I found The Taker to be quite interesting. I normally don’t read historical novels but the synopsis of the book caught my attention so I figured I should give historical novels a chance.
I liked how we are first introduced to Luke who is a doctor in the modern day world in St. Andrews. We then meet Lanny and get sucked into her past. We get to experience Lanny’s life from a teen to an adult and the challenges she has to overcome. Lanny doesn’t come off a bit of a love sick puppy dog but I think it fits with the story well and she can still hold her own.
Another part of the story I enjoyed was when Lanny gets sucks into the past of a Lord Adair who we meet in Boston. I found his history to be quite interesting and I like how Alma connected everyone's past together.
As much as I hated Lanny’s “love sick puppy dogness”, she is still one of my favourite characters in the book. I think its mostly because Alma wrote her so well that you felt Lanny’s pain or joy. Jonathan bugs me! He is soo freaking blind I want to smack him across the head. If only he would have manned up a bit Lanny would have been off.
There are several sex scenes in the story, they don’t go into a lot of detail but not all scenes are consensual. I don’t suggest it to younger readers, definitely an adult book.