Monday, September 18, 2006

Moonraker's Bride

Moonraker's Bride is a romance written by Madeleine Brent, aka Peter O'Donnell. The fact that this book was written by a man surprised me a bit. Looking through the romance paperbacks at the library, every single one is written by a woman. Because O'Donnell used a female pen name shows how particular his audience is about romance novels. It would only make sense for a woman to write a romance, especially with the main character being a woman.

In any event, O'Donnell, captures his female character well. It is an interesting and suspenseful story set in China and England. The main character is an orphaned English girl raised in an Anglican mission in China. She is more Chinese than English in her thinking, and that is the source of some comedic moments. O'Donnell keeps you guessing as to which love interest will capture her heart. The story is very clean - there is no foul language or explicit scenes.

For a romance, I enjoyed this one.

Book rating: 3 stars.

Up next - another Madeleine Brent story.


Noelie said...

Oh now this is an interesting blog. I have pratically ruined my eyesight forever with my love of reading, but I got my sister Moonrakers Bride years ago, and she LOVES it :-) I am going to have to tell her to stop over!

When I get home from work you are going on my blog links!

Esther said...

Wow! Thanks!

Tigersue said...

I do love Moonraker's bride. I'm glad I found the link on Noelie's site. I love to read. I think you will be on my links as well!

I also love Tregaron's Daughter, but then when it comes to Madeliene Brent there is only one of the books I don't care for.

Anonymous said...

A friend told me about Moonraker's Bride some years ago. I got the book from our public library and the next day a blizzard came. I was so happy to have one of the best books I have ever read in the house. I couldn't believe the unexpected events that kept coming through the book. I love it and think it's time to read it again. ML from North Dakota

Anonymous said...

Moonraker's Bride was the first real book I ever read, and it will ALWAYS be my favorite. I've read it so many times that my copy has fallen apart and can't be opened. I'm always on the look out for another copy.