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Hacienda Moon is a seductive tale of one woman?s journey to confront the demons of her past and find the courage to face her future. It is a mesmerizing novel that explores the deepest depths of human nature, and the characters will hold and haunt you long after you have read the final chapter.
Posted July 27, 2013
Slightly based on a story of a warship named “Fortuna” in 1748, this is a story of believing in spirits of the past, a Gothic Romance at it’s finest.
Tandie Harrison was a psychic who worked with the police department until she lost her power. In an effort to get away from the terrible memories of the death of her 6 year old daughter, she decided to move away to North Carolina to a historic plantation house, called Chelby Rose, and try to continue her writing career. Meeting a tall and handsome man at the airport, Eric Fontalvo, in an odd twist of fate, he is hired by the home owner, Saul Chelby, to help renovate the home.
Why does Saul not live in a house that has been in his family for generations? The local townspeople are full of stories of ghosts and spirits and a curse on the house. The more Tandie tries to find out, the more involved she becomes as her visions begin to return, and the more dangerous things become.
The characters, both from 1748 and the current story, each have their own deceptions and secrets. Written in an easy to follow style, you’ll want to keep the pages turning to see what Tandie discovers. A Gothic romance with curses, witches, relationships and adventures to keep you interested until the very end.
Posted July 10, 2013
This was a very interesting book. It is part mystery part love story with a ton of twists,turns, and some very unhappy ghosts to top it off! I really enjoyed the history in the story and how the characters were connected with the past. I feel like there was a strong message about learning to be at peace with the loss of a loved one and that no matter what happens your heart can love again. And I am truly interested to see what kind of psychic trouble Tandie will get into next. If you enjoy an intriguing mystery with a good dose of romance and a bit of supernatural thrown in then Hacienda Moon is definitely worth checking out! In my opinion recommended.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 10, 2012
KaSonndra Leigh's is a name you will soon remember because she's about to hit the big time.
A while ago, I read her novel Copper Suns and while reading Hacienda Moon I have noticed that her writing has greatly improved. She's ready for the big time!
Unlike Copper Suns, Hacienda Moon is not a YA novel. No sir re bobby! This one is for the adults!
A gothic romance you won't want to put down. This book is full of ghosties, bumpities, psychic visions, and ahhhhh!! SPIDERS!!!
There's also a bit of swoon in it, too! And your heart will ache for Tandie (the main character) who has lost her child and is trying to get on with her life.
One thing that I enjoyed about this book was that it was based in the South. And because KaSonndra Leigh is a southern girl she did the South proud by not adding a jillion idioms. Thank Bob!! It always makes me so mad when southerners are portrayed as poor speaking ninnies who just sit on the front porch drinking iced tea saying phrases that maybe their great great grandmothers said. KaSonndra also doesn't go all Gone With the Wind like others tend to do. Sure, Tandie lives in an old plantation house but this house has nothing on Tara.
Hacienda Moon is a great read. If you're looking for a mystery, a ghost story, a romance, or even a contemporary... somehow... KaSonndra Leigh wrote just that ;)