Moonraker's Bride

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Born in a Mission in China, Lucy Waring finds herself with fifteen small children to feed and care for. How she tackles this heavy task leads to her being thrown into the grim prison of Chengfu, where she meets Nicholas Sabine - a man about to die. He asks her the same cryptic riddle that Robert Falcon, another 'foreign devil', has asked her only the day before, and the mystery of this riddle echoes through all that befalls Lucy in the months that follow, when she is brought to England and tries to make a new life with the ...

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tai0316

Jul 8, 2010

Moonraker's Bride

This is an exceptional gothic novel that contains an astonishing amount of detail. A hallmark of Madeleine Brent's novels are the incredibly detailed descriptions of the landscapes the story takes place in. Out of all the novels Madeleine Brent wrote, Moonraker's Bride takes the crown as the most extensively detailed book. The heroine is very strong and very brave and the story is not a classic romance like many gothic novels because it doesn't revolve around the relationship of the heroine and a particular hero. It's a very complete story in of itself and it focuses more on the character of the heroine, her incredible journey, and the effect her unique presence has on others. Romance is of course a factor but the way it develops may be a surprise to someone used to reading classic gothic romance novels. If you are looking for sweeping landscapes, detailed story-telling and a refreshingly honest, courageous heronine, Moonraker's Bride would be an enjoyable read. I was very happy to add it to my collection.

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