Tuesday, December 15, 2015

*** Review, Giveaway & Book Tour for THE LADY WHO LIVED AGAIN by Thomasine Rappold ***

The Sole Survivor Series #1
Thomasine Rappold
Releasing Dec 8th, 2015
Lyrical Press

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 Wow I love this book. I was told about this book, that I might
 like it. They were spot on. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this 
book. Maddie is such a strong character, To be able to 
continue on after all that happened to her. Then there is 
Jace a Doctor new to the town and soon Maddie's fiance, 
but not by his choice. Well at first anyway. As they continue 
with this charade, they grow closer together. I love how he 
defends her, even if it may hurt him in the end as well. I can
 not wait to see what Mrs. Thomasine Rappold writes next.
  Now before I ruin this for you I will leave off here.  I hope 
you enjoy this book as much as I did. If you do like this book,
 please consider leaving a review. The Authors really like it 
when you do, they value your opinions too.

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…

She’d awakened after the accident with the ability to heal, and the absolution implied by this power helped her cling to her sanity. The mysterious gift was her only justification for living now, a token she’d smuggled back from some place between heaven and earth. One she had to keep hidden if she hoped ever to regain any semblance of a normal life.

“Hey, there!”

Maddie spun toward the voice in the trees. A man charged into the clearing, a large bow in his hands. With a curse, she pushed to her feet and turned her back to him as she gathered her wits. Wringing her bloody hands furiously between the folds of her beige skirt, she fought for composure, concocting her lies.

She inhaled a sharp breath and turned to face him. He stopped, startled by the sight of her. “Are you all right?” He rushed toward her. “Did it hurt you?”

“I’m fine,” she said, backing away from the tall stranger.

He glanced down at the pool of bright blood at his boots, then looked around for the deer. “What the devil happened? Where is it?”

Maddie pointed toward the trees. “It ran into the woods.”

“It’s still running?” His blue eyes narrowed. “Impossible. I struck a kill shot.”

“Unfortunately for the deer, your aim was not so precise.” She gauged his wary reaction. “Nor is your eyesight if you thought you struck the vitals,” she added, pinning her lies firmly in place with an angry nod. “Your clumsy shot to the gut will prolong the poor animal’s misery. I dislodged the arrow to lessen its suffering.”

His brows shot up. “You dislodged… Are you addled?” He stared in disbelief. “What possessed you—?”

“Senseless torment possessed me,” she shot back. “And I assure you, my mind is quite sound.”

The man was not convinced. Lowering his chin, he yanked off his hat and scratched his dark head. “I could have sworn I hit the…” Tousled black hair gleamed in the sunlight as he bent for the arrow. “You dislodged it, you say?”

He analyzed the bloody hair on the arrow, clearly distracted. She could see the questions forming in his bewildered eyes. She had to get rid of him.

“Your deer bolted, but it won’t get far.” She gave a nod toward the trees. “You should hurry.”

Ignoring her suggestion, he took a step forward. “What’s your name?” He dropped the arrow, his gaze fixing on her bloody hands. Reaching into his coat, he pulled out a handkerchief. He grabbed her wrist and attempted to wipe at the blood.

Maddie yanked back her hand. “My name is Madeline Sutter, and I can do that myself.”

With a frown, he relinquished the cloth and let her proceed with the task.

“I’m Jace Merrick, Miss Sutter. I’ve taken over Doctor Filmore’s practice in town now that he’s retired.”

The news surprised her. Doctor Filmore was eighty years old, if he was a day, and she’d always assumed he would die wearing his stethoscope. She was equally surprised by the youthful mien of Filmore’s replacement. And by this new physician’s obvious appetite for hunting. Weren’t doctors supposed to be devoted to preserving life? Not that Doctor Filmore had gone out of his way to preserve hers. He’d pronounced her dead for God’s sake. She slapped the cloth between her palms.

“It’s about time that old fool retired,” she muttered.

Pushing her disdain for the elderly doctor aside, she focused on the man before her. Jace Merrick possessed a palpable confidence, but dressed as he was, he didn’t look like a doctor. His brown trousers were tucked into large boots, and a green flannel shirt peeked out from his open tweed coat.

And yet, even in his casual hunter’s uniform, the man was impressive. The words ruggedly appealing sprang to mind. He stood taller than most, surely taller than Daniel. Doctor Merrick’s build was broader than Daniel’s as well. A twinge of longing fluttered in the pit of her belly.

The queer sensation took Maddie aback. She straightened her spine, steeling herself against her attraction to the handsome stranger. As she knew only too well, a man in the medical profession could destroy her. The doctor’s stern voice snapped Maddie out of her reverie.

“Wild animals can be dangerous, Miss Sutter. Especially when they’re wounded. You were fortunate in this instance, but I’d advise you against taking such risks in the future.”

“I appreciate your advice, Doctor Merrick, and I have some for you.” She took a step toward him. “There is no hunting allowed on Sutter land, so please do your murdering elsewhere.” She finished wiping her hands, then handed him back the bloodstained handkerchief. “Now take your belongings and get off my property.”

Expected publication: June 21st 2016 by Lyrical Press 

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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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