Book Review: Immortal Bonds

Immortal Bonds
By Dawn Scovill
Published March 2013
BeanPods Press 
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Enter Scovill's supernatural world, where Jane and Oliver are immortals.

They met in Sacramento in 1867. Not knowing how or why they became immortal, they spent decades searching for the answer. Jane gave up when she met and married Rand, a celebrity and fashion photographer. Oliver continued, however, and eventually located the man responsible on the Isle of Malta.

Oliver contacts Jane regarding his find and books a flight that will leave in five days -- destination: Malta. Jane must tell Rand. But how?

A raven-haired beauty, born to affluent parents in 1849 Philadelphia, Jane hoped the man who made her immortal would restore her mortality enabling her to live a normal life growing old by Rand's side. Nothing would stop her this time.


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My Review: Jane and Rand have a happy life together until Jane receives a phone call that changes everything. When Jane disappears suddenly, Rand is suspected of harming his beautiful wife. Secrets are uncovered and Rand learns his wife wasn't the person he thought she was. Jane is summoned to New Orleans to meet with a man from her past--deep in her past. From Sacramento 1867 to the present, Dawn Scovill takes the reader on a journey of betrayal, love, and immortality.

Scovill's novel is a refreshing departure from the vampire-saturated immortals running loose in paranormal literature. The author touches on the feeling of loneliness her characters experience when they're forced to watch everyone they love succumb to illness and old-age. She explores the difference between obsessive love and true love. In Jane, she's created a resilient, compassionate women afflicted by immortality she doesn't want. She longs to live a normal life with the husband she loves. She craves none of the power that immortality might bring. In Rand, Scovill has created an unlikely hero. He'd do anything to find his wife, even though he finds out she hasn't been entirely truthful with him. Will true love conquer all?

Oliver's motives were unclear to me and I never completely trusted or liked him. I wasn't sure if he lured Jane from her life with Rand out of a desire to help her or out of a desire to keep her with him. Oliver was complex and well-drawn. He definitely added to the mystery in this tale. With Desain, it was obvious from the beginning what we were dealing with. He's the ultimate villain, and evil to the core.

I really enjoyed reading this. The author masterfully moved from past to present and back again. Each setting or time period was meticulously researched and Ms. Scovill's writing style engaged all five senses when describing these varies scenes. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author and hope she'll write another brilliant paranormal novel soon!

Note: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Comments

  1. Good review Tricia. Definitely sounds like one to watch.

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  2. Thank you so much, Tricia, for your time and kindness. It means a lot. :)

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  3. I'm glad that you enjoyed the read, Tricia. Thank you so much. ~Maggie

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