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  • Posted November 17, 2013

    Impressive story and characters. I received the book from the a

    Impressive story and characters.

    I received the book from the author for an honest review.

    They say ignorance is bliss, but in this case ignorance showed the foolishness of men and women as you read about this time period, where everything was called sin when it did not coincide with what the Puritans believed. A time of turmoil, witch hunts and manic lies, all to show yourself superior.
    The author did a wonderful work in recreating that time and the life they led. She showed how people's perceptive was distorted and used for their own cunning devices. It seemed nothing would stop someone to make false accusations and got away with it, all in the name of witchcraft. Admitting the worst sin imaginable.

    Lydia Colson found herself in that position, accused of witchcraft. But before I give the story away let me just say this, I was greatly impressed with her character.
    Doing what was necessary to survive she committed a sin. The reason the book is called Her Wicked sin, a fitting name for this well written and authentic historical book. A sin that would led her to Salem where she worked as a midwife and physician. Due to this, she opened herself for unwarranted attention from neighbors, especially Rebecca. 
    A canning gossiper if I have ever seen one. Cruel, unforgiving always seeking the worst in everyone else. I really do not like her, but for her role she was perfect.

    In rode Henry on a black steed, called Willard, and from the very moment these two were alone their troubles started. It created more trouble but yet...always a but **smile**. Two people could not be more suitable than these two. Even if they had to lie to protect this newly discovered love.
    Passion and love flared from the first flickering of light between them. Spontaneous, instant and romantic. This is after all a romance novel. 
    Your heartstrings will be pulled, and filled with compassion and love in the story as you read more about them and the trails they faced. 
    Henry's character was sincere, strong and he had a mind that brooked no resistance from his very wealthy parents. I was impressed with his charming wit and love for this woman, clearly not from the same stock as him. 
    Now I sound like them **giggles**.

    The stranger that always lurked in the background would leave you speechless at the final outcome. And you wish the story would continue. 
    A wonderful fast paced read I can recommend, that will leave you with no doubt that you want to read more from the author's pen. You will not be disappointed with Sarah Balance newest book.

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  • Posted September 14, 2013

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    I loved HER WICKED SIN, a romantic story set in 1692 in Salem, M

    I loved HER WICKED SIN, a romantic story set in 1692 in Salem, MA. It was suspenseful at times and also had a few twists I didn’t see coming (I think it’s great when that happens!). I experienced a range of emotions as I read this story. Anger that children and adults could be so downright nasty and mean spirited. Distressed at the accusations directed at Lydia. I also felt Lydia’s anguish, her strength, and then her joy with Henry. That the author made me feel these emotions is a tribute to her writing ability.

    The characters the author created were well developed and the story flowed at a good pace. I thought the language to be appropriate for the time period which demonstrates, to me, that Ms. Ballance did her research. The intimate scene was extremely well-written and totally in keeping with the setting and story. It was very moving.

    HER WICKED SIN did not disappoint this reader’s expectations at all. I will be reading this book again and I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. I would recommend this book to fans of historical romance and readers who love a good story. I’ve followed Ms. Ballance’s career and I only see her star shining brighter with each book she writes.

    Rating: 5

    Heat Rating: Mild

    Reviewed by: Karen C

    Review Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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  • Posted September 9, 2013

    Normally I'm not a fan of American history, growing up in Europe

    Normally I'm not a fan of American history, growing up in Europe I know nothing about it and typically it holds no interest for me.
    However, 30 pages into Her Wicked Sin I was hooked. Not only was this book a wonderful love story but a fab way of giving a history lesson to ppl like me that normally don't care.
    It's about a young lady who has "lost" her husband moved to a new town to start over. She then finds a stranger in need of her help. She is a healer.
    The stranger is on a quest of his own, looking for a lost brother. Together they battle their feelings, his family and a small town.
    The only downside is I felt it was a little rushed at the end and with that got confusing.
    But well worth the 2.99!!!

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