Today’s Bookbag title takes us into the world of historical/urban fantasy, one that is inhabited by vampires.
(Don’t worry. They don’t sparkle.)
Monsters & Angels by Anne Marie Andrus begins in 1935 and stars a young, virginal nurse named Sorcha. Following her mother’s death, she escapes to New Orleans for a job, and there, she meets Dr. Raimond Banitierre after she shoved another doctor down for assaulting a patient. Raimond, who has a secret of his own, is taken with her immediately.
Black doctor’s bag in hand, Raimond rapped an ancient knocker against the warped oak door. Tonight’s mission was an act of compassion in sharp contrast to the excess and debauchery that made the city famous, and the first step in his recommitment to an oath taken decades ago. Complacency and apathy had derailed him for long enough.
If he was completely honest with himself, his motive was selfish…
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