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Moon's Flower
     

Moon's Flower

4.4 28
by Marie Hall
 
Once upon a time, long, long ago a flower fairy looked to the sky and dared to fall in love with The Man in the Moon…




Or so goes the tale that Danika weaves for the gathered fae children. Tonight is the night to learn a hidden tale of Kingdom. A story long forgotten, remembered by few. A tale of treachery, of love, betrayal and woe...

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Once upon a time, long, long ago a flower fairy looked to the sky and dared to fall in love with The Man in the Moon…




Or so goes the tale that Danika weaves for the gathered fae children. Tonight is the night to learn a hidden tale of Kingdom. A story long forgotten, remembered by few. A tale of treachery, of love, betrayal and woe... but there's more to the story than meets the eye. This isn't just a tale of Jericho and Calanthe and their doomed Shakespearean romance, for tonight the truth of one beloved Kingdom character will be revealed.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148900627
Publisher:
Marie Hall
Publication date:
11/22/2013
Series:
Marie Hall's Kingdom Series , #7
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
55,317
File size:
420 KB

Meet the Author

Marie Hall is a USA TODAY BESTSELLING author (did she put that in large enough print? Because she could totally get bolder with it *g*) who loves books that make you think, or feel something. Preferably both. And while she's a total girly girl and loves glitter and rainbows, she's just as happy when she's writing about the dark underbelly of society. Well, if things like zombies, and vampires, and werewolves, and mermaids existed. (Although she has it on good authority that mermaids do in fact exist, because the internet told her so.)

She's married to the love of her life, a sexy beast of a caveman who likes to refer to himself as Big Hunk. She has two awesome kids, lives in Hawaii, loves cooking and occasionally has been known to crochet. She also really loves talking about herself in the third person.

If you want to see what new creations she's got up her sleeves check out her blog:

