Integration by M.A. Abraham – Review & Giveaway

Integration by M.A. Abraham – Review & Giveaway

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Integration
Tantalus series – Book #2
by M.A. Abraham
Release Date: October 6, 2015

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The members of the Noah’s Arc have been busy, along with their hosts. The Tantalarians have done what they can to guide and help the new members of the planet, but there are problems. Not everyone is ready to accept the differences between the two species, the idea that some day the two species could become one, which causes jealousy, prejudices.

The Arc Royal is right on schedule, and everyone is on hand to greet them. Lieutenant Nobel greets her sister, but her sister’s eyes are glued on Synric, not her son, as Julia thinks they should be. Her sister’s husband is not pleased with his wife’s lack of enthusiasm at seeing their child, nor the attention she is giving the winged alien. Is something wrong?

Synric doesn’t appear to be very pleased with the sudden attention, but his actions speak louder than words. Will her sister steal the man Lieutenant Nobel is falling in love with? She will fight for him, using every dirty trick in the book if she has to.

 

Review:

Integration by M.A. Abraham is the 2nd book in her Tantalus series. Integration picks up not long after First Contact ended. For those of you who have not read the first book or my review on First Contact, here is a brief description of the premise of this series. This is a Sci-Fi story about two species (Humans & Tantalarians) that are forced to work together on the planet Tantalus. In the first book, Noah’s Arc brought thousands of humans to land safely on Tantalus, and get to know their new planet & their hosts, who look human, but they do have wings. There were the obvious differences, as well as an evil villain bent on destroying humans who have physic ability.

Abraham continues the world building in Integration, as another ship from earth, The Arc Royal is set to arrive on Tantalus. But with it comes a hidden villain who continues to hurt those working with the Tantalarians. The mystery as to who is bet raying them is the base of the story; but the romances that develop between the Tantalarian men and human women continues. We get to spend time with those we met in the first book, and meet some new wonderful characters to add to this mix. Both species do live by different rules, but they work together to form a common ground to help make things easier.

This is a hard review without giving too many spoilers, though the description above does explain a lot.   There is a lot of action, suspense, romance, and some sexy scenes. There is some sexy humor with the human teen age girls watching the Tantalarian men play games in the buff. Cute. The race is on to try and find the villain, before he kills more humans. It is very exciting, and I loved the new relationships that developed, as well as seeing how the previous relationships continue to grow.

M.A. Abraham has once again given us an exciting and tense story of the two species working together, and the dark cloud of evil that threatens to destroy everything. I will say that this is not to be read as a standalone. You need to read the first book, First Contact to fully understand this planet they will all live in together. Integration was a fun and exciting story, which has us waiting impatiently for the continuation in the next book.

Reviewed by Barb

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First Contact by M.A. Abraham – Review, Interview and Giveaway

First Contact by M.A. Abraham – Review, Interview and Giveaway

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Twenty ships have left the gravitational field of the Earth with the intention of colonizing Mars. Each is independent of the other and set to become domed cities upon landing. The mission is simple: go forth to develop the new planet, make it an extension of our home. Well, it sounded simple.

No one expected life on Mars to be easy, they are pioneers and that is a type of life that comes with dangers. What they didn’t expect was for the settings of one of the ships to be off enough to miss their landing, to miss the very planet they were meant to settle.

Even more astounding was to find another planet within a three-week travel period that lies in the shadow of the red planet. It is where they will land, where their ship will unfold to become a domed city. Where life is dangerous in a hostile land and they find unexpected help. The indigenous winged people of the planet don’t live on the surface of the planet, they live in cities in the clouds, but they are willing to extend a welcoming hand to those who have come to their land, as well as teach them what they can to survive. Their relationship begins with three words.

“Welcome to Tantalus.”

 

Review:

First Contact by M.A. Abraham is the 1st book in her new Tantalus series. This is a Sci-Fi story that has space traveling, romance, mystery, new planet, new species, and interesting world-building. The premise of this story is to introduce us to the two species that will come together by the end, leading the way to a world that will co-exist between humans and Tantalarians, who look human, but they have wings.

