Saviours of Oestend by Marie Sexton ~ Book Review by Teresa

Saviors-of-OestendTitle: Saviours of Oestend

Author: Marie Sexton

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Cover Artist: Posh Gosh

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 06/25/2012

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Drama, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Trans*, Western

Blurb:

Life on the prairie has never been easy, but now Oestend itself seems bent on destruction.

Banished from the BarChi by the man he loves, Dante Pane must find a way to rebuild his life and heal his broken heart. Unable to love women, afraid to love men, Dante wants only to find some peace.

But peace is hard to come by in Oestend. Dante’s new home reeks of death, he can’t keep his ranch hands in line, and his new cook is taking over his house. As if that’s not enough, strange occurrences plague the prairie—dead animals, unnatural weather, and voices riding wind. Dante is determined to persevere, but it soon becomes clear there’s more at stake than his ranch. All of Oestend is at risk, unless somebody can set things right.

With the help of his faithful ranch hands, Frances and Simon, and the combined strength of friends, both old and new, Dante will fight for his life, his home, and the heart of the one he loves.

Reader Advisory: This book is a sequel to Song of Oestend. This book contains scenes of violence.

My View:

Saviours of Oestend was a richly nuanced tale that made me really think about subjects such as gender and sexuality in a way I never really had before. Both Dante and Cami, and Simon and Frances faced barriers in their relationships that are not the norm for m/m romance. I really enjoyed my time with these flawed but good characters.

It is hard to explain much of what the book made me feel without giving away spoilers. Suffice it to say it did make me feel for these people and their circumstances greatly. The setting was rich and eerie. The paranormal aspect was well done and compelling. The sex was at turns sweet and hot, but never felt gratuitous.

I recommend reading book one fairly close to book two to get the most out of the story. We see a lot of Aren and Deacon and revisit Dante’s unrequited relationship with Deacon. Plus a lot of the wraith background that is essential is covered in book one.

Saviours of Oestend was an exceptional book.

Links

Saviours of Oestend on Goodreads
Pride Publishing
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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