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A NECESSARY END
DIANA RUBINO
ISBN # 9789810580582
March 2007
Stardust Press
www.stardustpress.com
E-book
$6.88
255 Pages
Paranormal/Historical
Rating: 3 Cups

Alice Grey is a famous actress and musician currently playing Cleopatra in Washington City. She is a strong supporter of the Union and an admirer of the famous actor John Wilkes Booth.

John Wilkes Booth is as devoted to the cause of the Confederacy as he is to his acting, both appeal to the drama in his soul. The death of a childhood friend spurs him to take an even more active role.

The events leading to the murder of President Abraham Lincoln are shrouded in mystery. John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators are assisted from the beyond in their task by someone well versed in revenge.

This is an extremely well written book with very vivid characters and good dialogue. The setting is particularly well done; I had no problem visualizing any of the places or people involved. The time period is that of great drama and intrigue and the many supporting characters are often strange in an interesting way. I did have a hard time wrapping my mind around Booth as the hero of the piece and the cursed coin seemed an excuse for the inexcusable, especially since he recklessly gave it away numerous times without thought to what would happen to the people who received it. The love scenes between Booth and Alice are well done also. I enjoyed the story for the most part, but prefer it when an author does not rewrite history this way.

Maura
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