But to get there is what First Contact is all about. We meet the humans on a huge space ship with 50,000 people traveling to Mars, where they will live. A few ships have already landed on Mars, working hard to make it livable for humans. Immediately, we learn that the ship has gone off course, with the Captain and his team unable to fix the issue, which means they will miss their landing to Mars. Surprisingly, they see an unknown planet only weeks away, where they will be able to land. The Captain also learns that one of his lieutenants has some physic ability, and was the one whom the planet contacted to let her know they will help them reach their planet. We learn early on that there are a few others, who are also physic. Cara, and her children have tried to hide their physic ability, because they fear for their lives. It seems there are a group of hostiles that have secretly killed those that are physic, as they feel they are witches. Yes, it does have the similarity to Salem. The captain becomes involved in the mystery to find out who is the leader of the group determined to stop the ship from reaching the new planet.

While this is going on with the humans on the ship, there is also another main storyline of the people of Tantalus. Our heroes here are Karia and Mitchel, who are destined to be mates, thereby changing the rules in Tantalus that was led astray many years ago by corrupt men, who wanted to rule the women. With the help of her mother, and the other Phoenix from the past, Karia will be the strongest women, who will bring back the old glory. It is Karia who was able to warn the ship and help guide them to Tantalus. The main story here is the revolution to stop the corrupt rulers, and the hot romance between Karia and Mitchel.

There is a lot of action, romance, and steamy sex going on in both stories. Telling too much more would be spoilers, but each storyline was very well done.

M.A. Abraham has given us another wonderful imaginative new series. First Contact gives us a new race, The Tantalarians and an exciting adventure that will keep us hooked until the very end. This is a different and exciting story, with some wonderful characters. Abraham has built this world that has us looking forward to see what happens next, as they begin to work together. I can’t wait for the next book, Integration.

Reviewed by Barb

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Welcome back, M.A. Thank you for taking the time to visit us again at The Reading Cafe, and to give us an update on your new releases, as well as what else you may have upcoming in 2015.

M. A.: Thank you for the invitation, it is always a pleasure to come here.

TRC: You have a new series that will debut tomorrow, Tantalus. This is a different genre than you have written before…..SciFi/Romance. What can you tell us about this new series, and how did you came up with the idea?

First ContactM. A.: The Tantalus Series is a look at mankind’s efforts to reach out into space, to find a new start. They are bringing the good traits, as well as the bad ones of our people along with them. As they travel they find there is life on other planets, although it isn’t expected. They are not as prepared to put their best foot forward as people on Earth think we would, but that is all right, because neither are the Aliens encountered. It shows that for all our faults, we are not alone with our actions; people the Universe over are much the same. The Tantalarians are not perfect either. ‘First Contact’ is only the beginning.

The idea for Tantalus was formed many years ago, when I had an Astronomy fetish. I have always been interested in the worlds beyond our own and the sciences that are connected with the study of them. I used to fantasize about life on other planets, and searched out all the information I could find to feed that curiosity. I believed, and still do, that we are not the only people in the Universe, life is too diverse for such small expectations. There was a time when my dream was to work in a planetarium, but life had other plans for me.

TRC:   Can you please give us a brief synopsis of Tantalus, and how many books are you planning for this series?

M. A.: Twenty ships have left the gravitational field of the Earth with the intention of colonizing Mars. Each is independent of the other and set to become domed cities upon landing. The mission is simple: go forth to develop the new planet, make it an extension of our home. Well, it sounded simple.

No one expected life on Mars to be easy, they are pioneers and that is a type of life that comes with dangers. What they didn’t expect was for the settings of one of the ships to be off enough to miss their landing, to miss the very planet they were meant to settle.

Even more astounding was to find another planet within a three-week travel period that lies in the shadow of the red planet. It is where they will land, where their ship will unfold to become a domed city. Where life is dangerous in a hostile land and they find unexpected help. The indigenous winged people of the planet don’t live on the surface of the planet, they live in cities in the clouds, but they are willing to extend a welcoming hand to those who have come to their land, as well as teach them what they can to survive. Their relationship begins with three words. “Welcome to Tantalus.”

At this point I am looking at 4 books, however, I never expected the Elven Chronicles to go on as long as it has, will. With that in mind, anything is possible.

TRC:   What challenges or difficulties (research, logistics, etc) did you encounter writing this story and series?

M. A.: This world would have been a lot more difficult to write if I wouldn’t have had such a diverse education. I still read and watch anything I can about space, I find it fascinating, not only the concept, but also the mathematics that goes with it. (Yes, I can be a geek about the subject, when I get in the mood.)

TRC:   How many books do you still anticipate for The Elven Chronicles?

