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Once in a Blue Moon
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 »
ISBN-13: 9780440614128
ISBN-10: 0440614120
Publication Date: 5/1/1995
Pages: 464
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 8
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.
Grade: A+
Sensuality Rating: R
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Helpful Score: 4
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.

Story: 4.5 stars
Romance: 5 stars
Overall rating: 4.75
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Helpful Score: 3
This is an awesome bk and for a while the reader really worries about the HEA for the h/h.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Historical Romance.
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Helpful Score: 1
Interesting and absorbing love story.
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