Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Book Review: The Villain By May Nicole Abbey

The Villain
By May Nicole Abbey
Genre:  Western, Christian Romance, Time Travel Adventure

Book Description
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.

My Review

I have read the previous books in The Fall series, and while I found them enjoyable, I have to say that The Villain is my favorite. I do have a soft spot for historical western settings. This story is about three siblings left orphaned after their parents were killed on a train out west. Rosemary, the oldest, takes it upon herself to continue to build a homestead and survive. Then Nicolas drops in and everything changes.

While Shannon O'Malley isn't one of the main characters, she is one of my favorites. I love her fierce and feisty attitude. I also adore the imaginative younger sister, Emily. I found there to be a message of forgiveness in this book - how we shouldn't dwell so much on the past story; instead focus on the present. There is action, love, and thoughtfulness behind the writing! 5 stars.

Author Bios
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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