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  • Title: One Moonlit Night
  • Author: Samantha James
  • ISBN: 9780380786091
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

  • New York Times bestselling author Samantha James has captured the hearts of readers everywhere with her dramatic love stories of fiery passion, intense emotion, and unforgettable sensuality Now, Samantha has created a spellbinding romance between two people whose passion defies all logic yet cannot be denied.The Vicar s DaughterForced to leave her home in the vicarage, pNew York Times bestselling author Samantha James has captured the hearts of readers everywhere with her dramatic love stories of fiery passion, intense emotion, and unforgettable sensuality Now, Samantha has created a spellbinding romance between two people whose passion defies all logic yet cannot be denied.The Vicar s DaughterForced to leave her home in the vicarage, proud and resolute Olivia Sherwood has hired on at Ravenwood Hall, where preparation for the new earl s arrival is underway At first glance, Olivia stands transfixed by the dashing gallant with eyes dark and gleaming in the moonlight Though his origins are shadowed in secrets, and Olivia knows better than to trust a man she s never met, she is intoxicated by him.The Dark EarlCrossing the threshold of his new home, Dominic St Bride, the Earl of Ravenwood, sees suspicion in the faces of everyone surrounding him for his staff knows of his illegitimate birth and dubious background Yet, the radiant face of a beautiful servant intrigues him Although the familiar wariness flares in her eyes, Dominic senses a smoldering desire there as well, and he determines to claim her But can his passionate soul win the unlikely devotion of a defiant maid thereby redeeming him with her unconditional love
    Samantha James
    Growing up in Joliet, Illinois, Samantha James had many childhood aspirations being a writer was never one of them When she was ten, she was certain she was destined to be an astronomer That soon changed happened a lot during those pre teen years when she decided archaeology was in her future Detective work was her next goal, thanks to the Trixie Belden mysteries she was reading, and before long, nursing beckoned courtesy of the Cherry Ames series In college, she set her sights on teaching history, then briefly entertained the notion of becoming a flight attendant, only to discover she did not like to fly Having been raised in a family of avid readers, she was rarely without a book in hand Her tastes were rather eclectic She got hooked on the Doc Savage series and Edgar Rice Burroughs after her older brother finished them, in her teen years, moved on to Agatha Christie, Daphne DuMaurier, and Phyllis A Whitney In the meantime, the right guy came along They met on a semi blind date at an office Christmas party She was told he wanted to go out with her, and he was told she wanted to go out with him Six months later, the U.S Army shipped him off to Germany and she wrote faithfully at least three times a week she often jokes this was the start of her writing career Marriage followed, as well as three daughters Samantha left the detective work to her husband and turned her attention to raising their girls When her youngest was six months old, two things happened 1 she read Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain and scrambled to find every historical romance she could lay her hands on 2 her older brother revealed he was writing and submitting his short stories to big name magazines As he put it, I ve been rejected by the best of em The seed was planted Rejection was a dreaded word, but Samantha figured, Well, if he can take it, so can I That summer, she wrote not one book, but three longhand, in a notebook, during naptime Bedtime Any time she could The burning desire to write was a long time in coming she was nearing thirty by then but she discovered that once she set pen to paper, she couldn t stop Those three manuscripts did get the dreaded rejection letter they re still languishing somewhere in her attic , but she finally hit pay dirt with her fourth Samantha s brother promptly proposed collaborating on a fantasy together alas, still unwritten Nowadays, she s firmly convinced she s the queen of rejected titles for her books She s only managed to retain two original titles thus far, but writing is indeed a dream come trueTo date, her books have been published in numerous foreign countries her daughters number one choice for show and tell were always the foreign editions of Mom s books Known for her heartfelt, emotionally charged three hanky reads , her books have been nominated for numerous awards, and have consistently hit the bestseller lists Maybe someday she ll do that fantasy romance collaboration with her brother For now, she s having a great time spinning dramatic, passionate tales of old


    Commentaires:

    Catherine
    I picked up this book because I was intrigued by the complications and character that could arise from the hero, Dominic, being half gypsy. I really like reading about gypsies in my historical romances. I like getting a deeper look at their culture and watching a hero (or heroine) move past their own prejudice and come to love someone so different from themselves.I felt that I didn't really get as much as that as I was hoping to. Dominic did talk about being torn between two worlds, but I didn't [...]

    Lynsey A
    I liked this one well enough. I'd probably give this a 3.5*. The story line was intriguing. I always enjoy stories with gypsies. I expected a bit more angst in this one but I still liked it. I enjoyed it perhaps because the heroine wasn't so annoying as in previous Samantha James books and because the hero and heroine weren't always fighting. There were several times where the hero jumped to the wrong conclusion about the heroine which was bothersome. It just wasn't as dramatic as I thought it w [...]

    Ivy H
    This hero was half Gypsy and so deliciously sexy ! His Gypsy mother's storyline was so sad as was his childhood. His aristocratic father was a snobbish Earl who had not felt much love for him but who had had no alternative heirs to whom he could leave his fortune and title. This part confused me a bit because I thought that bastard sons could not inherit their father's titles. In this case, the author stated that the father had the hero legitimized in order to inherit the title. The H had no lov [...]

    Eve Hart
    This is another re-read from Samantha James. I read this, the first time, years ago. I remember liking it then. I still like it, but there are things that annoy me about it that didn't before.The flip-flopping POVS (from heroine to hero and back again in the same scene), weepy heroine, ugly prejudice, and lack of real chemistry between the characters.I probably won't read it for a fourth time

    Barbara ★
    I enjoyed this though I wanted to smack both the hero and the heroine more than once. I particularly liked the romance between the heroine's sister, Emily and the gypsy, Andre much sweeter and more romantic than Dominic and Olivia. Dominic had a major ship on his shoulder and it got annoying after a while.

