The Velvet Cloak of Moonlight (Paperback)

By Christina Courtenay

Choc Lit, 9781781893203

Publication Date: March 8, 2017

List Price: 8.95*
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*Shortlisted for the 2017 Romantic Novel Awards in the Paranormal or Speculative Romance Novel Category* "As the velvet cloak of moonlight settled over the ruined towers of Raglan Castle, the shadows beneath them stirred ..." When newly widowed Tess returns to Merrick Court, her husband's home, it's to confront her past head-on. But during a visit to the nearby Raglan Castle, an extraordinary hallucination transports her to a past that existed long before her own - to seventeenth-century Wales and to a castle on the brink of a siege. Even when Tess leaves Raglan, the strangeness continues as her life becomes increasingly intertwined with her dreams and visions. And when she meets Josh Owens, a stranger from New Zealand, the parallels become even more obvious. But perhaps the voices from the past are simply trying to tell their own story or is it something more ... Praise for Christina's previous book, "The Jade Lioness" ..".The first thing I have to say about this book, is how much I enjoyed the way the author describes this world. She kept impressing me with her knowledge of the Japanese culture, and era, it was amazing. It took me some time to get into the story, but once I did, I could not stop reading. I was expecting the complete opposite for Temperance and Kazuo at the end of this book, but I'm glad that it ended just like that, maybe it's what makes me love it so much. -- Reviewed by World of Book Thoughts ..".If you enjoy stepping back in time to a totally unique time in history. If you love an opposites truly attract love story. If you can root for the underdog couple to find their happy ending. Then this is a novel you would enjoy. Mystery, danger, rescues, love that will fight against cultures to survive. - yeah, this is one that I'd recommend to anyone who is willing to take chances in their reading, who loves experiencing the unexpected. This one is worth the time." -- Keeper Bookshelf "17th Century Japan is not a place and time I am very familiar with but after reading The Jade Lioness, I feel I know more about the culture and lifestyles of that era. Christina Courtenay brings to life the sights, sounds and smells of Japan. Temperance and Kazuo are both likeable, very believable characters and their growing attraction to each other is obvious." -- Portbello Book Blog.