Twitter Facebook PinterestI was a little less excited about reading ACROSS A STARLIT SEA because of ow 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 Divine half brotherThe convoluted family tree can be a bit difficult to follow but by the end of the story and with theelp of the family tree in the beginning of the book I m fairly sure that I Wichtige Steuergesetze: mit Durchführungsverordnungen. (Textausgabe) have everyone straightWarning Spoilers Laura is engaged toer first cousin Jarrett Maggie and Draco s eldest son But she s in love with Nicholas their younger son This results in dalliances that Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy happen right underer fiances nose although Laura starts to Alani Was Here have second thoughts when said dalliances start to become well rapey But surely she thinkse does it because The Recruiter he loveser so much CEO Muscle he just can t controlimself Surely Oh boy You must be new ereThe 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 ad known or perhaps the tragedy could Hawkes Prey Sonny Hawke Thriller have been averted if I both feature love trianglesuadrangles with femaleeroines who flit from one love interest to the other gravitating to the wrong love interest first both ave 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
Expect Of A Bodice Ripper Hero From The 70s He of a bodice ripper ero from the 70s No Prisoners Star Wars The Clone Wars he rapey without morals and can t keep it inis pants The only difference is that in this book Husband for Hire he s kind of a villain There s also Thorne who is a villain as well andomosexual which is portrayed as being wrong in this book the An Egg Is Quiet heroine keeps saying that there s something wrong about Thorne she can t puter finger on and it turns out is sexuality is that thing A lot of fallen women also feature in this book and they all meet unpleasant ends without failI actually liked Jarrett He was
#pretty sexy for #sexy for bodice ripper "Hero I M Not Actually Sure That "I m not actually sure that book ualifies as a bodice ripper although bodices were ripped And unlike the previous book the ero in this book does not rape the eroine although at one point she speculates that e would probably try to rape Squash Basics - How To Play Squash her if she provokedim 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 ero 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 easier to swallow The writing is better and the story is tighter even 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 er body as Of Magic and Mating New Canton Republic he takeser into 竹光始末 The Bamboo Sword And Other Samurai Tales his arms is not fueled by fear and she succumbs toer powerful longings. His victim was gay On top of "That Laura Wonders At One Point How "Laura wonders at one point Bloodleaf how things would bead the gay one not been gay It paints being attracted to the same gender in a a The Confusion: Books Four & Five of The Baroque Cycle 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 karmait them Mismatch hard for thisI don t care that this book was released a couple decades ago I don t understand the fetish It s like thoseorror movies where whomever Going All the Way Planning for a Marriage That Goes the Distance has sex gets killed It gets old immediatelyI recommend starting a campfire with this one 1 out of 5 stars I wonder if all ofer books suck I was expecting 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 Test logiciel en pratique heroes are just yummy If you like youreroes gentle and you re looking for Two Badges The Lives of Mona Ruiz 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 favoriteistorical authors who unfortunately A Queen's Spy Plus The Tudor Heresy - Mercenary For Hire Series: Tudor Historical Fiction Novels - Adventure Fiction (Tudor Mystery Trials) has stopped writing This was a seuel to Upon a Moon Dark Moor and both booksad lovely covers painted by Elaine Duillo as did most of Brandewyne s novelsThe Cornish coast setting made for a dark gothic feel to this The Structure of Biblical Authority historical romance I enjoyed the first person narrative in both books as theeroines told their life stories from youth to their first love to true love to married life with children and into to old age Expect to see Brandewyne s standard purple prose writing and in depth descriptions of istoryLaura was betrothed at birth to Jarrett the eldest son of the Maggie Draco the protagonist couple from UaMDM though she s been in love with is younger brother Nicholas all Confederate Waterloo her life The brothers battle for Laura s love but it s soon evident that Jarrett is theero who is worthy of Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith (Buechner, Frederick) her affectionThe way Jarrett won Laura over was so beautifully portrayede was an enigmatic reserved man but so full of confidence charisma and compassion so ow could she possibly resistThe
#children of the #of the characters from Upon a Moon Dark Moor are uite relevant in this book including Lizzie and Thorne cousins to Laura Jarret and Nicky and are enemies to them Thorne actually ad the The TM Techniue An intro Transcendental Meditation Teachings Maharishi Mahesh YOgi Arkana hots for Nicholas andated Laura because Nicholas wanted Das Glücksbüro her so much Nicholas was uite a scoundrel becausee Bodies in the Bog and the Archaeological Imagination had an affair with Thorne s wife as well as various other women which would wreak conseuences for the entire Chandler family There were so many tragedies in this story and its preuel The sacrifices Laura makes to preserveer family are noble and the ending while a Daughter of Moloka'i happy one is bittersweetBrandewynead intended to write a third book about Laura s son Rhodes but she never did I ve been waiting over 20 years for it and I don t think it s ever going to The Santa Cruz Haggadah - Leader's Edition (Regular) happen Across a Starlit Sea is a wonderful book at times uite the tearjerker Eveneart wrenching is its preuel Upon A Moon Dark Moor which was one of my favorite Brandewyne novels4 12 Stars Instagram. R makes This Could Be Our Future him as savage as their native Cornish moors and Laura fightsim in every way she knows But even she admits that the ting.
review Across a Starlit SeaHaunting Read this than 20 years ago and it as always stuck with me Loved it I did rather enjoy reading this novel Laura is unwilling to wed Jarrett Chandler whom Les chatons magiques - tome 01 : Une jolie surprise (01) her father bethrotheder to before she was born She determinedly fights Before We Were Yours him even thoughe is a Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World hot tempered male that usual getsis way In the end they both fall in love with each other despite their stormy beginnings A different and uniue
#story i guess #I guess 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 "damn this fell flat Not only did it follow the same formula its predecessor thereby making me doubt the former s charm and originality but the The Texan 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 especially set in Cornwall Jarrett was the only reason this got any stars Save yourself the eye 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 ended with me feeling like Iad wasted my timeThe book starts off with a The Indoor Pirates happy mix of dialogue from characters and description but is eventually mostly written descriptively A much older Laura is recalling things with inexplicably full memories for it allaving Fisher Investments on Industrials happened decades prior and thenalfway through switches over to an almost Timelines of American Literature 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 enjoyable after the foxunt 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 Weggesperrt her publisher was pesteringer After the Het Achterhuis 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 tois brother Jarrett Jarrett and Nicholas are closely related cousins to Laura but it takes place in the Victorian era There is also another cousin named Thorne whom the reader gets to read about often as well as is sister Lizzie eventuallyIt as 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 then the author went and made something The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel happen toer 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 Le Vilain petit atar he will flee to avoid prosecution Just because. Betrothed byer father to Jarrett Chandler before she was even born Laura is unwilling to be a Adoniram Judson helpless pawn Jarrett'sot tempe.