Moonshadows by Melinda Hammond

September 5, 2008 clorindat
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I was eager to read this book as soon as it was released. Here is the synopsis:

Right man, wrong century?

Feeling trapped between an attraction to her rich, handsome boss and loyalty to her penniless boyfriend, Jessica “Jez” Skelton hopes a visit to her aunt’s house will clear her head. Instead, a box of inherited letters raises the dust of the past—and clouds her present even more.

The eighteenth century letters resurrect the tragic love story of Sarah, a woman who was mysteriously erased from the family history. A woman whose love for a rich and powerful lord forms a disturbing parallel to Jez’s life. Is it a warning not to succumb to her boss—or risk suffering the same unhappy fate?

Piers Cordeaux knows his advances are forcing Jez into a corner, but he can’t seem to help himself. Something about her reaches deep inside him, awakening needs that all his money can’t satisfy. He can’t shake the conviction that they are meant for each other.

As Jez tries to ignore her growing attraction to Piers, she is drawn deeper into her ancestor’s desperate story. And she begins to wonder if her connection to Piers is an accident…or the work of a ghost whose determination to claim his lady reaches across two centuries of time.

Well what can I say? Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

Why can’t mainstream publishers release more stuff like this? It was such a nice change, well-written, page turning (or the ebook equivalent of page turning). It had everything, a simple yet enthralling storyline, great characters you really cared about and a lovely ending.

I love historical fiction (it had that), I love modern fiction (it had that too)…On the publishers website here, it categorisies it as a paranormal romance. I wouldn’t call it *that* paranormal (not that I’m an expert). Anyway, if you a reader who isn’t sure about paranormal books – don’t be put off by that label.

I loved the way Piers chased Jez, and the historical paralelled story worked really well along side it and was very moving. There were eerie bits that were enthralling. It was a bit like Cinderella meets the ghost of christmas past.

I would say more, but I would have to be more specific and I don’t want to give the story away – you’ll have to discover it yourself by reading it!

Well done Melinda, a great book. Hope you do more like this.

Rating 9.5/10

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Entry Filed under: Ebooks,Modern,Other Historical

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Melinda Hammond  |  September 5, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Thank you for your super review – this is my first book of this kind, I loved writing Moonshadows and yoru enthusiasm will encourage me to do more!

    Melinda

  • 2. Clorinda  |  September 5, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Great! Start now- Please!!

    Thank you for writing such a great book. By the way I don’t usually comment on covers (neer judge a book by the cover), but I loved the cover of this – reflects the mood of the book brilliantly. If Sanhaim decide to do a paperback for this I’ll definitly buy a copy.


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