Sunday, January 30, 2011

Review: MOONSTRUCK MADNESS by Laurie McBain

Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain is a fast-paced, engrossing novel of the difficult choices people make to survive in a cruel world.

After losing everything in the aftermath of the 1746 Scottish Battle of Culloden, Sabrina must find a way to support her family. Her unorthodox method incurs the wrath of the arrogant and powerful Lucien, Duke of Camareigh. Again and again, these two strong personalities clash in a titanic battle of wills, even as an unwilling attraction seizes them both. But Lucien is promised to another and must marry to secure his estate.

Sabrina is bold almost to the point of recklessness as she does what she needs to in a harsh Georgian England which casts women as pawns. The utterly arrogant Lucien, although too abrasive for my taste, is appropriate to this period when an aristocrat's word was law. The villains, also, were too villainous for me, but again, are in keeping with this era of extremes.

As powerful now as at its first publication in 1977, Moonstruck Madness transports you to a fascinating world of high drama and high stakes where power reigns until love finally wins.

Thank you all,
ARC provided by Sourcebooks


Kaye Manro said...

Well, it sounds like the right conflict and clash between hero and heroine, even now. Thanks for the review.

catslady said...

I have read a couple of her books but I don't believe I've read this one (of course my memory isn't what it use to be lol). It does sound good.

Linda Banche said...

Hi Kaye. Yes, MOONSTRUCK MADNESS has all the high stakes a romance novel should have.

catslady, you probably haven't seen this book because it hasn't been around for a while. Isn't it nice to find all these older-but-new-to-us books again?