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Across a Moonswept Moor
Across a Moonswept Moor
Author: Julie Moffett
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/3/2005
Helpful Score: 2


Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks

Julie Moffett brings readers the sequel to A Double-Edged Blade. Across a Moonswept Moor is an imaginative tale of love, sacrifice, and commitment.

Northern Ireland, 1997: Fiona Chancellor arrives in Ireland looking for her cousin who has been missing for a year. When she arrives at the quaint antique shop, the last on her list, she shows the charming elf-like owner, Seamus, the double-edged blade belonging to her missing cousin. It has a new inscription that only she and her cousin would understand, and it wasn't there a year ago when she first saw the dagger. She's hoping it holds the key to where her cousin is. Seamus tells Fiona of an Irish legend, and how the dagger is said to be enchanted - magical. Late in the night, Fiona heads out to the one place that may hold the clues to help her find her missing cousin.

Ireland 1649: Scotsman Ian McClaren rides in the dark through Ireland to the castle of friend and Irish rebel leader, Miles O'Bruaidar. O'Bruaidar has been captured by Englishman, Oliver Cromwell, and is expected to be executed. Mile's wife, Faith, needs Ian's help to save her husband. Little does Ian know it will take a British woman with determination to teach him the lesson in compassion and determination when rescuing his friend.

Ms. Moffett's distinctive writing style makes her sequel, Across A Moonswept Moor, a pleasure to read. The characters are delightfully drawn and the dialogue clear. Her natural talents and creative imagination successfully bring this story to life. It's a romantic adventure all romance readers should experience, even if only to see how a dagger, a magical stone ring, and dragon's teeth can lead one to love.


Alinor (Roselynde Chronicles: Book Two)
Alinor (Roselynde Chronicles: Book Two)
Author: Roberta Gellis
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/25/2005


A woman alone, trapped in a maze of treacherous power plays and volatile liaisons, Alinor Lemagne is irresistibly swept into an intoxicating, breathless passion for the darkly sensual man whose forbidden love promises only pain and peril. Swirling from the bloody battlegrounds of France and England to the rich pageantry of the king's court, Alinor's passionate adventures weave a breathtaking tale of danger and desire -- and a beautiful woman's desperate quest for love.


The Angel and the Prince
The Angel and the Prince
Author: Laurel O'Donnell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/19/2006
Helpful Score: 1


The daughter of a French nobleman, Ryen De Bouriez wields a sword and rides a destrier as magnificently as the knights of King Charles VI. In place of glittering ballgowns, she wears shining armor; instead of practicing gentle arts, she battles the Englishmen she despises. Those who whisper her name in fear and awe call her the Angel of Death... Bryce Princeton is the dreaded Prince of Darkness, a British lord driven by a desire for conquest and revenge. He leads his vanquishing army into France...only to be captured by a fierce-hearted slip of a woman. Ryen is a maid trained in arms, but an innocent in a contest of passion. So, in the shadows of his prison cell, the sensual nobleman refuses to yield. Instead, he woos her with a passion no woman dare trust - nor resist...


Angel of Midnight
Angel of Midnight
Author: Jo-Ann Power
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/25/2005


Countess Angelica needs a man who is powerful, strong and clever to protect her from her enemies and King John's wrath. She plots to capture the one man who is all this-the elusive, Robin Hood-style hero known as "The Devil of Midnight."

Nicholas St. Clair is none to happy to be trussed up like a sacrificial lamb as he is presented to the lady, but once she tells him her tale he agrees to her charade-that they pretend to be husband and wife. Nicholas has heard the rumors that Angel killed her husband, but he finds it difficult to believe.

Angel must prove she is innocent of the crime and if "marrying" the Devil is what it takes then she'll sell her soul for her freedom. However, her plans go awry when she and Nicholas fall in love.


Await the Wind
Await the Wind
Author: Rochelle Wayne
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 6/25/2005


Chad Logan, who paid for a crime he didn't commit, is out for vengeance. Instead, he rides into the heart of a Sioux uprising in the Dakotas. Meanwhile, Maralee Ryan is out to solve the mystery surrounding her sister's death


Awakenings (Lovespell)
Awakenings (Lovespell)
Author: Saranne Dawson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/25/2005


Futuristic Romance
A little worn but not bad, bought used.


A Baby Changes Everything: Includes CD single by Faith Hill
Review Date: 10/1/2011


Very pretty gift book. Beautiful music included.


Barbara Cartland: Three Complete Novels : Marquises  Their Ladies
Review Date: 4/15/2008


This ISBN is for Paperback!


Beguiled (Harlequin Historical Romance, No 408)
Beguiled (Harlequin Historical Romance, No 408)
Author: Susan Spencer Paul
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/5/2005


Lady Lillian Walford had the look of perfection. Yet a fateful flaw doomed her to a life of silence. And although Anthony Harbreas, the gallant Earl of Graydon, had showered her with his attention, Lillian knew she was fit to be no man's wife. So why had the much-sought-after earl asked her to be his true-bound bride? Tricked by her brother into marriage with the lovely Lillian, Anthony was quick to realize his incredible luck. For he knew that beneath the surface of her quiet beauty, Lillian was a priceless jewel. And he was determined to convince his innocent wife of her true worth and their golden future.


Beneath a Midnight Moon
Beneath a Midnight Moon
Author: Madeline Baker
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/22/2005


The Man of Her Dreams
He came to her in visions - the hard-muscled stranger who promised to save her from certain death. She never dared hope that her fantasy love would hold her in his arms until the virile and magnificent dream appeared in the flesh.


