lived Again will you spellbound and wanting more.

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Author Info
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.

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