M. A.:  At this time I can say for sure that there are 7 or 8 titles left for me to publish in the Elven Chronicles, starting with ‘For The King and Elven Empire’ (Novel) in June. That will be followed by my Christmas release, “Surrounded by the Light’ (Novella) (which I haven’t written yet). ‘Tratchars’ (Novel) will follow, with ‘Eärwen’s Song’ (Novel), and 3 others after. They are all in my mind, just not the last 3 titles, or the length of the last 3. I believe by then everyone will be happy to see the end of that series. Some say they are not happy to see those words, but that is the way the cookie crumbles.

TRC:   What are you currently working on now? Also, would you like to share with us what you may have upcoming in 2015/2016.

M. A.:  I am currently working to finish off the manuscript for ‘Integration’, and by the time anyone reads this, I should be over 3/4 finished. I have already begun ‘Surrounded by the light’, ‘Tratchars’, and ‘Eärwen’s Song’.

In 2015 I am releasing ‘For the King and Elven Empire’, ‘Integration’ and ‘Surrounded by the Light’. In 2016 I will release ‘Tratchars’, ‘Hunter’s Challenge’, ‘Forbidden Contact’, and a couple EC Novellas still to be named. In 2017 I will release ‘Eärwen’s Song’, not sure about after yet.

TRC:   When not writing, what do you like to do to relax?

M. A.: I am an avid reader, when my mind isn’t so full of characters blurting out their stories that I can’t think about anything else. I like to visit the mountains and I work for a small company. There is always something to do to keep my mind occupied. I am not someone who can sit still for long, I need a project.

TRC: Would you like to add anything else?

M.A.: Nothing I should talk about, there are rumors of another series and some stand alones flying about. Shhh…

TRC: LOL   Such a tease 

TRC:   Thank you, M.A. for giving us an update on what we can look forward to in 2015, and beyond. We wish you the best with First Contact.

M. A.:  Congratulations on the anniversary of your site, you are all doing a wonderful job.

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Living in the Light by M.A. Abraham – a Review

Living in the Light by M.A. Abraham – a Review

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The younger generation is growing fast and as they enter the beginning of their second decade of life they are beginning to show signs of what they are going to be like. There is still a lot of fun to be had as they join their parents for a half-day on the snow-crusted hill for a sled party. They attract the attention of others and even Marious’ sisters show up to prove that it isn’t only the men in their family who have a mischievous streak.

Join in the antics and laughs as new Life Mates meet and old friends sing in a new season while they rejoice and show what it is like to be ‘Living in the Light’

 

 

Review:

Living in the Light by M.A. Abraham is the author’s annual Christmas novella from her Elven Chronicles series. This is a sweet, light, fun read with our elves. This will be a short review, as it is very difficult to write a review on a novella, when the description above just about tells it all, and anything more would be spoilers.

As we have come to expect from the works of M.A. Abraham, this annual Christmas novella is pure fun. Daroth has his annual holiday celebration, and many of the kings and their family have been invited to attend. The story revolves around the younger generation, and the fun and mischievous pranks they pull on each other, especially when they gang up on some of the unsuspecting adults. Early on they are all having a blast going up and down the snow covered mountains.

Later, when the other Kings arrive, the story switches to the visiting King Elodhir and his brothers finding their lifemates, who will turn out to be three sisters. As I said, I can’t give out too much more. You have to read and enjoy the fun throughout the short story. I will add, you really need to have read the Elven Chronicles series, in order to know the characters, the history, and enjoy the fun. A perfect fun story in the land of the Elves, which we can thank M.A. Abraham for our Christmas gift.

Reviewed by Barb

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Luthien’s Song by M.A. Abraham – Review & Giveaway

Luthien’s Song by M.A. Abraham – Review & Giveaway

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Luthien’s Song
The Elven Chronicles series – Book #7
by M.A. Abraham
Release Date: November 2, 2014

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Lúthien is a powerful Elf with a talent that has been hunted to the brink of extinction by the Demons. She is a daughter of the sun, one who is able to lead a soul back through the darkness and into the light. Her talent is to spread light amongst her people and in extreme cases to Elves who have lost their way. With the rescue of Garoldth’s brother, Golradir her powers have never been needed more for his treatment at the hands of the Demons over the millennium have left him scarred both mentally and physically.

