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The Lady Who Lived Again

(Soul Survivor #1)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  181 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Madeleine Sutter was once the belle of the ball at the popular resort town of Misty Lake, New York. But as the sole survivor of the community’s worst tragedy, she’s come under suspicion. Longing for the life she once enjoyed, she accepts a rare social invitation to the event of the season. Now she will be able to show everyone she’s the same woman they’d always admired—wit ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published December 8th 2015 by Lyrical Press, Inc
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Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)
Want to read a book with an MC that is as fierce as this Destiny's Child song?

I'm a survivor (what?)
I'm not gon' give up (what?)
I'm not gon' stop (what?)
I'm gon' work harder (what?)
I'm a survivor (what?)
I'm gonna make it (what?)
I will survive (what?)
Keep on survivin'(what?)

Honestly, I wasn't expecting to love this book as much as I did. I highly recommend this series if you are suffering from a reading slump and need a cure because let me tell yah--this book was so satisfying! And that ending...
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin


"Four dead girls on the slab, on the twelfth day of May. On Friday the thirteenth, one girl walked away."

That is what the kids would sing about Maddie!

I loved this book a lot! I really felt sorry for Madeleine Sutter (Maddie) in the book. After an accident kills all of her best friends, but one that was out of town, and she came back to life the next day.... the whole town didn't want anything to do with her. The stupid jerk Paster Hogle ha
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
**I received a free eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Madeleine Sutter used to be one of the town favorites, everybody loved having her around. Girls wanted to be like her, boys wanted to be with her. Until one day she's in a terrible accident where she and her friends are declared dead, but Maddie doesn't really die, and she gets blamed for the whole thing and her neighbors start giving her the cold shoulder.

This girl is strong as hell.

The people from Misty
Jenny Q
3.5 Stars. For three years, Maddie Sutter has been living as an outcast. Once one of the most popular and admired young ladies in town, she is now treated as a pariah, shunned by the people who were once her friends, all because she was the sole survivor of a driving accident that took the lives of three other young women, and the town has never forgiven her for it. Though she is lonely and bitter, she accepts this situation, living mostly in isolation with her elderly grandfather and the miracu ...more
Suze Lavender
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Madeleine was once a very popular girl. She and her friends were loved by everyone, but ever since their accident, of which she was the sole survivor, people have turned against her. She shouldn't have walked away unharmed at all and instead of being dead she woke up with an extraordinary ability, she can heal people. She's a social outcast, but this might change when Jace arrives in town. He's in Misty Lake to start a medical practice and has to get used to working in the countryside. He and Ma ...more
Erin Burns
I received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, this does not affect my opinion of this book or the content of my review.

You typically expect doctors to be Mary Stus in fiction (assuming they aren’t the evil villain), but this one is something of a cad and a rake. Jace is also more than a bit of a know-it-all ass. Maddie on the other hand, it is hard to get a handle on her, all puffing, preening, flirtation one minute, soundly grounded and reasonable the next, and flighty as al
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher via NetGalley for a fair and honest review and rated it 5 out of 5 Stars.

A captivating mixture of paranormal and historical romance, The Lady Who Lived Again by Thomasine Rappold grabbed my attention from the first page and never let go. The first book in a new series, Ms. Rappold’s story is filled with colorful characters, sharp dialogue and a scintillating romance. Set in a small town in upstate New York, showcasing the best and w
Marilyn Rondeau
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
This once again, is a new author for me. I was impressed by the summary and thought to give it a try and am quite glad I did. THE LADY WHO LIVED AGAIN is the story of a young woman, Madeline Sutter, who was in a wagon accident with four of her friends. Madeline and all four friends were killed in this accident – according to the doctor who pronounced them dead. Madeline was misdiagnosed and seemed to come out of what had to have been a coma. The townspeople, led by the pastor who had lost his da ...more
I wasn't sure what to expect when I got this book for free, but I very much enjoyed the story!

I'm not exactly sure how to describe this, as it has a bit of several things: drama, romance, unexplainable circumstances, small-town prejudice, but overall, what I liked most was the characters and the attempts they make to deal with the challenges that life throws at them.