    Quinn
    Read it in two days! Had a hard time putting it down. I liked it a great deal. It didn't make me want to gag with oversweet affection. There was story besides the romance, and other important, explored characters. It lacked what I don't care for in other romances. I appreciate that!

    Desi
    leído en julio 2010Me gustó!!

    Donna
    This is one of my very favorite books! It is a keeper and I have read it more than once over the years.

    Rayane S.
    O que dizer além de, quero um Dominic pra mim, sério! gostei do encontro entre eles, quando o personagem aparece pela primeira vez com Lucifer, seu cachorro. que cena. adorei. A mocinha, Olivia, não é daquelas delicadas ou sem graça, tem uma personalidade e espirito forte, por isso gostei dela logo no inicio. Tem um forte senso de dever e responsabilidade com a sua irmãDominic, poderia ser frio, devido ao seu pai, mas tem mais caracter que todas as pessoas que o julgam. adorei como o relac [...]

    Nina
    I really, really liked this book. At first I thought it would be similar to a few other romance novels Ive read, you know- innocent women, worldly and experienced man and the whole story concentrated on them.But this book was a pleasant surprise.These are a few reasons:1. The story is not only concentrated on Olivia and Domenic but on Emily and her life too. What would have been more interesting though would be a romance novel with a blind woman as the main character.Tell me if there some (well [...]

    Laura
    This is my second Samantha James book. I didn't know it was a re-issue. This is obviously an early effort. To be honest I found it boring.******MAY BE SPOILERS BELOW. READ AT YOUR WILL*******First off Dominic frustrated me by constantly complaining about being half gypsy and being seen by others that way. When he had made up his mind that he wanted to be the earl, he didn't follow a few rules that I would think would make him look better in the eyes of his servants and the townspeople. Mainly sh [...]

    Cindy
    Regency romance with sex. This is an old school romance from 1998. I DO mean old school. The male lead is the half gypsy son of an Earl. His mother cursed his father that he'd never have another child, after he spurned her. Now he's back & everyone in the village hates him. The female lead is the former Vicar's daughter, who must work at the "manor" to make ends meet. Her sister is blind, due to a fall from a horse & her father is murdered by. you guessed it - a gypsy. There's a secondar [...]

    Mirjam
    One moonlit Night is a likeable love story about the half Gypsy earl and a clurgyman's daughter. Unusual, but therefore definitely intriguing. I picked it up thinking it could be good, which it was for the most part. I think the character of Dominic was better worked out than that of Olivia. James definitely managed to convey the lost feeling of a man born from two worlds yet not fully belonging to either. I enjoyed reading their story and the secondary love story, Olivia's blind sister Emily an [...]

    Syahira Sharif
    Yes, I read this too fast. In fact, I've memorized the book so many times that it got stuck in my head. Samantha James was one of my favourite historical romance author when I was around 15 years old. I have all her books in a row and memorize each one of them. Funny huh? I think the story is very sweet and lovely. Its about a half-gypsy half-english Earl who went back to his father's house after his father's death. He nearly hit Olivia (yay) with his carriage and he got curious with her. Some b [...]

    Michelle
    When Dominic St. Bride comes to Ravenwood manor, it begins a most interesting story. From the beginning, we see how much the gypsies (Romany) people are mistrusted due to how different they are. That prejudice sets the tone for the entire novel and it plays an important role in how the main characters interact. James created some interesting characters and some rather annoying ones. The blind sister Emily drove me crazy. She was a constant irritant throughout the story. Overall, a nice little lo [...]

    Rebecca (everyday reader)
    Dominic was born as a bastard from a Gypsy and an Earl, and he has spent most of his life not knowing where he belongs. Olivia is the oldest daughter of a deceased vicar and his wife, and is now the sole support for her and her blind sister, Emily. Both of the girls fall for Gypsy men and get past their wariness of Gypsies to be with the men they love. Dominic finally finds his place with his countess, and Emily gets her sight back because of love. Great read!!

    Black Queen
    The first time I heard about this book was when my friend whitney, was going on and on about this great book she was reading and I look at the cover and said this probably not a good book for me because I love reading nothing but vampires. So she told just try it one time you would fell in love with it, and sure enough I fell in love with it:D

    SandraE
    A good book with well developed characters.

    Samantha
    Loved it!

    Julia Lanter
    Gypsies, romance and a heroine who grapples with desire and duty.

    Johanna
    Super sexy, adventurous read! Samantha James does not disappoint!

    Laura
    Good old fashioned Historical Romance written in the late 90's.

    Michele Lacroix
    I love Samatha James. I couldn't put this book down once I started it even though it is the same story of Half gypsy lord and local girl. It's worth reading.

    Jennifer
    This was a good book BUT I was more interested in the secondary love story between Emily and Andre than I was about Olivia and the Earl

    Caroline Yamashita
    Amoooo ciganos!Dominic não poderia ser diferente!Apesar de todo o preconceito das pessoas com os ciganos naquela época, Olivia não resistiu a tanta tentação!

    Faye
    AWESOME

    Sasha Martinez
    I will return to discuss this book's failures, I swear on my first goldfish's grave.

    Daneesha
    Review coming

    Ana
    It's ok, not as spectacular as her other books. But it's a good enough to read for an afternoon or two.

    Dancer
    There are plenty of twists and turns in the plot development to keep the reader happy; however, the characters were not flushed out fully in this book.

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