LOVE IN THE MOONLIGHT: A REGENCY ROMANCE ALL HALLOWS’ EVE COLLECTION 7 DELIGHTFUL REGENCY ROMANCE ALL HALLOWS’ EVE STORIES (REGENCY COLLECTION BOOK 6) BY ISABELLA THORNE, KEATS, HEALEY, BRUCE, LEVON, RICHMOND, AND WINDSOR. THIS COLLECTION HAS SEVEN BOOKS BY SEVEN DIFFERENT AUTHORS. I CHOOSE TO REVIEW THE DEVIL’S BOOK BY AUTHOR ISABELLA THORNE. A GREAT BUY FOR A TOTAL OF 660 PAGES OF READING PLEASURE FOR THE FANTASTIC PRICE OF .99.
STORY-LINE LOVE IN THE MOONLIGHT: THE DEVIL’S BOOK BY ISABELLA THORNE:
Miss Ruby Barnet, maid at Hobson Reach, is in love with Thomas Putnam. Putnam’s a footmen at Hobson Reach; they hope to marry in the future. They steal moments for conversations at very opportunity; hoping Missus McTavish, head housekeeper, does not catch them. Saving as much as they can, they hope to buy a small house and piece of land.
Dusting in the Earls’ library Ruby spies a beautiful open book on the Earl’s desk; written in a mysterious language which seems to move. This strange hypnotic book fascinates Ruby; it seems to call to her. She’s caught holding the book by the Earl. He’s amazed she’s sitting in his chair holding the book. The Earl believes she could be the one to lift the book‘s curse on his family; she’s the only one who has ever touched it with bare hands. He tells Ruby the book‘s evil. He has Ruby wrap the book in layers of brown paper; telling her to send it to his solicitor. Believing he will die soon, he ask Ruby to promise she will burn the book after his death. So begins a mystery which will enfold Putnam, Ruby, the Earl’s pregnant wife, and the Earl’s brother.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Author Isabella Thorne created a tale of curses, an evil book, romance, and family dynamics. I found Ruby a strong character with moral fiber. Determined to carry out the Earl’s wishes, she’s willing to lose what she wants most. The family dynamics included in this tale show jealousy, greed, and the willingness to do anything to process this evil book.