Once in a Blue Moon Author:Penelope Williamson Once on a wild and windswept moor... — Those who knew spoke of the infamous Trelawny men in hushed, shocked whispers. But to flame-haired Jessalyn Letty, wild, captivating child of the storm-tossed Cornish moors, McCady Trelawny was the most fascinating man she had ever met. Few knew of the dream that burned in McCady's secret soul -- a ... more »dream destined to change the world. But Jessalyn knew and shared his passion. Only she believed in his miraculous vision... and in the love he awoke in her hungry, yearning heart.
Once upon a sweet and dangerous passion...
Dark, consuming fires drove McCady far from his tarnished past -- and from the bewitching lass who aroused a passion stronger than his own will. But when he returned, that laughing, barefoot girl of that sunlit summer was no more; in her place was a woman... a bold, courageous beauty who would force him to choose between passion and pride, honor and hatred. Only Jessalyn's sweet faith could redeem him -- and conquer his scarred devil's heart with a tenderness he had never known... and a love that comes along only... Once In A Blue Moon.« less
Another keeper from what I have come to think of as one of the best romance writers of all time. This woman can write. There is literally nobody I can compare her to. One of the really remarkable things about this book is that she threw every contrivance in the book designed to keep the H&H apart at me, and I couldn't have stopped turning pages if I was unconscious - I was THAT hooked. Things happen in it that I typically don't care for in a romance, but Williamson writes so unbelievably well, that I just didn't care about anything but getting to the HEA. It's like she does more than just write, she pours out her soul onto paper.
Sensuality Rating: R
It's all too common in romance novels for the hero to inherit crushing debt and be forced to marry--usually the heroine. Or, the heroine is trapped in genteel poverty until the rich and powerful hero rides in to save her.
Not in this story.
The reader's heart aches as these two fall in love and cannot marry because both are destitute. Marriage to others, betrayal, murder and other obstacles are thrown in the way of their happiness until it seems there can be no truly happy ending. Still, the reader may find herself up until the wee hours of the night to see how it all turns out.
For me, this book is a keeper. In a few months, I'll read it again and fall in love with this story and author all over again.