True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . .On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes... show more
True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . .On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated. Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town’s founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley.Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, The Taker is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption.
Publish date: September 6th 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 438
Edition language: English
Series: The Taker Trilogy (#1)
Inesperadamente entretenido .
I'd forgotten that I actually tried to read this book until I noticed a lot of posts about the author today on GR. I original bought the book while on a trip to the UK. The cover and black-tipped pages caught my eye. The book, physically speaking, is quite beautiful. Too bad the story didn't grab me...
3 stars on potential. This book could have been so much more, but alas it is what it is.
Okay, first note this book is NOT a love story. The book seems to suggest it is but really it isn't. It's a story of obsession, infatuation, and it displays us (humans) in our most cruelest and selfish forms. This book does not belong on the shelf I found it on. It's not the sort of book I read. But...