“Border Moonlight is an interesting and historically-rich, border romance novel”
Product Description – From Amazon.com
“Lady Sibylla Cavers is ripe for marriage, yet she’s rejected the first three suitors her father brought. When one of these suitors, the dashing Lord Simon Murray, rescues both Lady Sibylla and the small child she was trying to pull from the churning River Tweed, Sibylla begins to see Lord Simon in a new light. As he cares for her and the child until both are recovered from their near-deaths, she finds admirable – even lovable – qualities in Lord Simon. But political intrigue surrounding the powerful governor of Scotland will throw obstacles in the path if Simon’s and Sibylla’s budding love. Simon will fight for his inherited estate, while Sibylla will use all of her wits to protect their future together.”
Border Moonlight is a historical romance novel that gives you a fairly realistic sense of border life. The Author’s attention to detail and the authenticity of the time period is a nice treat. I have to admit that the use of Scottish some language and their way of speaking is a significant interruption to the flow of the story and I found it necessary to stop frequently and re-read sentences so that I could figure out a particular word’s meaning. The pacing is fairly good, other then the ‘language’ issue. The characters are very likable and well developed. I really enjoyed the interactions between Sibylla and Simon, they are a feisty couple.
I would have liked this book to have had a more romantic feel and I really think that the author could have marketed this book, with a little more development, as historical fiction, not as a historical romance novel.
♦♦♦♦♦♦ (6 out of 10 Diamonds) – I enjoyed it
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A special thanks to Hachette Book Group for sending me a copy to review.
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