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Then the author went and made something happen to her that can best be described as karma I felt the author dealt Laura something she deserved in that chapter but unfortunately for the author it didn t save this book from the flamesI will not give away than one spoiler The author went and killed off the gay character while a straight one lives This is when I lost respect for Laura Jarrett and Brandewyne They decide to do nothing after the murderer announces he will flee to avoid prosecution Just because his victim was gay On top of that Laura wonders at one point how different things would be had the gay one not been gay It paints being attracted to the same gender in a a horrible light and attempts to make murdering a gay person seem like the right thing to do To make the book worse the author doesn t make karma hit them hard for thisI don t care that this book was released a couple decades ago I don t understand the fetish It s like those horror movies where whomever has sex gets killed It gets old immediatelyI recommend starting a campfire with this one 1 out of 5 stars I wonder if all of her books suck I was xpecting a trashy romance but it was far from you d never guess from the cover It was depressing and tragic and I give it five stars for being completely unconventional and unpredictable These Cornwall Gothics are old books don t let the September 1999 re release date on fool you very un PC and written in first person but the heroes are just yummy If you like your heroes gentle and you re looking for humor these books are not for you but whenever I want a bit of sturm and drang I reread both since one follows the other Across a Starlit Sea was a tempestuous romance written by Rebecca Brandewyne one of my favorite historical authors who unfortunately has stopped writing This was a seuel to Upon a Moon Dark Moor and both books had lovely covers painted by Elaine Duillo as did most of Brandewyne s novelsThe Cornish coast setting made for a dark gothic feel to this historical romance I njoyed the first person narrative in both books as the heroines told their life stories from youth to their first love to true love to married life with children and into to old age Ex Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestI was a little less xcited about reading ACROSS A STARLIT SEA because of how melodramatic and campy its preuel UPON A MOON DARK MOOR was ACROSS takes place with the next generation of the last set of characters Laura the narrator of ACROSS is the daughter of Wellesley Maggie s half brotherThe convoluted family tree can be a bit difficult to follow but by the Love for Imperfect Things end of the story and with the help of the family tree in the beginning of the book I m fairly sure that I haveveryone R makes him as savage as their native Cornish moors and Laura fights him in A Heart of Stone every way she knows Butven she admits that the ting.
Haunting Read this than 20 years ago and it has always stuck with me Loved it I did rather Taking Instruction (Taboo, enjoy reading this novel Laura is unwilling to wed Jarrett Chandler whom her father bethrothed her to before she was born She determinedly fights himven though he is a hot tempered male that usual gets his way In the Language and Linguistics end they both fall in love withach other despite their stormy beginnings A different and uniue story I guess I deserved it since I made the age old mistake of reading the seuel of a book I really loved but damn this fell flat Not only did it follow the same formula as its predecessor thereby making me doubt the former s charm and originality but the heroine was TSTL and it felt massively incestuous with the many cousinly love trianglesmanwhore fests and my interest was therefore divested Such a shame since I so love Gothic romances Divertimento especially set in Cornwall Jarrett was the only reason this got any stars Save yourself theye rolls and just watch Poldark folks spoiler alert Aside from a sentence that I liked the wording of and added it as a uote this unfortunately Love Is a Fairy Tale ended with me feeling like I had wasted my timeThe book starts off with a happy mix of dialogue from characters and description but isventually mostly written descriptively A much older Laura is recalling things with inexplicably full memories for it all having happened decades prior and then halfway through switches over to an almost hazy style of recall There was no real transition for this It felt abrupt Once I finished it I felt like this book should ve gone in a completely different direction because the book started to be less Promise at Dawn enjoyable after the fox hunt chapter After that it was written in a different vein It s like she d started writing it passionately and then only finished it because her publisher was pestering her After the halfway point most of it was depressing stuff Laura is the daughter of an aristocrat and pines for one brother named Nicholas but is affianced to his brother Jarrett Jarrett and Nicholas are closely related cousins to Laura but it takes place in the Victorianra There is also another cousin named Thorne whom the reader gets to read about often as well as his sister Lizzie ventuallyIt has some admittedly funny parts within its pages but that unfortunately did not save this book I borrowed it originally thinking it may be good I ve read one romance novel that was good and one that repulsed me This one didn t repulse me but sadly is pretty much as bad as the latterOne that I will not include with reasons I dislike this book is that there s a scene where it is revealed that a character is gay and Laura literally vomits at the mere thought of it Originally I was not pleased frankly but. Betrothed by her father to Jarrett Chandler before she was ven born Laura is unwilling to be a helpless pawn Jarrett's hot tempe.
TraightWarning Spoilers Laura is Bangkok Wakes to Rain engaged to her first cousin Jarrett Maggie and Draco sldest son But she s in love with Nicholas their younger son This results in dalliances that happen right under her fiances nose although Laura starts to have second thoughts when said dalliances start to become well rapey But surely she thinks he does it because he loves her so much he just can t control himself Surely Oh boy You must be new hereThe melodrama in this book is complicated than the last book because there are characters to play with although like UPON A MOON DARK MOOR the story spans from the characters childhoods to their adulthood The parallels between the story are numerous and interesting both are narrating as teary old women lamenting the tragedies of their past both make very cheesy foreshadowing statements like If only I had known or perhaps the tragedy could have been averted if I both feature love trianglesuadrangles with female heroines who flit from one love interest to the other gravitating to the wrong love interest first both have very flowery descriptions of the moors that are caught in that uncomfortable limbo between poetic and purpleNicholas is actually a pretty insidious character and about what you would The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery expect of a bodice ripper hero from the 70s he s rapey without morals and can t keep it in his pants The only difference is that in this book he s kind of a villain There s also Thorne who is a villain as well and homosexual which is portrayed as being wrong in this book the heroine keeps saying that there s something wrong about Thorne she can t put her finger on and it turns out his sexuality is that thing A lot of fallen women also feature in this book and they all meet unpleasantnds without failI actually liked Jarrett He was pretty sexy for a bodice ripper hero I m not actually sure that this book ualifies as a bodice ripper although bodices were ripped And unlike the previous book the hero in this book does not rape the heroine although at one point she speculates that he would probably try to rape her if she provoked him lustily I m not sure what that means or what I m supposed to do with that information but there you go Rapeyness uotient aside Jarrett was a good solid Byronic hero and it made the romance in ACROSS A STARLIT SEA much palatableIf you read and were put off by the rape in UPON A MOON DARK MOOR I think ACROSS A STARLIT SEA will be much Darkmere easier to swallow The writing is better and the story is tighterven if it is basically a mirror image of book one right down to a mystery at the mines that s straight out of Scooby Doo Brandewyne is like a toned down bodice ripper or a smutted up Victoria Holt gothic If that appeals to you I say go for it3 star. Ling which courses through her body as he takes her into his arms is not fueled by fear and she succumbs to her powerful longings.
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Born in Knoxville Tennessee Rebecca lived in Knoxville and then later Chattanooga for the first few years of her life After that she and her family moved to Kansas where she grew up spending her summers in Alabama visiting both sets of her grandparents She says she's just a country girl with a dash of big city sprinkled in for spice But having traveled extensively in the United States