After the brutal murder of her parents, Katelyn Corbin, a thoroughly modern twenty-one year old college senior, faces the prospect of restarting her life. After arriving in Charleston, Katelyn meets James Dubois and soon falls madly in love with him. He is a handsome young widower and wealthy patron of her school with an old world aristocratic bearing. She is deeply intrigued by this mysterious man who lives alone in the beautifully restored colonial plantation of Whitehall Manor.
But James is not the man she thinks he is. Dark secrets begin to come to the surface. Katelyn soon begins to develop a series of unsettling questions about her new love. She begins searching her own soul for answers, forcing her to question whether or not to continue their relationship.
Katelyn confronts James with her questions and His confirmation validates her fears that he is indeed the man she fears him to be. His revelations shock her, forcing her to acknowledge things about herself and her world that she never thought possible. She discovers that old folklore and fairy-tales are real in a world where vampires live and love side by side with humans.
Katelyn realizes she must make a choice. Does she continue her relationship with James, becoming a vampire herself and living with him forever, or does she walk away, remain human and live without him … is she really strong enough to make either choice?
The Epic Saga of The Master of Whitehall is a timeless love story set in historic Charleston, South Carolina.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I'm normally not a fan of paranormal books but I think Rick Veal might have changed my mind. Well, I at least like his paranormal books, maybe we shouldn't judge all books by the genre it is lumped in.
This book is set in gorgeous South Carolina, and Veal romanticized every little detail of that beautiful city. I want to take a vacation now, no I want to move there now!
His descriptions were almost like poetry, fabulous job.
His characters are great, even his secondary characters are well fleshed out. Both Katelyn and Lexi are sweet, lovable girls that you could see yourself liking in real life. My heart really went out to Katelyn over her tragedy. She is so determined to start over and move on with her life. This made me see how strong she was, and I love strong females in books.
James Dubois is a vampy, and he owns the huge house "Whitehall." (Which again is described beautifully.) He totally mesmerizes Katelyn and pulls her in with his magnetism. He had me under his spell too, those vamps will do that to you.
This is different than most vampire love stories I have read before, maybe that's the reason I liked it better. It was written with more attention to details and I even liked the history aspect. There I said it, I, Renee, liked the history aspect of this story! Don't let that get out, I have a reputation to uphold. This did have some mild steam and I really enjoyed it. Katelyn's Chronicles was a sweet love story, who doesn't like that.
I give Katelyn's Chronicles 5 stars, it is very well written!