Review: The Kure by Jaye Frances

Posted August 20, 2012 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 1 Comment

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Review: The Kure by Jaye Frances
The Kure

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Series: The Kure Series #1
Genres: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance
Released on September 16, 2011
Pages: 318
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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Before I get to the story, I’d like to comment on the cover art.  I really liked how it set the ambiance for the story that came after it.  This is a darker story that has an urban fantasy feel to it though the time period is historic.

The backdrop of the farming community and village have an Old Salem feel to them where practicing witch craft for everyday life needs seems believable.

In this story, John Tyler a simple farmer is faced with a devastating, fast-working disease that leaves him with two horrific choices for treatment.  The tale begins when he learns this and progresses through him agonizing both physically and with his conscious over what he will ultimately chose as his cure.

The plot is strong and I truly enjoyed following John as he struggled to make good and sometimes selfless choices in the face of his own agony, future disfigurement and possible death.  The addition of Sarah Sheridan and their budding romance was also a good plot thread.

The pace was sometimes slow particularly in the beginning, but picked up just fine once John was ‘on the clock’ so to speak in figuring out what he was going to do to combat his disease.

A word of caution for the faint of heart (or stomach in this case) with the long details about those icky leeches (still brings a big ‘ew’ out of me just thinking about them) from the doctor or later when the details regarding the progress of the disease in John’s body was described.  I readily admit that others might not be bothered about this, but just putting it out there in case it is the sort of thing that’s too much for you.

As to the characters, I was heartily impressed with John.  I love it when the hero is ordinary, but his situation is what comes along and shows what his character is really made of.  The heroine is introduced later in the book and she is more of a secondary character much of the time, but I enjoyed what I saw of her.

The romance between John and Sarah is barely beyond the attraction phase and something happens near the end of the story that will test what has just begun between them.

Though not a typical fantasy, this story will have appeal for those who enjoy the old gothic-style reads that gave one those delicious shivers up and down the spine.


About Jaye Frances

Jaye Frances is the author of “World Without Love,” a suspense thriller series with an erotic edge including “Betrayed,” “Reunion,” and “Redemption.” Her other books include “The Beach,” a sci-fi supernatural tale about the possibilities—and horror—of wishful thinking; “The Kure,” a paranormal-occult romance novel; “The Possibilities of Amy,” a coming-of-age story of first love; and “Love Travels Forever,” a collection of poignant short stories. When she’s not consumed by her writing, Jaye enjoys cooking, taking pictures – lots of them—and sipping a glass of merlot with a side of dark chocolate. Jaye lives on the gulf coast of Florida, sharing her home with one husband, six computers, and several hundred pairs of shoes.
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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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