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.