THE HASTINGS SAGA: DEATH OF AN ANGEL, JESSIE
July 15, 2009
Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
Rating: 3 cups
Jessie Hastings is the wife of Andrew Hastings. She has a psychic gift that allows her to know when Andrew is hurt. She was kidnapped by deserters, raped and held captive for three months.
Andrew Hastings is Jessie’s husband and Jessie is the love of his life. He is having a hard time forgiving himself for not getting her to safety sooner when she was kidnapped. He, Jessie and their two children are now living on a farm in Texas.
When Andrew is called back into action because of a group of men and one woman that are robbing Union gold dust from trains, he is less than happy. He does not want to leave his wife in a position where he is not there to protect her, especially after what happened to her before. However, he is able to leave his friend and personal physician Adam there to take care of and watch over Jessie and his children. Unfortunately, the men they are chasing get the drop on both Andrew and his friend and fellow soldier Jack and both men are severely beaten and left for dead. Meanwhile, Andrew has an enemy that he has not completely accounted for and that enemy will do anything to destroy Andrew and his family. Will Andrew and Jack be able to make it home in time to save Jessie and his children from a madman?
I found this book highly detailed with regards to all the historical aspects making it very interesting to read. I enjoyed reading about the close relationship between Jessie and Andrew. The way their bond is described is very moving. I am a little confused as to why the book is rated Erotica or even controversial though, as I did not find anything in the story that could really be labeled either. While there are love scenes, they are not explicit. I think it would have served better to be put in their Historical section, as the first book in this series is, rather than the Torrid portion of the publisher’s website. This book would have received a higher rating but I was less than happy with the ending. However, if you like reading stories about the Civil War and Civil War history it is worth checking out.
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