Book Review of Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon
Once in a Blue Moon
Author: Penelope Williamson
Genre: Romance
Book Type: Paperback
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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