Madeline is a wonderful character, and I liked her a lot. She is in a terrible situation, being the town's hated and feared pariah,
Madeline Sutter was in a wagon accident with her 3 friends (possibly 4, the called the group the 5 fairest, but later there was another girl who was one of the "fairest" too. This is why internal consistency is important.) She "wakes up" from the dead with the ability to heal. The local doctor was incompetent, missing that she was just unconscious and the local preacher declared her a devil. Social ostracism for years. The new doctor is determined to bring science to this backwards community.

Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
This week, I had started and stopped reading three novels -- making it to 25%, and then giving up on them. I was about to call it a bad week of reading for me, and then I started reading Thomasine Rappold's debut novel, The Lady Who Lived Again, finished it, and loved it.

It's New York in the Gilded Age, but Thomasine Rappold has chosen to set her story in the gray and bleak, and appropriately named town of Misty Lake. I like the idea of "mist" -- that not-quite middke ground between clear and h
Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
A different kind of historical romance, with a paranormal twist! Of the 3 books in the Sole Survivor series this one is the best. It's not a deep and complex book, but I enjoyed the story, and Maddie and Jace had great chemistry. It was a great book because it was so unique and unusual.
Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Fair Five. Misty Lake NY's clique made up of beautiful, flirtatious girls that were always more concerned about wearing the latest fashion than acknowledging the average people on the street. Then the accident happened. Four of the friends were killed in a wagon accident. Strike that. The day after the town doctor proclaimed her dead, Maddie Sutton awoke from the coma she had been in.

Waking with terrible injuries, Maddie was told she would never walk again. But her determination and her new
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Not badly written, but a predictable fluffy romance.
2.5 Stars

Ultimately, this book was a disappointment to me. I had high hopes as I always love a good historical romance with a touch of the supernatural. The book pleases on a few regards; yet, the other issues drag it down.

I liked Madeline and Jace as individuals. They both have strong constitutions and wills, being able to face heavy trauma and tragedy to come out stronger the other side. I liked Jace’s no nonsense, scientific attitude towards medicine, not being taken in by the local hocus-poc
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Lady Who Lived Again by Thomasine Rappold is A Solve Survivor Novel. Madeleine Sutter is twenty-four years old and lives in Misty Lake, New York with her grandfather. She is the sole survivor of an accident that claimed her friend’s lives three years previously. The town doctor declared her dead (I personally think she was in a coma) and then Maddie woke up the next day. Now no one in the town will associate with her (they are a superstitious lot). Maddie did wake up with one little benefit— ...more
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Originally given 3.5 hearts at Rookie Romance.

Madeline Sutter was once part of The Fair Five, a group of vivacious, beautiful young girls who were adored in their community. After a terrible accident involving four of the five girls, four girls were left dead...until Madeline Sutter was resurrected. Okay, so she wasn't actually resurrected but she was declared dead (accidentally) and now the whole town either fear her or despise her. In addition to thinking she's some kind of abomination, they a
Cat | Bookocraze
Originally posted on Book-o-Craze, on a tour hosted by Tasty Book Tours.

This has been an exquisite read for me!

Maddie has been an outcast on her own town for the past three years, ever since a terrible wagon accident in which four girls were found dead. Among them, Maddie, too. But to the doctor and the whole town's surprise, she didn't stay dead. In fact, when she suddenly opened her eyes, everyone assumed she was resurrected. But, her severely injured and broken leg would leave her unable to w
Janis Hill
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Kensington Books for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an open and honest review.

