Monday, March 21, 2011

MOON BURNING by Lucy Monroe

Children of the Moon, Book 3
Publisher: Berkley Books
Date published: February 2011
ISBN: 978-0425239803
Historical Romantic Fantasy
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Tammy
Obtained via: publisher

The third book in Lucy Monroe’s popular Children of the Moon series, MOON BURNING, is a Scottish historical romance with a paranormal twist of the werewolf variety.

When the sacred Moon stone is stolen, Sabine fears the extinction of her bird shifting people is soon to follow as the stone carries magic that makes her people fertile upon their coming of age ceremony and brings them into their magic. Desperate to return the stone to her clan, Sabine pretends amnesia and tricks the Donegal clan Laird into “rescuing” her so she can gain access to his keep. Her plan works perfectly, except for the part where she falls for the handsome Laird. That little hiccup was completely unexpected.

Lucy Monroe’s MOON BURNING is a fast moving character driven historical romantic fantasy that has its heroine overcoming prejudices as she struggles between doing what is necessary to save her clan and following her heart. The Scottish Highlands is a beautiful setting for this magical tale. Sabine goes into her ruse with a lot of assumptions about the Donegal clan which prove to be complete untruths. She believes wolves are her enemies. Meanwhile, the wolves have no idea that shapeshifting birds even exist as something beyond stories. As she falls in love with one of the wolves, she realizes that every race has both good and evil within its makeup. Although there are really very few big surprises in the storyline, it is the journey that readers will find enchanting.

Those fans of a little magic and fantasy with their Highlander romances are sure to enjoy Lucy Monroe’s MOON BURNING.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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