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The Moonstoneby Claire Delacroix
North England, 1390: Falsely accused of witchcraft, ever-optimistic Viviane is sure the truth will set her free. But when her execution is imminent, only a wish on an unusual moonstone pendant bequeathed by her father offers any solace. Thinking it harmless, and sympathetic to her plight, the knights escorting her to he execution grants her request -/em>
North England, 1390: Falsely accused of witchcraft, ever-optimistic Viviane is sure the truth will set her free. But when her execution is imminent, only a wish on an unusual moonstone pendant bequeathed by her father offers any solace. Thinking it harmless, and sympathetic to her plight, the knights escorting her to he execution grants her request - and is shocked when Viviane vanishes...
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, 1999: Suddenly, Viviane finds herself in a wondrous realm she believes is the legendary Avalon. Befriended by some rather eccentric locals,she quickly finds the warmhearted island community happily compatible with her sunny disposition. But the hand of justice soon reaches across time and space to bring her back. The hand, however, belongs to the same handsome knight responsible for her freedom. And soon this powerful man, devoted to upholding the law, finds himself caught between duty and a far more powerful emotion...
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Meet the Author
Bestselling author Claire Delacroix sold her first romance, a medieval called THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE, in 1992. Since then, she has published more than forty-five romance novels and numerous novellas. She has also written under the names Claire Cross and Deborah Cooke. THE BEAUTY, part of her successful Bride Quest series, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.
She has an honours degree in history, with a focus on medieval studies, and is an avid reader of medieval vernacular literature, fairy tales and fantasy novels. She makes her home in Canada with her husband and family. When she isn't writing, she can be found knitting, sewing or hunting for vintage patterns.
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A wild romp thru time!! 1390 Northern England..A falsely accused witch, Viviane, and the disgruntled knight escorting her to her execution. When he grants her a last request, she wishes on her pendent, a magic moonstone. He is shocked when she disappears. 1999 Salt Spring Island BC..enter Viviane who thinks she is in a magic realm rather than the future. She accepts everything new and different as magic, no questions, no concerns..just magic. The long arm of the law follows Viviane in the form of our own disgruntled knight, Sir Niall of Mallory. He is after all responsible for her freedom and he is determined to take her back. Sir Niall has no belief in or use for magic. The bathroom scene is quite funny. Think of a bathroom and fixtures to the 1390's mind. The supposed good guy is the bad guy and I found it hard to believe he was not aware of the extent of the "magic" in the moonstone. However, I loved the way all the loose ends and odd relationships were tied together in a nice neat bow at the end. Just a fun book! Copy gifted by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
"The Moonstone" is a time travel novel. What is interesting about it is that both main characters travel from the past to the future. The character of Niall is strong and responsible, having to support his sister and her children. Viviane is a very naive character who makes many incorrect assumptions throughout the story, but she is also quite creative as well. The flow and development of the story is good. Niall seems to be the more observant of the two and the one who is able to save the day. He learns a lot about making assumptions about people. Viviane seems to learn more of the world and becomes more mature as the story develops. Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Boring. The main character acts very ignorant. Many spelling errors. Could had cut out a lot of unneccessary bull.
The first couple hundred pages were slow to get the story started but after that I felt engaged in the book. The beginning to me was like Polyanna of 1390 travels to 1999. But once the story finally unfolded, it was worth the read.