Thursday, December 9, 2010

Review: Moonlight Wish by Janice Bennett

Moonlight Wish by Janice Bennett

Publisher: Cerridwen Press

Genre: Historical Romance

Heat Rating: 1




When Lady Edwina Langston’s grandfather orders her to marry his heir or be cut off without a penny, she makes a heartfelt wish on the full moon to be her own mistress. Xanthe, her fun-loving fairy godmother, sweeps her off to Brighton’s summer season, where Eddie’s ability at piquet can lead her to wealth—or ruin. When her spurned groom, the dashing and dangerous Viscount Ashtead, aids her in her new career as a genteel gamestress, is it out of the growing love she longs for—or as a plot to win her grandfather’s fortune?

Xanthe and Titus must spin a magical web of romance to entangle this mistrustful pair into the true freedom of love.

Dodie's Review

Normally regency romances are filled with women who use their feminine wiles to trap or trick some landed, titled handsome man to fall in love with them, when they never thought they would want to get married. This book is what happens if a strong, smart, self sufficient woman is born into Regency England. Lady Edwina Langston’s grandfather tries to strong arm her into marrying the man of his choice. Eddie won't stand for that, and instead of taking either of her grandfather's choices, she runs away into the night wishing on the moon for help. The moon sends her fairy godmother to help.

I haven't read the other two books in this series, so if there is some overarching point or goal to Xanthe and Titus being involved in people's' lives, I don't know what it is. That being said, I never felt like I was missing anything. Xanthe was great for advice and making the simple pleasures of a beautiful dress appear, but Eddie really steered her own boat. She fought for her own happiness, and had the wisdom to listen to excellent advice when offered. I was so happy when she found her happily ever after. If you like regency romances and are sick of helpless females, or if you like contemporaries and are looking for something different, this is the book for you.

4 Tea Cups!

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