‘The Lady who lived again’ was a very enjoyable little read. Although not the most historically accurate of historical romances I have read, I don’t care as it made up for it with the romance, the character’s personalities and that little touch of the supernatural. And I really do wish I could explain WHY I didn’t feel it historically accurate enough… there was just something to the perso
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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All right I was drawn to the cover of The Lady Who Lived Again. I mean it's a pretty cover, and the title is definitely intriguing. Of course, it was calling my name and after I read the blurb it became a must read. I have to say that I wasn't disappointed. The story is unique, interesting, and captivating.
We have Madeleine Sutter (Maddie) who goes from bell of the ball to pariah after one fatal afternoon. After three years she decides she needs to reenter society, and
Angel Hatfield
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Maggie had lived through an accident while 3 of her best friends had not. The doctor had even pronounced Maggie dead and the next day she came to and then the town felt she was some kind of demon and wished she had died with the other girls. It had been three years and still whenever she went to town everyone watched everything she did. Even those who had cared for and loved her. Now seemed to dread seeing her like all the rest of the town other than her grandfather.Her three friends were gone b ...more
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
This historical novel is an amazing and intense reading with a fabulous heroine, an amazing setting and interesting plot.
Maddie was a lively girl, always dressed elegant and takes part in many parties along with her inseparable friends. But one night there was a bad accident, her friends have died and she went into a coma. She had miraculously and inexplicably awakened. She also acquired the gift of healing. In the small town near New York in which she lives, however, everyone hates and
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading The Lady Who Lived Again. (Soul Survivor #1) by Thomasine Rappold.
This story is set in the 1800s in rural Misty Lake. Madeleine (Maddie) Sutter was the soul survivor when the wagon she was on crashed during a storm, her three friends did not make it. Maddie was pronounce dead as well but the next day she awoke. The small town doctor didn’t know what to think, and couldn’t explain why she was alive and the others weren’t. She was now an outcast. She lived with grandfathe
Debi Yoneda
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I needed a book that was easy to concentrate on while flying home after xmas holidays. Somewhere during 2016 I had downloaded this novel onto my Kobo reader. I was up on New Years Day at 0430 and headed to the airport, browsing thru my lists of potential books to read, when I came across this story. While in the taxi I started reading the first chapter and was hooked right away.
Romance novels are really not my style, but this book was the exception. Maddie was a young woman that survived a horri
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, netgalley
I enjoyed this book. Though it was set in the horse and buggy days, it didn't feel like an "old" story.

Maggie is the soul survivor of a tragic buggy accident that killed three of her friends that day. Though the doctor had pronounced her dead, she wakes up the next day. Not only is her life changed by the accident, her whole life is upside down. She is now the pariah of the town because they believe she is at fault for the accident and she must be evil for coming back to life. When she meets th
Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed

Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

This book grabbed my attention from the beginning. There's a steamy romance, judgmental town folk, sticky situations, dangerous situations, and a touch of the paranormal for good measure. Maddie's a pretty amazing character. Her strength and ability to overcome her past is inspiring, especially in this time period. She has her moments of breaking down, but who wouldn't? It really showed her as human and brought her to life even more. Jace was fun, and he was M
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow I love this book. I was told about this book, that I might
like it. They were spot on. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this
book. Maddie is such a strong character, To be able to
continue on after all that happened to her. Then there is
Jace a Doctor new to the town and soon Maddie's fiance,
but not by his choice. Well at first anyway. As they continue
with this charade, they grow closer together. I love how he
defends her, even if it may hurt him in the end as well. I can
not wait to see what
I didn't like this first book in the series as well as the second book. Both are standalone books and there were very few characters in both books. My issue is that where the second book had a well-formed sense of place - the small New York town of Misty Lake - and time - 1880s, the first book only seemed to have a strong sense of place - the same small town. I felt Maddie acted much too modern and forward for the time, her age, and her experience. I felt like the whole story could have taken pl ...more
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
First - I was expecting way more fantasy. Second - Rappold's version of medicine at that time is really modern day medicine with old fashioned language, and maybe because I AM an ER physician her portrayal of medicine made me cringe. It's ok as a romance but I wanted more fantasy, more mystery and more historical accuracy
Well, that ending was rather lackluster... Plus, there wasn't enough of the mystical element to keep me happy - a little bit of an explanation as to the origin of Maddie's healing powers would have been nice. Good premise, but the execution could have been better.
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A three-time RWA Golden Heart nominee, Thomasine Rappold writes historical romance and historical romance with paranormal elements. She lives with her husband in a small town in upstate New York that inspired her current series. When she’s not spinning tales of passion and angst, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing on one of the nearby lakes, and basking on the beach in Cape Cod. Tho ...more

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