I met Alma Katsu last summer at The Decatur Book Festival. I was stage captain where she would be speaking on a panel with Tananarive Due. As they began to discuss there books I knew I would have to read her debut novel, THE TAKER. After Chapter One I knew it would be my next Bubble Bath and a Good Book Selection.
Let me notify you that THE TAKER is not Christian Fiction. However, I chose it this week, because it is a brilliant story about good and evil.
The Taker in Katsu’s words: It's the story of a young woman, Lanore, growing up in an isolated village in Maine in the 1800s who falls in love with a young man, Jonathan. He's the eldest son of the family that owns the town: He's wealthy and, more than that, he's preternaturally, irresistibly beautiful. She knows that if she gives her heart to him, she's in for nothing but heartache, but she can't help herself. Lanore becomes pregnant by Jonathan and is sent by her family to Boston to have the baby in secret, but Lanore runs away and ends up being taken in by Adair, a mysterious man with otherworldly powers. He has the power to grant eternal life — but there's a catch. You can live forever, but you will be bound to the person who has made you immortal, and only that person can break the spell. In other words, only the person who gave you eternal life can take it away from you.
Now bound to Adair, Lanore decides to use this power to keep Jonathan with her forever. It's not until she's done this that she realizes she's made a terrible mistake: They are now both tethered to Adair, who is much more dangerous than she imagined, and it's up to her to save both Jonathan and herself from an eternity of torment. –USA Today
Bubble Bath Choice to go with this book:
Bath and Body Works BE ENCHANTED bubble bath. The name fits the theme of the book and it smells great. A mix of Pomegranate, Sugared Petals, Creamy Musk fragrance notes. Bath & Body Works has a nice sale going on this weekend. Buy 3 Get 3 Free. Enjoy.