By May Nicole Abbey
Genre: Western, Christian Romance, Time Travel Adventure
A fall and crash
A violent journey through the doorways of time
A villain or hero in the making
Rosemary Mayfield teeters on the brink of ruin. With the murder of her parents she is left the sole guardian of her younger brother and sister. Once a wealthy socialite in New York City, she now finds herself stranded in the untamed wilderness of the American West. When a wounded man comes crashing through her roof, as rough as the savage land, it is against her better judgment to bring him into her home and her heart. But she soon discovers he holds a secret that shatters everything, and she must make a choice, unaware that often destiny hinges on a single moment.
Fresh from an unsavory past and a violent fall through time, Nicolas Ekkridon awakens to find himself cared for by three orphans ignorant of the role he played in their parents’ untimely death. They accept and embrace him, and a lifetime of hardened barriers begin to crumble. On the precipice between good and evil, only Rosemary and her spirited defiance stands between him and villainy. But time and space are against them. As its weaving tentacles envelop them in an indifferent grasp, they are swept into a shattering series of circumstances that threaten the very makeup of their lives. But when time can be bent, nothing is written in stone.
The Villain is one of those books you pick and read in one sitting. The kind that surprises you with its powerful and compelling characters and its poignant message. To say that I was surprised at how much the story touched my heart would be an understatement.
Our heroine, Rosemary, is faced with the daunting task of raising her little brother and sister in the wilds of the untamed west after her parents are killed while being robbed on a train heading west. Born and bred a genteel lady, she is ill equipped to deal with such an abrupt change in fortune, but her savior comes in the form of Nicholas Erikkdon when he crashes through the roof of their humble cabin.
Rosemary has been instilled with an uncompromising sense of right and wrong, what is proper and what is improper. It is difficult to throw everything she's learned out the window and recognize that social graces can have no place in the wilds of the west. I found her fierce desire to cling to those social graces rather amusing because the author did a really wonderful job of showing how Rosemary used it as more of a safety net in order to put on a brave face and deal with the certain knowledge that she was incapable of providing for her siblings. Her flaws are tempered with her kind heart and fierce protective nature where her siblings are concerned. She could have given up when her parents were killed, but she doesn't. She's a very strong, flawed, yet likable character...
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Caroline Gregory and Shawnette Nielson are sisters on a mission. Their goal is to write clean, adventuresome time travel stories, full of lovely characters, personal growth, truth, and hope.
Although they are many miles from each other, and are both busy with the daily needs of their respective families, they carve out time each night to put fingers to keyboard and write. Their goal? Twenty completed books. Set all over the world and throughout time, they thrill at the freedom that writing time travel offers them. From Georgian society, to Ancient Egypt, and the Wild West, there are even plans for books set in Ancient Greece, the future, as well as today. The possibilities are limitless.
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