Moonlight and Shadow

( 4 )

Overview

As the War of the Roses comes to a close, the houses of York and Lancaster seem to have put their old battles to rest. But too many players are within a stone's throw of the throne. Amidst political strife, Heloise Ballaster, maid-of-honor to Richard of Gloucester's duchess, and Sir Miles Rushden, friend and adviser to the Duke of Buckingham, are about to be ensnared in love's trap, all the while struggling to stay alive in this deadly battle for the crown.

...
See more details below
This Paperback is Not Available through BN.com
Note: This is a bargain book and quantities are limited. Bargain books are new but may have slight markings from the publisher and/or stickers showing their discounted price. More about bargain books
Sending request ...

Overview

As the War of the Roses comes to a close, the houses of York and Lancaster seem to have put their old battles to rest. But too many players are within a stone's throw of the throne. Amidst political strife, Heloise Ballaster, maid-of-honor to Richard of Gloucester's duchess, and Sir Miles Rushden, friend and adviser to the Duke of Buckingham, are about to be ensnared in love's trap, all the while struggling to stay alive in this deadly battle for the crown.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616843038
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/3/2002
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Isolde Martyn attended the University of Exeter and has won many honors for her work, including the RITA award for Best First Book from the Romance Writers of America. She has also twice won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award from the Romance Writers of Australia. She is not only a writer, but a historian, editor, and former chair of the Sydney branch of the Richard III Society.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Posted February 26, 2012

    I would recommend

    Awesome book and the author is great, love the books sent out request for eBook formats in the rest of the books!You want magic and mystery you will love this.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2006

    Excellent!

    The Formula: A lovely maiden with silver hair. A scarred (face and soul) knight with a mind for king-making. And a wedding at sword-point between the two....Oh Yeah! When Sir Miles Rushden faces a youthful knight across a field, he never suspects that he will be drawn into a whirlwind of events that will lead him to the alter with the one beneath the helm! Heloise Ballaster hides her silvery hair beneath elaborate headdresses for fear of others' suspicions. When her father forces Miles Rushden to marry her, she knows that though her life had been nothing more than a series of hardships, it was about to get more difficult. Miles escapes and her father forces Heloise to seek him out on pain of being cast out without a penny! In distant Wales, Heloise takes up a noble identity and faces her reluctant husband with the courage she had shown on the field of honor. In an adventure shadowed by the Duke of Buckingham, Heloise's sister and father, and opposing armies bent on destruction, Heloise and Miles find a consuming love that could endure all but the darkest treachery...BRAVO!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2006

    Rather Boring?

    The long-winded and archaic-sounding passages spoil the romance between Heloise and Miles. Though immaculately researched and detailed, the politics of the book overshadow the romance. The book would have been better if deemed historical fiction rather than historical romance. I found the dialogue stilted, the romance mundane, and the storyline boring. It should have been titled 'Moonlight and Shadows: Cure for Insomnia'.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    superb fifteenth century romance

    In 1483, merchant Sir Dudley Ballaster forces his oldest daughter Heloise and Sir Miles Rushden to marry at sword point. Not longer after exchanging, vows, Miles flees for Wales with plans to annul the marriage. <P>Dudley informs his daughter that she must find refuge with her new spouse as he no longer will take care of her. Heloise follows Miles to his residence amidst the Duke of Buckingham¿s estate. Under disguise, Heloise gets inside and soon charms everyone whom comes into contact with her including her runaway husband. Miles wonders what happened to him as he loves his wife and wants her by his side forever. <P>On the surface, MOONLIGHT AND SHADOW is a typical fifteenth century romance. However, adding depth to the strong romance is historical personage and events from the real world in which a fragile peace ending the War of the Roses needs very little to break back into civil war. It is the effortless ability to interweave real people and occurrences into her story lines as she has done with this wonderful novel that makes Isolde Martyn highly regarded and her books so appreciated by more than just sub-genre fans. <P>Harriet Klausner

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)