Red L. Jameson
**A Chanticleer Paranormal Winner**
In the midst of the Battle of Concord, Violet Buccleuch wakes to look down at the gaping hole through her heart.
Two months before In February 1775 she lives the life of a normal colonial woman. Though normal is a stretch of the word, since she wears breeches and farms to provide for her sister and mother. However, she knows well of expectations for her to settle down and marry. Her sights are set to wed her childhood friend, Mathew Adams. But fate and a French spy, Jacque Beaumont, falter her best intentions.
Her heart is pulled in two directions as one man offers what she desires; the other saves her after violence and grief rip Violet’s life apart. Then the battle that erupts the American Revolution rages in her yard, forcing Violet, with a rifle in her hand, to choose her own fate. But destiny deals her another blow. After she sips what appears to be innocuous water, she finds herself impervious to . . . death. Now immortal, Violet rushes to lend her sniper’s eye for the battle, which she hopes will save the man she vows to love.
"I've just finished L.B. Joramo's THE IMMORTAL AMERICAN and it's better than a good read. It's a page-turner that kept me reading late into the night, but not wanting to reach the end.
The author has created a cast of Massachusetts characters rankling under the oppressive laws enacted by King George III and his Parliament. But the history is interesting background for Violet Buccluech to tell her story. She's a feisty, independent young female ahead of her time. Well educated by her Quaker father, she dons men's britches and runs the family farm after her father's death. She's engaged to Mathew Adams (Yes, he's a cousin to Samuel and John Adams), her childhood friend who's handsome, caring and charismatic. The appearance of a darkly handsome and enigmatic Frenchman, Jacque Beaumont, creates a charming intellectual foil that steals her heart and forever changes her life.
The characters are people I cared about. I shared the ache of Violet's painful losses and her delight in discovering newlywed passions. Historic insights into this tumultuous period of American history are revealed by Hannah, Violet's beloved younger sister, freed slaves, Mr. Jones and his wife Bethany, militiamen at the Battles of Concord and Lexington, British officers, and even the "lobster back" redcoats.
I highly recommend THE IMMORTAL AMERICAN to readers of historical fiction, romance and/or supernatural fiction. This was a well-written and well-researched book by L.B. Joramo. My only regret is that I have to wait to read the next book in this series." -Compulsive Reader, Amazon Review