The Sun and the Moon (Lords of Conquest)

The Sun and the Moon (Lords of Conquest)

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by Patricia Ryan
     
 

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The Sun: Hugh of Wexford, King Henry’s most trusted spy, enjoys his wine, his women, and most of all, his freedom. Scarred by a brutal upbringing, Hugh makes his own way in the world, unhindered by ties of any kind—including those of love. 
  
The Moon: Oxford scholar Phillipa de Paris is learned and enlightened, but utterly

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The Sun: Hugh of Wexford, King Henry’s most trusted spy, enjoys his wine, his women, and most of all, his freedom. Scarred by a brutal upbringing, Hugh makes his own way in the world, unhindered by ties of any kind—including those of love. 
  
The Moon: Oxford scholar Phillipa de Paris is learned and enlightened, but utterly unschooled in the ways of the world—especially the lascivious intrigue she encounters when Hugh recruits her to help ensnare an enemy of the crown. 
  
The Mission: To expose the schemes of dissolute cleric Aldous Ewing, who has long carried a torch for Phillipa, the rough-and-tumble warrior and the innocent intellectual pose as jaded husband and wife. Can Phillipa finesse Ewing into sharing his secrets without sharing his bed, as the mission calls for? Or will Hugh and Phillipa’s deceit be revealed and their lives endangered by the irresistible passion flaring between them? 

Inspired by Hitchcock’s Notorious, The Sun and the Moon won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Originally published by NAL. 

“Patricia Ryan holds readers in her grasp with mystery and suspense worthy of a Hitchcock film. Once you start this nonstop read you won’t go to bed until you’ve turned the last page. Kudos to Ms. Ryan for bringing such a satisfying tale to life and pushing the boundaries of the genre once more.” Romantic Times 

“Never one to disappoint, Ms. Ryan has once again delivered her readers a novel that packs a punch. Just as we think we have the ending all figured out, she hits us with an incredible twist.” The Literary Times 

“Filled with mystery, suspense, intrigue and very passionate romance, this is an excellent example of Ryan's superb writing skills...I absolutely loved this story!” Tanzey Cutter, The Old Book Barn Gazette

“The Sun and the Moon is a real page turner. I really wish I hadn’t started it so late at night. It kept me up way past my bedtime and there is no stronger recommendation than that.” Jean Mason, The Romance Reader 

“A heroine like Phillipa is a rare gem, indeed, and is such a delight to read and get to know...Watching these two accept their love for one another is a treat...I highly recommend The Sun and the Moon and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.” Claudia S. Terrones, All About Romance 

“The Sun and the Moon is an enjoyable medieval romance starring two enchanting characters. Phillipa and the mentally and physically scarred Hugh make a wonderful couple. The story line is fun especially when Hugh turns jealous as Phillipa flirts with the odious Aldous to get him to reveal his plot. Sub-genre fans know Patricia Ryan as a household name and her newest tale will elate her large horde of readers.” Harriet Klausner 

“Now this is a great medieval romance. It has a great mystery that, for once, doesn’t overshadow the romance. And I do love both hero and heroine. Keeper? Yes!” Everything Romantic 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452443966
Publisher:
Hawkley Books
Publication date:
05/30/2014
Series:
Lords of Conquest , #6
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
83,621
File size:
540 KB

Meet the Author

Patricia Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen romances and mysteries, including the #1 national bestseller Still Life with Murder. Her novels have garnered rave reviews and been published in over twenty countries. A RITA® winner (for Silken Threads, the prequel to The Sun and the Moon) and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of three Romantic Times Awards and a Mary Higgins Clark Award nomination for the second book of her historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney, which she wrote under the name P.B. Ryan.

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Sun and the Moon (Wexford Family Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1172 Oxford, an agent of the King's Justiciar, Hugh of Wexford, recruits scholar Phillipa de Paris to help him bring corrupt churchman Aldous Ewing to justice for treacherous activity against the crown. At one time Aldous wooed Phillipa, but failed to gain her affection.

Phillipa reluctantly agrees to help the crown even though she fears the dangerous Hugh. They pretend to be married and set off on their quest with Hugh trying to bed his partner and Phillipa internally struggling to reject his efforts. When Aldous sees the 'married' Phillipa, he invites her and her spouse to stay with him, expecting to finally bed the wench. As Phillipa uses her wit and her wiles to uncover a traitor, she and her 'spouse' fall in love, an emotion neither want nor desire.

THE SUN AND THE MOON is an enjoyable medieval romance starring two enchanting characters. The intrepid Phillipa is an anachronism as she succeeds in her scholarly pursuit. She and the mentally and physically scarred Hugh make a wonderful couple. The story line is fun especially when Hugh turns jealous as Phillipa flirts with the odious Aldous to get him to reveal his plot. Sub-genre fans know Patricia Ryan as a household name and her newest tale will elate her large horde of readers.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous 6 months ago
Loved the series. Your writing is very capturing. Couldn't stop until the series ended. I think Hugh and Phillipa got what the deserved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the last book in this set and it did not dissapoint. This and Falcons fire were my favorites. I loved this book so much I could read it twice. Very romantic, inticing, and dramatic. I Highly recommend this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Author has several more medieval romances like this one also great reads. Oddly there are a spate of reviews from 02/13 which all seem to refer to an unrelated book.  What's that about?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv it!
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Romancier More than 1 year ago
i wanted to like this story, but it lacked creativity. the author dropped interesting nuggets along the way, but buried in boredoom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
SET IN 1172, I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK. SO FAR I'VE ENJOYED ALL OF P. RYAN'S BOOKS I'VE READ. THIS ONE IS FULL OF PASSION, MYSTERY & SUSPENSE. IT DOES HAVE YOUR ATTENTION THROUGH OUT THE STORY.