In 1883, young Sinclair Readford decides to leave Philadelphia and her fine education behind for the adventures which might await her in Montana Territory. Letters from her aunt Tilly lure her into the West, but soon she finds herself hanging out of a window of a brothel, trying to escape from the place where she had tried to find her relative. She falls into the arms of handsome ranch boss Jefferson McCloud who comes only reluctantly to her rescue. He offers her a job as caretaker for his little sister Maddie -- a challenge Sinclair enjoys to take on for more than one reason.
Deborah Schneider's Wild West romance starts promising, but loses some of its momentum after the main character Sinclair Readford arrives at her love interest's ranch. Eastern-bred Sinclair occasionally annoys both Jefferson McCloud and the reader with her behavior, but she remains lovable nonetheless. Schneider seems a bit indecisive about Sinclair's character though -- while she is described as tough and self-confident woman, she still relies in critical situations on a man to rescue her. All in all, "Beneath A Silver Moon" is an entertaining western novel which romance lovers will love not only for the steaming love scene at the end of the book.
Sinclair Readford had reached the end of her rope,figuratively and literally.She hung out of the third-story window of a whorehouse in nothing more than her inmentionables.To escape the disreputable establishment,the eastern-bred lady had vowed to go to any length.However,when her fingures slipped and plunged into the embrace of a ruggedly handsome man,she wondered if she'dbeen saved or damned.
What a fun romp with plenty of sizzling romance, too. This author has a great sense of humor!