Golradir would have been King instead of Garoldth if he hadn’t been captured by Demons. He has been held captive for over fifteen hundred years, during that time he was tortured mercilessly and now that he is free he only wants to be left alone to die in peace. It is not that simple in the Elven world though, and especially when the one person who can help heal both his body and his soul is his Life Mate. Will he let her? Or will he allow the darkness planted in the deepest recess of his soul swallow them both?

 

 

Review:

Luthien’s Song by M.A. Abraham is the 7th book in her Elven Chronicles series. For those who may not know about this series, it is a fun fantasy storyline about Elves, with some wonderful delightful characters that make you laugh, even in the midst of tense action. Luthien’s Song picks up after King’s Daughter left off. Golradir, is in horrible condition, after being abused for over a thousand years at the hands of the demons. The elves who rescued him bring him to Daroth to put together a team of the top known healers in the Elven lands, to handle the horrific task of trying to rebuild Golradir’s body from head to toes.

Luthien is a daughter of the sun, who has the ability (mostly kept secret) of healing ones soul, in the hope of bringing them back from the deepest dark depths to the light. When Luthien comes at the call from Daroth, she recognizes right away that the man (or whatever is left of him) lying in front of her is her lifemate. Golradir has buried himself deeply in his mind, where he found protection from the horrors done to him by the demons. Though he senses comfort, as Luthien enters his mind, and brings him to a peaceful place, he fears it is another trick by the demons.

I found this to be an amazing story, as M.A Abraham gave us a look at the healing powers of the Elves, many of whom have had their own stories (Eden, Haylo, Tamarak, Eol, Lothariel, etc), and some new healers we meet in this story. We watch at every step the healing done by the team of men and women working together to bring back a former king. What was so amazing was that Abraham made everything so real, detailing all that was done to this poor man and made us feel like we too were participating in the effort by all the Elves.

Luthien gave so much of herself to lessen Golradir’s pain by taking some of it, while she offered him her love in their private place in his mind. After time has passed, when Golradir became conscious, much to Luthien’s dismay, he rebuffed her love, because he feared he was tainted.

The recovery of Golradir will take three years, as we follow it all. The demons are still around and have set their sights on Luthien, who is a powerful elf that they want.

What follows is an exciting adventure to save Luthien, with all of our favorites trekking back to Demon land to find her. Golradir is now able to help; he knows he must save his lifemate from the fate he suffered, and he also wants revenge. Luthien’s Song is also a very nice romance that slowly builds.

Luthien’s Song is a poignant and passionate story of destructive evil, heartbreak, and the healing power of love. This book will pull on your emotions throughout, as M.A. Abraham has outdone herself with this amazing story. Well done!!

Reviewed by Barb

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King’s Daughter by M.A. Abraham – Review & Giveaway

King’s Daughter by M.A. Abraham – Review & Giveaway

 

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King’s Daughter
Elven Chronicales series.- Book #6
by M.A. Abraham
Release Date: September 20, 2014

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A flicker of eye contact is all King Liessen needs to know he has met his Life Mate and he realizes he knows her, not personally but through prior missions they have completed together. The biggest surprise comes with the knowledge that she is Garoldth’s daughter. The second surprise comes when he finds she is waking emotions he thought himself incapable of feeling. In the past, he laughed at the possessiveness of male Life Mates, but he quickly realized they were mild in comparison and how close he wants to keep his.

Aredhel didn’t notice the Dark King Liessen standing beside Daroth. She has always held men in contempt, only willing to acknowledge them if they deserved it. So why is this male different? Why does he make her heart skip a beat whenever he comes near? She doesn’t have time for this. She needs to stay focused. She is on a mission and it doesn’t include an Elf with a bad reputation.

 

 

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King’s Daughter by M.A. Abraham is the 6th book in her wonderful Elven Chronicles series. We knew from the last book that the rescue mission was on for King Garoldth’s brother being held a prisoner by Demons for over a thousand years. Garoldth’s daughter, Aredhel has already begun her own rescue, before Lothrariel, Rotheil and Eol, with the Elven warriors on their way. It is the Dark King Liessen who has been secretly following Aredhel from a distance, to protect her, as she is his Life Mate.

