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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2006

    Absolutely a page turner!

    From start to finish it was a delight to read all through the enigma of the whole family. The romance was beautiful as well. I absolutely loved it and recommended it to all my book clubs. The sensuality, sweetness and mystery all rolled up into one book is more than I had hoped for in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2006

    A great start to a new series

    I really enjoyed Awaiting The Moon. I never knew till the end who did it. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2006

    Sensual Gothic Paranormal

    All I can say is that if the first line of the book doesn¿t hook you, 'I'VE HEARD that werewolves roam the woods of Germany,' Elizabeth Stanwycke said, peering out of the carriage window into the dark wintry woods, the snow on the ground gleaming in the moonlight.¿ Then you¿re obviously not a fan of paranormals and should definitely stop there, as the rest of this luscious well-written novel is a rare treat for werewolf paranormal genre lovers. ******************** Elizabeth had made the heart wrenching decision to leave England after her scandalous affair had been exposed and the man she¿d loved and given her innocence to turned into a cad. It wasn¿t as if being the poor relation and acting as governess for spoiled cosseted children was such a wonderful life, but at least it was familiar. Now in a strange land and barely speaking German, Elizabeth¿s introduction as she approached Wolfram Castle was to see a naked woman running across the frozen ground with a man on horseback pursuing her. Instinctively Elizabeth attempted to follow and help the woman but was hauled back into the carriage by the coachman under orders from her companion and mentor, Frau Katrina Liebner who warned that she must never go into the Wolfram forests alone at night. This was only the first of many warnings and directives she would face when introduced to the eclectic group of inhabitants at the castle, but it would be the master of the house, Nikolas von Wolfram who would prove to be the most enigmatic. Handsome beyond belief, his very presence raised not only the hairs along Elizabeth¿s back but melted the heart that had been frozen by a cruel betrayal. ********************. *** Oh my, a return to the gothic romances I cut my reading teeth on! Only this one had the added bonus of giving a delicious paranormal twist and fabulous sensuality that was a pure delight. I thought the heroine a very brave and resourceful young woman who was ready to bend over backwards in trying to gather the good will of her recalcitrant young charge. Nikolas was the typical brooding dark and mysterious master of his domain, both frightening yet giving the aura of dark temptation to our intrepid heroine. Suffice it to say, that both leads were fashioned very well for one another and perfectly matched. A healthy abundance of secondary characters added even more depth to the story giving the reader a tremendous amount of choice as to who the villain in the story was. Historical aspects including the setting of Germany and the uneasy relations between France, Germany, Russia, and England added even more zest to robust the plot. The high level of sensuality was a boost in keeping the pace racing along as well as this reviewers blood pressure. With a definite feel of the old fashioned gothics but with a highly charged level of sensuality and a wonderful taste of the paranormal this is sure to please most fans of the genre. ********************. Marilyn Rondeau, RIO ¿ Reviewers International Organization

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2006

    abosolutly amazing

    omg!!!!! this was my first ever romance novel and boy was it good. i can't get over it i read it in little over a day having stayed up all night to finish it, and although i found myself quite tired at school that was the least of my worries. i couldn't concentrate, all i kept thinking was i have to have another one, and i hope her next one comes out soon. awaiting the moon was undescribalbly good. it wowed me from start to end, leaving me breathless and smiling althroughout the next day. if you haven't read this i reccomend you do so as soon as possible you won't be dissapointed!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Great storytelling

    In 1795 Englishwoman Lady Elizabeth Stanwycke journeys to Wolfram Castle in Germany to become a tutor to Charlotte, niece to Count Nikolas von Wolfram, as she has nothing else. Near the estate she notices a man chasing a woman in the woods, but her escort, Katrina Leibren, insists they not stop and tells her to forget what she saw.------ At the castle, she meets her new employer, his two sisters and an uncle as well as the visiting Count Delacroix. Elizabeth soon finds herself wondering what is going on as she hears strange noises and witnesses eerie events. The weirdest is her growing feeling for Nikolas, who at times is coldly aloof while on other occasions, is passionate as if he feels the heat between them. Still unable to resist the mystery of the occupants of Wolfram Castle and especially the wolf-like howling just outside, Elizabeth begins to investigate not realizing how dangerous that is to her well being including her heart.------ AWAITING THE MOON is a fast-paced historical romantic suspense that will keep the audience wondering whether the sub-genre is gothic or supernatural. The key element to Donna Lea Simpson¿s clever prose is whether a werewolf is running loose in Germany and if so is that creature Nikolas? Elizabeth as she falls in love with her employer ponders which is worse that he is a murderous shapeshifter or that he is a homicidal lunatic. Fans of either sub-genre will treasure this strong Regency era thriller.------ Harriet Klausner Monkey Love

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