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Posted March 25, 2012
Other reviews have outlined the plot, so I won't repeat it here, but be prepared for a romantic suspense with a paranormal twist that I found utterly entertaining. Stephanie Burkhart's chill-inspiring book adds a new twist the werewolf mythology and she deftly draws on her characters' past to create a tragic story arc that left me eager for the next book in Burkhart's trilogy. If you like paranormal and suspense, you'll love this story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 5, 2012
Twilight Over Moldavia is the second book in the Moldavian Moon series by Stephanie Burkhart. Aptly continuing the storyline, this book is about Stefan and Michael, the children of Theresa and Mihai, and Stefan's fiancée Caroline and her family. A curse from the first book follows the Sigmaringens into the second book. The story is one of a blood-curdling chase. As a side issue, the unification of Romania is in the works, and a tour of Romania, starting from Constanta and continuing with Carpathia, Transylvania, and Wallachia, adds to the haunting beauty of this dark tale. The suspense mounts when the crown prince Stefan fights to undo the curse before the deadline of his eighteenth birthday and with the help of Caroline, since a werewolf named Timon is after him to add him into his clan by turning him into a werewolf. The question of who will suffer as the result of the curse and who will manage to come on top provides the tension throughout the story. The images, the moods of the scenes, the strength of the characters, and the romance between Stefan and Caroline make this book a classic in its genre, for rarely a second book in a series can be this engaging and electrifying. Then, to continue the excitement, the epilogue promises a third book in the series. Knowing the power of Burkhart's pen and judging from the success of the first two books, I can bet the third book will be just as spell-binding as the first two, I highly recommend this book not only for readers of paranormal romance but also for those who love to read a well-written, gripping story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 16, 2012
Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers Favorite
The future for Stefan and Caroline has been arranged by their families, or rather after Caroline's older sister is killed tragically and she moves up to take the spot. From the moment they meet, they know they are meant to be together always. As time draws closer to their wedding and Stefan's 18th birthday, a shocking secret is revealed that hurls both families head first into danger. At their heels are a rogue wolf and his subservient witch who plan to claim the young man as promised many years ago. The only thing that can break the spell is the two young adults proclaiming their true love for one another before Stefan's birthday. The strength of both families and the combined power of their white magic is indeed something to reckon with. Will it be enough?
This book is part of a series. A tremendous amount of research must have been done by the author in order to offer such concise mental images of the landscapes and the terrain in this story. I could almost smell and feel the chill of the dampness. The secret passages lit the adventurous part of me as I imagined scurrying through tunnels with only a lighted stone to make the way to the next destination. There are a couple of very steamy, intimate scenes that are certainly within the context of the story and it makes sense for them to be included.
We are left with a cliffhanger that the next book is promised in April 2013 and it will surely be worth the wait!