Roses in Moonlight by Lynn Kurland Review

England, London, Southwark, Interior of Shakespeares Globe TheatreSamantha Drummond has spent her entire life doing whatever her famous, demanding parents required, never leaving home and never earning any money so she could leave home. In Roses in Moonlight by Lynn Kurland, Samantha takes an opportunity offered by her brother to house sit for a couple in England for the summer, hoping that the money she makes will allow her to leave home forever.  But things get complicated when Samantha realizes that a simple delivery for her employers leads to her being followed by more than one individual and eventually kidnapped.

Derrick Cameron is an antiquities acquirer expert, basically he is the guy you call when you want something located, either legally owned or illegally stolen and he will figure out who has possession of it. When a valuable piece of Elizabethan lace goes missing from a client’s house, Derrick is sure he knows who took it so he immediately sets off to get it back. But things don’t go as expected and Derrick must travel back to Elizabethan times to recover the lace with Samantha, keeping both of them alive in that dangerous and dirty time period.

Lynn Kurland is one of my favorite authors but I have to admit that the last several novels have seemed a bit formulaic, while a good read nothing that was absolutely fabulous. That being said, Kurland has brought everything I love about her original books to Roses in Moonlight. The characters are believable, heartwarming and charmingly flawed. Kurland takes us back to Elizabethan time, giving us a fabulous glimpse of this majestic history making moment (Shakespeare’s The Globe Theater) but she doesn’t sugar coat the smelly, dangerous time period that it was. Roses in Moonlight is a great stand alone read but I highly recommend, at the very least, that you read the first few books in the series so you understand about the time travel a little bit better. I couldn’t put Roses in Moonlight down and it definitely rated a five star for this reason.

You can read an excerpt here.

The MacLeods Reading Order:

A Dance Through Time

The Very Thought Of You

Veils of Time

A Knight’s Vow

Opposites Attract

Christmas Spirits

My Heart Stood Still

A Garden In the Rain

Much Ado in the Moonlight

When I Fall in Love

With Every Breath

Till There Was You

Roses In Moonlight

roses in moonlightRating: Star 5copy

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Title: Roses in Moonlight

Author: Lynn Kurland

Format: Paperback, eBook

Page Nos.: 368

ISBN: 978-0515153460

Publisher: Jove

Release Date: April 2013

Available for purchase: Amazon

Reviewer: Jessica

 

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