www.MarieHallWrites.blogspot.com or contact her personally at

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Moon's Flower 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Danika, our favored fairy godmother is back, and it is story hour for the fairy children.  She is carrying on the long tradition of telling a story that works as part lesson, part entertainment and entirely enchanting: the little fairies can't get enough.  This is the story of the Man in the Moon: his curse, his love and his heartache and the one little fairy who dared to be different. Danika, being a rather off-beat fairy godmother herself, can't just tell a story, she must conjure images much like a movie, using the images to highlight her readiness, and bring her listeners to attention.   Jericho was a shepherd, albeit a handsome one, minding his own business when he encounters the most bright and beautiful woman he had ever met.  Siria is the sun, bound to rule the days for eternity, yet always seeking her match.  Jericho didn't shrink away from her heat, her flame, and fancied himself in love.  She bound him to her that first night, a sentence of 500 years free only to walk the earth once a month.  From passion to prisoner, blinded by lust to barely able to tolerate her presence, their relationship is on the rocks, and Jericho is missing his life of simplicity and sunshine, light and love.  Calanthe is a fairy, a flower fairy, obsessed and consumed with the flora around her.  Feeling rather out of place, and curious about the treasures hidden within the headmistress' house, she steals a seed and rushes from the regular evening festivities to tend her seed.  Jericho watches Calanthe, he sees everyone in all the Kingdoms, but this one fairy caught his eye, and he swears that she was looking right AT him.  And then, the stolen seed blooms: a moon flower and Calanthe is entranced.  Gently stroking the flower, Jericho can feel her touch and sense her care.  He decides that he will find her the next time he can wander the Kingdoms, he makes a plan.  Throughout the story we are watching the characters develop and understand their motives, feel the love bloom between Calanthe and Jericho,  and hold our breath much like the listener's to the tale.  Utilizing Danika from the Kingdom series, bringing in the other fairy godmothers of the council, and even providing a snarky disbeliever in Genevieve, who doesn't dare admit to her curiosity, this could be any story hour at the library.  But it is so much more: connections and sexual tensions are electric, the story is refreshing and Calanthe is bold and brash and willing to sacrifice everything she knows for love.  Truly heartwarming and a great installment in the Kingdom stories, this will whet your appetite if you've not read the earlier books in the series, and please all current fans. I purchased a copy of this book, originally read in beta format, for my own library for purpose of honest review.  I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
PiecesofWhimsy More than 1 year ago
*I received a copy of this book free in exchange for my honest review* 3.5/5 This is the first book I have read by Marie Hall and so I wasn't sure what to expect going into it but her beautiful, descriptive language and the simple fairytale feel to the book hooked me from the start. This book is the sixth in the Kingdom series but I had no trouble reading it as a stand-alone. There was mention of another Marie Hall story right near the end but it didn't affect my enjoyment of the story and just left me feeling curious as to what that story entailed. Moon's Flower is about the Man in the Moon, a once-mortal man bound to the service of the moon for 500 years, and the flower fairy, Calanthe, with whom he falls in love. I love fairytales and this tale was so new and unique that I couldn't help love it that little bit more. I've never read about the Man in the Moon and having him brought to life with such an interesting history and story was great to read about. I really enjoyed all the characters, the good and the bad, everyone was unique and had their own, little flaws (or not-so-little flaws depending which character we're talking about). I thought the way in which the tale was told was clever and it let me absorb the fairytale side of it all the better. This book is only a quick read and gave me my nice little bookish fix for the day. This fairytale is definitely more adult suited, with some not-so-PG-scenes but there's definitely nothing overly graphic and I think it's well enough balanced to suit most readers, regardless of their preference for clean or steam (though it is more on the steamy side). Overall I found this book enjoyable and I liked its fairytale format: short, sweet, and full of good, old-faishoned heartache, betrayal and magical curses! And of course there was plenty of true love, because a fairytale just isn't right without it! A very nice fairytale story.
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
A dark, bittersweet, yet utterly lovely romance, Moon's Flower was a wonderful read. With a surprise in store about a major player in Kingdom, this novella managed to surprise me. I really enjoyed reading this fantastic book. Both of the main characters, Calanthe and Jericho, were great. Both were likable. Calanthe was a lively, fun character and Jericho was a super sweet hero. I thought they were both awesome. The romance was so bittersweet, it broke my heart. Worry not, we get a somewhat happy ending, but not without a lot of heartache along the way. I thought Calanthe and Jericho were lovely together. And the chemistry between them was hot. The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were plenty of unexpected twists in turns for such a short book, and that kept me drawn in. Not to mention a secret about a Kingdom character that, if you've read the series, you already know. I really enjoyed the story and the ending both made me happy and broke my heart. Moon's Flower was a fantastic fantasy romance. It was bittersweet, yet undeniably romantic, with hope in store for the characters. I really liked this novella. Romance lovers, this is a book worth reading. *I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had not read any of Marie Hall's work before this one. It is the sixth in her Kingdom series, but can largely be read as a stand-alone. There is a reference toward the end of the book to what I believe might be to the first book in the series, but it doesn't give anything away from that story and doesn't take anything away from this one. What really hooked me about the description, and had me wanting to read the story, was that it's a story about the Man in the Moon, which was a new concept to me. We've all heard of the Man in the Moon, but what do we know about him? And do we really care? In most cases, probably not. However, in Moon's Flower, the Man is given a name, a face, an origin story. We find out what he does during his days & nights and what motivates him. It's a cool look at an "old" character that not many of us know too much about. Without giving too much away, Moon's Flower is about a fairy that falls in love with him and he with her; it's the story of their love, and the consequences of that love. I really liked Calanthe (the fairy) and how she wasn't content to live the life she was expected to live; she wanted more for herself. There's a surprise at the end of the story that will probably make the series' readers pretty happy. I enjoyed without being as invested in the characters, so series' regulars should enjoy it too. And I have to admit, I liked it enough to pick up "Her Mad Hatter," the first book in the series. I'd like to find out more about this world Marie Hall has created! I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the LOP here on Goodreads.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Moon's Flower by Marie Hall Kingdom Series Book 6 An older fairy favors the young Fae children with a story on this particular evening. A story about a young flower fairy and the Man in the Moon. Of forbidden love, jealousy and betrayal. Jericho had been a man once. Living in England. Falling for a beautiful woman cursed him to five hundred years of darkness. He was no the Man in the Moon, no longer able to enjoy sunshine. Hating the woman who has enslaved him in the darkness. And then one day, a ray of hope. Calanthe was not quite content as a flower fairy. Tired of the nightly revelry. She breaks a few fairly laws, but it was worth it all when she meets Jericho and finds love. This is part of the Kingdom series. Some of the fairies in this story have been introduced in previous books. You may want to keep some tissues handy with this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and an enjoyable read
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MoonWing eggs are white
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amazing. I loved it.
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Pads in and tackles echolily
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The storys bring back a little bit of childhood magik in a adalt way. It is a very nice thing to have!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a tale in which you will find yourself emersed deeper into the fall of Kingdom then ever before in this series. If you have started with Her Mad Hatter and have worked your way to this story true, then alas, you will hear a tale of love lost and magic gained. However, when does love really go the way you think? I have fallen in love with Kingdom and Marie Hall's story telling and have thus bought every single book in Kingdom and will be purchasing her tales of her other series too. So, Moon's Flower. It's also a play on words to the story. Why? You have to have a romantic view on life to figure it out. If you enjoy a story that will make you cry, but will also make you happy, read this tale. I cried. I laughed. And at the end, I was relieved. An ending you will not expect. But please. Read all of the Kingdom series first. Learn the characters. Feel yourself as part of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book. Worth it!
Josie-161 More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy, through LoP, in exchange for a review. It was so beautiful so romantic, I shed tears with this tale and haaa so cute that even danika have someone, ohhh and all the new characters and all the new beginings, love it.  I crave more of Kingdom *---*
shivapastures More than 1 year ago
R2R: LoP: Moon's Flower: A Tale of Hidden Kingdom I received a free copy, through LoP, in exchange for a review. Danika regals the young fairies with tales, well you could call the fairy tales. One night, they gather for their monthly tale, the Man in the Moon. All the fairies begin to protest this story, since really, who cares about the Man in the Moon. But, this is not your average story; it is the story of the fairy that falls in love with him and the consequences that come because of this forbidden love. It is a story that is very near and dear to Danika's heart. 'But she had to do it. She couldn't explain it. From the moment the flower had bloomed for her, it was like a part of her soul had entwined with it. Her heart ached. Literally hurt in her chest, each beat was a throb that bled anew with the thought of never seeing the flower again. And yes the flower was pretty, and rare, but it was more than that. She didn't know why, or how, she simply knew that it was.' Another great story, from Marie Hall. I was elated with the ending, since it put everything to rights. Great characters and wonderful flow! Must say that I am a fan of her work; serious, with a playful edge. Can't wait for more!
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He bares his teeth playfully