These demons are very powerful, wizards, who have captured and tortured the prisoner all these years. Just when Aredhel makes a rare mistake, and gets herself captured, Liessen has to reveal himself to save her. By then, Lothrariel and the others have come to help rescue both of them

What follows is an exciting adventure, with a lot of humor to lessen the tension. Aredhel has no interest in men, especially a lifemate. Liessen, at first forces his attentions on her, and despite her determination not to get involved, she finds herself attracted to him. Before we go to the exciting adventure, I do have to say I was not a fan of Liessen early on. They were in the midst of a dangerous war, and all he could think of was bedding his lifemate, forcing his attention on her. That did change a bit later, when Aredhel recognized that she is bonded to him. But early on he kind of annoyed me. Aredhel is a warrior, one Gabriel’s female elites, and though Liessen admired her, he wanted Aredhel to become his Queen, and not be the warrior she was. Another somewhat annoying macho attitude

The rescue attempt was very exciting, with lives on the line often. Besides Aredhel, Liessen being in danger, the other elven warriors, including  Lothrariell, Eol were also in deep in those dark caves. What the demons did to the prisoners was horrific. It will take all the power and magic of these Elves to hope to rescue the prisoner and survive.

During those tense moments, it was Eol who always made us laugh and lighten the moment. M.A. Abraham gives us a wonderful exciting and tense storyline that will require the survival of the fittest. This was a somewhat different type of story, and very well done. M.A. Abraham has an uncanny ability to blend humor in her stories that will make you laugh, even when you are in the midst of extreme intense situations. If you are reading the Elven Chronicles, you must read King’s Daughter, as it is one of the best, though a bit darker.

Reviewed by Barb

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Cover Reveals-August 13, 2014

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Integration Oct 15

 

TITLE: Integration

AUTHOR: M.A.Abraham

SERIES: Tantalus #2

RELEASE DATE: October 2015

 

 

 

 

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TITLE: Return to Me

AUTHOR: Kelly Moran

SERIES: Covington Cove #1

RELEASE DATE: March 2015

 

 

 

Demon Storm Oct 14

 

TITLE: Demon Storm

AUTHOR: Dianna Love

SERIES: Belador #5

RELEASE DATE: October 2014

 

 

 

 

Binding Ties March 15

 

TITLE: Binding Ties

AUTHOR: Shannon K Butcher

SERIES: The Sentinel Wars #9

RELEASE DATE: March 2015

 

 

 

 

Cold Burn of Magic

 

TITLE: Cold Burn of Magic

AUTHOR: Jennifer Estep

SERIES: Black Blade #1 (YA)

RELEASE DATE: April 2015

 

 

 

Holiday on Ice Nov 14

 

TITLE: Holiday on Ice

AUTHOR: Jaci Burton

SERIES: Play by Play

RELEASE DATE: November 2014

 

 

 

Burned Jan 15

 

TITLE: Burned

AUTHOR: Karen Marie Moning

SERIES: Dani O’Malley/Fever

RELEASE DATE: January 2015

 

 

 

 

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TITLE: The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

AUTHOR: Molly Harper

SERIES: Half-Moon Hollow

RELEASE DATE: March 2015

 

 

 

 

The Immortal Who Loved Me Feb 15

 

TITLE: The Immortal Who Loved Me

AUTHOR: Lynsay Sands

SERIES: Argeneau

RELEASE DATE: February 2015

 

 

 

Hunter Reborn Feb 15

 

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AUTHOR: Katie Reus

SERIES: Moon Shifter

RELEASE DATE: February 2015

 

 

 

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TITLE: Shifter Mates

AUTHOR: Jennifer Ashley

SERIES: Shifter Unbound Anthology

RELEASE DATE: March 2015

 

 

 

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AUTHOR: Tracey Garvis-Graves

SERIES: Covet 1.5

RELEASE DATE: October 2014

 

 

 

Hell on Wheels

 

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AUTHOR: Robyn Peterman

SERIES: Hot Damned #3

RELEASE DATE: N/A

 

 

 

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AUTHOR: Laura Wright/Alexandra Ivy

SERIES: Bayou Heat 11 & 12

RELEASE DATE: September 2014

 

 

 

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AUTHOR: Amanda Hocking

SERIES: Kanin Chronicles #1 (YA)

RELEASE DATE: January 15

 

 

 

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AUTHOR: Yasmine Galenorn

SERIES: Otherworld #17

RELEASE DATE: January 2015

 

 

 

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AUTHOR: Robin D Owens

SERIES: Ghost Seer #3

RELEASE DATE: February 2015

 

 

 

 

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AUTHOR: Christine Feehan

SERIES: Ghostwalker #11

RELEASE DATE: January 2015

 

