Monday, April 22, 2013

Jessie's War by Meggan Connors

Jessie's father was an inventor.  It was one of his inventions that helped create the air steamships they used in the Civil War.  That war took her brother and her lover and her father died in a mine accident.  Her mother was gone long ago.  Jessie is half-Indian and untrusted by all.  She's all alone and has no place to go...  

The author and Goddess Fish Blog sent me an ebook of this story for the tour (thank you).  You can purchase the book anywhere you buy ebooks now.

Jessie has holed up in her father's old cabin.  It looks rundown and ugly, but it has a unique defense system that keeps her safe.  When she gets a knock at the door, she imagines it will be the sheriff.  When she opens the door, she almost has a heart attack.  It's her "dead" lover, obviously alive.

Luke is back and wants her help.  She can't forgive him for letting her think he was dead and never writing to her once.  He's in the secret service and needs to use her to get his assignment done.  The problem he has is that he is still in love with her and doesn't want to lose her again...

This is an interesting story with unusual inventions, a continuing war and Indian myths.  Jessie's Grandfather is a shaman.  He handfasts her to Luke and tells her she's married to him.  She still hasn't even decided if she likes him anymore and now she's married to him!  Her Grandfather tells her Luke is a bridge but she doesn't understand what that means until later.

This author broke my heart at one point in the story.  I just couldn't believe she'd do that.  I wasn't even sure I wanted to read anymore of the story.  I'm glad I did, though, because it all works out at the end.  She obviously drew me in and made me care about her characters or it wouldn't have affected me that much.  I wonder if it will do that to you...

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)

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Happy reading.


Andra Lyn said...

Jessie sounds like such a unique character. I can't wait to get the chance to get inside her head!

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Rita Wray said...

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


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