Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review of Ribbons of Moonlight by Rebecca L Frencl

Title: Ribbons of Moonlight
Author: Rebecca L. Frencl
Genre: Paranormal historical romance
Length: novella
Published:  February 13th 2011
Publisher: Solstice Publishing

Emma Sanders:
She’s a damsel in distress—a 20th century miss dragged back to the 18th with no way home and no idea how she got there in the first place.
Connor MacAllister Kane:
He’s the reason she’s in distress--a British highwayman, and a minor noble with not much more to his name than a title and a Robin Hood-like charm who robs the wrong coach.
Now, Captain Nelson Rawlins of His Majesty’s Royal Dragoons, a former childhood friend of Connor’s who sacrificed friendship for duty is on the hunt for the Highwayman and traitors to the crown. The longer Emma stays in Connor’s time, the more she’s drawn to him and drawn into his troubles. She and Connor find themselves struggling to stay one step ahead of the Captain and his corrupt Commander and keep Connor and his roguish cousins from the hangman’s noose. As the Commander’s grip on the countryside tightens, the people need Connor even more, but Rawlins is hot on his trail and there’s a traitor in their midst. Can Emma use her twentieth century wits to keep both Connor and her heart safe

I usually try really hard NOT to compare book to others that I have read.  It was really hard for this book.  I kept going back to the Outlander series. Even though they are set in different countries, different times. It may just have been the fact that it was a time travel situation.
Emma is "stolen" away one night after a wedding. I was lost on how exactly this happened to be honest. There were a few things in this book I was a little lost in.
The relationship develops very quickly and sometimes I feel that Emma may have questioned more of the way she acted since she was in a different century. She admits in the story that she is not familiar with that era, so I expected more mistakes on her part.
I did enjoy the fact that it was based on one of my favorite poems The Hiwayman by Alfred Noyes.
It was a great concept but just seemed to miss the mark with me.

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