 

 

 

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AUTHOR: Lora Leigh

SERIES: The Breeds #30

RELEASE DATE: March 2015

 

 

 

 

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AUTHOR: Lora Leigh

SERIES: The Breeds -anthology

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AUTHOR: JR Ward

SERIES: Blackdagger Brotherhood #13

RELEASE DATE: February 2015

 

 

 

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SERIES: Purgatory #3

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My Darling Janice by M.A. Abraham – Review & Giveaway

My Darling Janice by M.A. Abraham – Review & Giveaway

 

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After discovering some old journals that belong to her grandfather Janice finds he has been hiding a painful memory of a sister he once had. She is determined to find out more and after confronting him she leaves for the country of his birth to learn more from his family. She has wrung some of the story out of him. She learns that she looks like her grandaunt and was named after her. He told her how beautiful his sister was, how popular and loved she had been, but refuses to talk about her in any detail.

As Janice travels she learns that her grandfather expected her to go to his former home. In her luggage she finds her grandfather’s journals that detail the last years of his sister’s life along with a couple letters from him. She begins to read and is pulled into the glittering whirlwind of her grandaunt’s life. A world where the Janice that was, reigned as the social Queen of Viennese society and was loved by one and all, but especially by the man she eventually married. As she closes the journal she is more determined than ever to get to know the world and people her grandaunt knew, and to bring joy to their world in memory of the woman who was.

Wolfgang has lived all of his life under the shadow of his illegitimacy. He dwelt with a granduncle, a man who raised him like a son. He watched his granduncle live with the memory of a woman he couldn’t let go, even when death stole her from him. He could easily understand the attraction when he gazed at her portrait, but not the reasons. Not until he meets the woman who not only bares her name, but shares her beauty and personality.

As Wolfgang watches Janice from the doorway he not only sees a woman that resembles the lady he has admired in the portrait his granduncle coveted, but the woman he falls instantly in love with. Like his granduncle, he is determined to win her hand and love, no matter the cost, for despite the pretense of Janice’s appearance he knows that underneath the veneer beats the heart of a woman who will make him happy for the rest of eternity

 

Review:
My Darling Janice by M. A. Abraham is a standalone novel that is a historical romance. M.A. Abraham brings us a beautiful historical romance story of love, family, sacrifice, and tragedy; taking us through England and Austria.

This story is told in two parts. In 1864, in England, a beautiful young lady receives a letter from her grandfather describing her namesake & grandaunt Janice. With her interest piqued, she decides to travel to Vienna and meet her father’s family that she has never met. While traveling, she discovers in her luggage journals that belong to her grandfather, and learns all about her grandaunt, Janice.

In 1823 in Vienna, we meet the original vivacious Janice, who was the belle of the ball with every man vying for her. Janice loves to have fun and adores the attention bestowed upon her, but she does not want to get married, and refuses the many proposals she receives.   When it is her sister’s coming out time, Janice is sent to visit her brother, Martin, as her father did not want Janice to get all the attention and ruin it for Lydia.

It is there that we meet Wolfgang, who immediately falls in love with the beautiful Janice. In trying to help her sister, Janice, her brother Martin and Wolfgang agree on a plan that backfires for Janice. She is betrothed to Wolfgang, and he does not plan to let her go. What follows, without giving any spoilers is a romance, that was one sided in the beginning; Wolfgang loved Janice, but she loved her freedom. Much time was spent with Janice fighting all attempts by Wolfgang to make her fall in love with him. This is the first part of the story, with the journals telling everything about this romance, and how Janice effected those surrounding her.

Back to 1864, the current Janice is excited to meet her ancestors, and learn more about her grandaunt. The second part of the story has Janice coming to face to face with another Wolfgang, the adopted son of the original Wolfgang.   What follows is similar type of romance, with Wolfgang immediately falling in love with Janice, and she being defiant in avoiding his attempts.

Both parts end up being beautiful romances in a historical setting. That being said, I had mixed feelings about both of the Janices. They were both beautiful, vivacious, and both were self-centered and at times bitchy. I found myself annoyed with both of them a lot. M.A. Abraham weaves a wonderful story, as she brings to life the wonderful old world Vienna; the society balls, the gowns, the glamour. Abraham has proved over and over, she has a wonderful imagination, and takes us with her on her wonderful rides.

Reviewed by Barb

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