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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Book Review with Giveaway Link: Warrior's Moon by Jaclyn M. Hawkes

This is a truly lovely romance of young peasants with courage to put their King above themselves.
Warrior's Moon A Love Story
by Jaclyn M. Hawkes
  • File Size: 977 KB
  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Spirit Dance Books LLC; 1 edition (November 15, 2013)
Genre: Medieval Historical Romance
My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0

Book Description
Publication Date: November 15, 2013
Advance Praise for Warrior's Moon
“What a wonderful tale. Made me get all choked up for a bit. Jaclyn Hawkes has truly done a great thing. Thank you.”
Charlie M. in Georgia
They loved each other desperately.
Never in all the kingdom has there been a more brave and protective champion. Nor such a loyal and capable maiden.
He rescued her the first time when she was three years old in a killing storm. Years later, he was still occasionally rescuing her. 'Twas in him to be a hero, and she had a pure intrepid way of getting into the kinds of scrapes that took rescuing. With such a brawny, masculine guardian around, 'twould have been a fair pity to waste the gallantry anyway.
Their childhood friendship between two young peasants had grown into a devotion few are ever blessed to experience. It was strong enough to withstand all their dark age held—danger, feudalism, disease, and unfair oppression.
Or is it strong enough? They truly loved each other desperately.
They loved their kingdom more.

Chantaya was only three when her beautiful, pregnant mother, Isabella, and her brave father tried to flee the unwanted attentions of the reprehensible young Lord Rosskeene. Unfortunately the stormy night brings an unfortunate accident with an overturned wagon. Eight year old Peyton Wolfgar and his family rescue Chani and her injured mother. Quickly the family learns to adore the little scamp and Chani finds her champion to worship for life.

The family and village help to shelter Isabella and Chani as the know that things are not right with their overlord. As they grow older an intrepid Chani stumbles upon and makes friends with Mordecai, an old knight living in the woods. Mordecai fills their minds with stirring tales of knightly honor while he trains Peyton to battle and even trains Chani to defend herself. Mordecai offers to introduce Peyton to the King’s court and guardsman so that Peyton can proceed with proper training. Peyton is reluctant to leave his family and his precious Chani behind but he knows he must go to serve the King.

Peyton is well-liked and respected for his diligence and loyalty as well as his prowess in training. Meanwhile at home, Chani matures to young womanhood and begins to catch the eyes of the local young men, including Lord Rosskeene’s son, another lech like his father. Lord Rosskeene discovers their hidden cabin and threatens them into working for him at the manor. While working in the kitchen Chani begins to learn of Rosskeene’s traitorous plans to assassinate the King’s family and become the new king.

Peyton and Chani have grown from childhood friends to the edge of passion in their love for each other. But they each have committed to doing everything they can to protect their King and his family...even if it means sacrificing their own lives and future together.

This is a charmingly written story with a delightful hero and heroine. Their young love is sweet, honorable, devoted and the ‘stuff of legends.’ The clear descriptions pulled me into the settings. The danger and treachery is well laid out to keep the adventure moving forward with good suspense. I enjoyed the underlying faith expressed in the simple assurance and trust that the characters placed in God. The reading flows well and makes this is an entertaining romance good for readers who enjoy strong romance, honor and medieval adventure.

I received this title for review as part of a BookBlast tour. See BookBlast Giveaway as well as Tour Giveaway below.

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Praise for Warrior's Moon
"This book has adventure, memorable characters, and tons of action. There is even romance! I absolutely loved it!!!" ~Laura (Goodreads)
"I loved this book! Great characters, I love a strong female lead. I really enjoy all of Jaclyn Hawkes books, but I must say this in one of my favorites!" ~ KMon (Amazon)
Warriors Moon Tour

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