To start off, let me say that I had fallen in love, love, love with this series back in April of 2011 when the first book came out. From page one to page 290 I was captivated by the struggle, strength, and love of the two main characters James and Elizabeth Wentworth. Of course being that I am from Massachusetts may have played a small part, and let's face it, those school field trips to Salem were way more interesting and exciting than the ones to Plymouth Plantation.
I couldn't wait for the next installment, and when the second book in the series came out in April of 2012 I dropped everything and dove into it. Low and behold, I was again enthralled with the Wentworth's continuing story. I loved how Allard incorporated Elizabeth's unborn child into the mix as well as the Native American aspect.
Waiting on pins and needles for the final book, I jumped at the chance to review Her Loving Husband's Return. Well, I'm not jumping so much any more. You see, this installment was more like a History lesson than what I was looking for. Don't get me wrong, being married to a Japanese American I both enjoyed and learned from the story, but that's just it, I LEARNED.
At the end of Her Loving Husband's Curse, James voluntarily goes to the detainment camp for vampires. A detainment camp that was actually used 70 years earlier for the Japanese Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. And while there, James begins writing to his beloved telling her about the time he spent at Manzanar with the Japanese citizens that were interned there all those years ago. And that takes up a huge part of the 300+ pages.
Through it all though James and Elizabeth; now Sarah, struggle with being apart. They had only just become the complete family that they should have been back in the 1600's. Sarah wants to be closer to James and James is willing to do anything to be back with Sarah and their daughter Grace. He's even willing to be returned though it my cost him his immortal life.
Was Her Loving Husband's Return as good as the previous two books? Not really. How do I know this? After I closed my computer my daughter asked how the book I was reading was. My response was simply "It was all right."
3 of 5 stars
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