Friday, August 10, 2012

The Taker (The Taker trilogy #1)
True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . .On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.

Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town’s founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley.

Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, The Taker is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption (from Goodreads)

My Thoughts
I took me three times to get hooked, but oh I am so glad stuck with this book. It was only those first few chapters that I found a bit slow. After that, it became a page turner. I thought it was suspenseful, this tale with a mix of paranormal, underlying evil and unrequited love. The ending left me wanting more of this mysterious story. Lucky me book #2, The Reckoning, is already out and waiting for me on my kindle.

Publish date: September 6, 2011.


  1. So glad you finally got into it, I liked this strange book and found myself drawn to Lanny and her story.

    1. After struggling with the start, I couldn't believe how much I ended up enjoying it!

  2. This was a great book. I was obsessed with the past/historical parts. I haven't read the second book yet, but I'm looking forward to it!

    1. Hi Diane - isn't it amazing the stories these authors can come up with? Such creativity!