The Woman of His Desires
A warrior valiant and true, he could overcome any obstacle, yet his yearning for the virginal beauty hed rescued overwhelmed him. But no matter how his fevered body ached for her, he was betrothed to another.


The Love of Their Lives
Bound together by destiny, yet kept apart by circumstances, they braved untold perils and ruthless enemies - and found a passion that could never he rent asunder.


AFFAIRE DE COEUR said Madeline Baker has written a fantastic science fiction romance that readers will positively enjoy because of its authentic, life-like portrayal of supernatural powers to enhance a relationship of two souls. The lead characters are great, especially Hardane who is a person that the audience will want to devour whether he is in his wolf form or human form. BENEATH A MIDNIGHT MOON is one superb novel


ROMANTIC TIMES said, Madeline Baker conquers new genre - romantic fantasy. BENEATH A MIDNIGHT MOON is mystical, magical, passionate and dazzling! Western fans will not be disappointed. Romance fans will be thrilled!


Besieged (Skye's Legacy, Bk 3)
Besieged (Skye's Legacy, Bk 3)
Author: Bertrice Small
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/22/2005
Helpful Score: 1


Continuing the Skye OMalley Legacy, BESIEGED follows the adventures of Lady Fortune Lindley as she returns to the land of the OMalleys.

Lady Jasmine, her husband James Leslie, and Lady Fortune arrive in Ulster where Jasmine hopes to find a suitable husband for Fortune. Aside from this, Fortune is due to inherit Maguires Ford, an estate where Protestants and Catholics peacefully live togetherif she marries a Protestant.

William Devers seems a likely candidate for a husband. But his mothers overpowering prejudice against Catholics and her schemes to expel them from Maguires Ford cause Fortune to pause before making the wedding arrangements.

Then Fortune meets Williams brother Kieran, whos been disinherited because he is a devout Catholic. William may be the logical choice for a husband, but Kieran is the one who arouses her passion. Will William stand in the way?

With the plot centering on the historical basis for the Irish Problem, the animosity between Protestants and Catholics, Ms. Small brings a new dimension to a world problem. Only someone of Ms. Smalls caliber could create such a marvelous sensual read and make history relevant. BESIEGED does just what the very best of historical romance should do: educate, stimulate and arouse. SENSUAL (Mar., 333 pp.)


Betrayed
Betrayed
Author: Bertrice Small
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/30/2006


Bertrice Small need I say more. :-)


A Better Beginning: Supporting and Mentoring New Teachers
A Better Beginning: Supporting and Mentoring New Teachers
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/30/2006


Supporting and Mentoring New Teachers. Text bookish.


Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, Bk 1)
Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, Bk 1)
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/5/2005


Medieval Period. He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart--until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland. Captive in a century not her own, entirely too bold, too outspoken, she was an irresistible challenge to the sixteenth-century rogue. She had a perfect "no" on her perfect lips for the notorious laird, but Hawk swore she would whisper his name with desire, begging for the passion he longed to ignite within her. Not even the barriers of time and space would keep him from winning her love. Despite her uncertainty about following the prompting of her own passionate heart, Adrienne's reservations were no match for Hawk's determination to keep her by his side....


Bold Conquest
Bold Conquest
Author: Virginia Henley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/22/2005


Dashing Guy de Montgomery's army sweeps across the British countryside, claiming all in its path. But the fairest prize is Lillyth of Godstone Hall, the sensuous, green-eyed beauty who enflames Guy's warrior blood with a passion he is powerless to resist.
Lillyth's heart sinks when her beloved home falls to the Norman invaders...then surrenders to the hansome conqueror whose gentle virility leaves her breathless.


Brain Ships (Mccaffrey, Anne)
Brain Ships (Mccaffrey, Anne)
Author: Anne McCaffrey, Mercedes Lackey, Margaret Ball
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/25/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Brain and Brawn Compilations
This is Partnership and Ship Who Searched


The Bride's Portion (Baldwin Brides, Bk 1) (Harlequin Historical, No 266)
Review Date: 10/5/2005


Lillis of Wellewyn was the most beautiful woman Alexander had ever seen. A bride out of legend. Yet never could he claim her as his own, for he had vowed to let her go when the last of his people were free from her fathers tyranny. Alexander Baldwin was known as an honorable knight, yet to Lillis he was nothing more than a bully who had married her for her dowered lands. A man who had not only made her his prisoner, but had slowly, and ruthlessly, stolen her heart.


The Captain's Ladies
The Captain's Ladies
Author: Sandra Riley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/4/2007


This is not a Romance. It is an historical account of Anne Bonny and Mary Reads lives. It has sex, violence and gore.
I found it to be a riveting story of what these two women would go through to have the freedom they so desired.
It did not romanticize piracy but answered some questions I had about the subject.
The author has written Non-Fiction on pirates.
I would rate it R for violence and sex.


Captive (Captive Hearts, Bk 1)
Captive (Captive Hearts, Bk 1)
Author: Joan Johnston
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/5/2005


Defying all the rules, daring to speak her mind, Charlotte Edgerton declared her independance before she even entered the Earl of Denbigh's home. Her new guardian immediately made her a prisoner in her own room--until she agreed to learn the ladylike arts.


A Child's Garden of Verses
A Child's Garden of Verses
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/9/2005


A Child's Garden of Verses was slowly put together by Tobert Lous Stevenson as a diversion from his fictional works-as his wife comments, he plucked a blossom here and there until it was first published in 1885. Based largely on his own childhood it is an inspiring collection which has captured the imaginations of children for generations.


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