Lucy, from Moonraker’s Bride by Madeleine Brent, was born and raised in China. She was the daughter of rich missionary parents from England until she was orphaned due to disease. She runs an orphanage with little help from Miss Prothero (who raised Lucy). One day an English stranger comes into their little village and Lucy’s life quickly spirals beyond her control. One minute being thrown in prison, the next being married. One day after being married, she is widowed. Two strange men are searching for the same treasure and each believe it is Lucy that can help them find the treasure to save their families. Bad things seem to happen to Lucy on a regular basis, and yet those supposedly caring for her rarely believe her. It looks like Lucy is only going to be able to rely on herself, and hope she can rescue the one man she realizes she truly loves.
I really loved this unique story, just like I love all of Madeleine Brent’s novels! The story line and plot is completely original, and kept me enthralled with it until I finally finished it. The characters were well developed and the plot had enough twists to keep me completely interested through the entire novel! I was not bored for a single moment through the novel!
Title: Moonraker’s Bride
Author: Madeleine Brent
Page Nos.: 319
Release Date: June 1978