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by Jill Marie Landis

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Illinois frontier, 1820

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Readers who met enigmatic Noah LeCroix in Once More will relish his return in this tender tale that captures the atmosphere of Louisiana bayous, the majesty and danger of the mighty Mississippi and the harshness of frontier life.

Stolen by river pirates and sold to a crude New Orleans house owner, Olivia Bond eventually escapes. Soon she finds herself at the mercy of the bayouuntil rescued by Noah.

Once known as the Prince of the River, Noah hides his scarred face and sadness in the isolated swamp. Gentle, tender and caring, Noah nearly erases Olivias shame. Haunted by feelings of worthlessness, Olivia decides she must continue on to Illinois, leaving happiness and Noah behind.

Noah accompanies her up river, risking his own safety, and opening himself up to love and the possibility of rejection.

Though Olivia is reunited with her family, she realizes that she loves Noah. When her former owner attempts to shatter her hopes for happiness and endanger Noah and her family, Olivia faces the greatest challenge of her life.

BLUE MOON is a sensitively told tale
of wounded people who find the strength
to confront their shame and eradicate the
past because of their powerful love. Jill Marie Landis optimism and faith in the healing power of love resonates on each and every page of this exquisitely written novel. SENSUAL (June, 350 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Jove

Published: July 1999

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Blue Moon

Submitted by Robin in PA on May 23, 2010 - 6:19pm.

Noah LeCroix became a recluse and retreated to a swamp in frontier Illinois after an accident took his eye and left him scarred. He finds Olivia Bond injured and lost in the swamp. Olivia was trying to find her family, after being kidnapped and sold into prostitution in New Orleans. Noah nurses her back to health and she begins to trust again. He agrees to help Olivia find her family. But when they find them, Olivia's past comes back to haunt them.

I thought this book started out really well and liked the first half of the story. But when Olivia kept saying she was not good enough for Noah, I wanted to scream. The addition of her ex-lover into the mix didn't help the story for me. My rating: 2.5 Stars.