The Trouble with Moonlight

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The Trouble with Moonlight

(Victorian England)

On a moonlit night, master spy James Locke follows a floating necklace from a dark room out into a nearby carriage. Intrigued, he follows the carriage home, to see who steps out.

Lusinda Havershaw is surprised to have her secret discovered, but soon becomes involved in the Great Game. Her talent of being invisible on moonlit nights can be a great advantage for stealing into the homes of suspected traitors and obtaining information and items that could be used against the British realm.

James and Lusinda soon find they have more in common that their loyalty to the kingdom and a knack of safe-cracking. But will it be enough for them to let their hearts become involved?

If you are looking for a light read, with a bit of mystery and paranormal activity, this would be an excellent choice. While THE TROUBLE WITH MOONLIGHT is an enjoyable read, it was not a story that drug me in. There was potential there for it to be a grittier more emotional story, with James' torture and imprisonment and Lusinda's sometimes inconvenient ability to be invisible during moonlit nights, and it almost was, but something kept me from completely connecting with them.

I really wish that Donna MacMeans had explored the heritage and world of the Nevidimi more thoroughly. I found the idea of a race of people who could become invincible in the moonlight intriguing, but I don't like paranormal activities to be used only as a plot device, which is what I felt this was, otherwise this book would have read like many other historical romances currently on the shelf.

I liked this book enough that I would like to read Portia and Rhea's stories, though I hope that Ms. MacMeans would explore the realm of their Nevidimi heritage more than a passing glance of history and a cleaver, though at times, disadvantageous trick of the heroine.

Book Blurb for The Trouble with Moonlight

In the midst of a moonlit safe-cracking mission, British spy James Locke witnesses a ruby necklace spirited away as if by conjurer's trick. Following the jewels leads him to Lusinda Havershaw, who's inherited the talent of turning invisible in the moonlight--at least, the parts of her that are unclothed. Locke trains Lusinda in espionage, even while he finds her close proximity bewitchingly distracting. And as their mission to track Russian spies grows treacherous, they'll find that the heart behaves even more mysteriously than Lusinda in the moonlight.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2008 3.50