Emma Sanders: She’s a damsel in distress—a 20th century miss dragged back to the 18th with no way home and no idea how she got there in the first place.
Connor MacAllister Kane: He’s the reason she’s in distress--a British highwayman, and a minor noble with not much more to his name than a title and a Robin Hood-like charm who robs the wrong coach. Now, Captain Nelson Rawlins of His Majesty’s Royal Dragoons, a former childhood friend of Connor’s who sacrificed friendship for duty is on the hunt for the Highwayman and traitors to the crown. The longer Emma stays in Connor’s time, the more she’s drawn to him and drawn into his troubles. She and Connor find themselves struggling to stay one step ahead of the Captain and his corrupt Commander and keep Connor and his roguish cousins from the hangman’s noose. As the Commander’s grip on the countryside tightens, the people need Connor even more, but Rawlins is hot on his trail and there’s a traitor in their midst. Can Emma use her twentieth century wits to keep both Connor and her heart safe?
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Ribbons of Moonlight captured my interest from page one. Emma Sanders is a straight laced, no nonsense librarian who ends up on an adventure of a lifetime. Enter Connor MacAllister Kane, an equally down to earth hero. It took me a while to warm up to Connor, but I did eventually. I actually fell in love with Nelson Rawlins, the cavalry captain. There is a reality to this book that made me believe time travel really was possible.
The should I/shouldn't I romance between Connor and Emma made me want to slap them both at times. But good things come to those who wait...and continue reading!
I enjoyed Ribbons of Moonlight. Ms Frencl has created a world where I could escape the every day and live in the 18th century for a few hours.
Intrigued by the concept of a time travel romance, I read Rebecca Ciardullo's Ribbons of Moonlight with great interest. I'm delighted I did. The novel swept me away into the late 1700s, to a time when highwaymen roamed the English countryside, and Redcoats enforced King George's orders...and sometimes lived by rules of their own. The embedded use of period language made the writing colorful and compelling. Ms. Ciardull's heroine came across as strong yet tender, her heroes dashing, and her villains really, really nasty. It was hard to put this book down. I got caught up in the lives and loves of the characters, and rooted for love to overcome impossible odds. I won't spoil the ending for a potential reader, but I will say, despite my sadness at seeing the novel come to a close, I could not have guessed how it ended. It left me wanting more; I loved this book.
What a terrific read! I was thrown back into a time when men ruled every aspect of life and women had to put up with whatever was thrown at them. Emma as a modern woman just was not going to stand for that! The time element was portrayed as possible. The setting was true to the historical time. It was a compelling tale that wrapped the reader into a world where passion and compassion were a vital part of each character. The hero was sharp as a whip and just as stunning! The supporting characters were so vital that I felt for their trials. The villain was EVIL! His lackeys were meant to be hated. I was left wanting to know what happened next. I can't wait for the sequel!
What a wonderful surprise - not the typical historical romance. Characters and settings are well-developed with a believable time-travel element. You love the characters you are supposed to love and really despise the characters you are supposed to hate. There are definately surprising and sad moments alogn the journey that keep you reading. While the ending is well-done, it kept me wanting to know more - like when is a sequel coming out?
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No wishy washy characters with pages of misunderstandings and miscommunications in this wonderful historical romance. The characters are willing to talk with each other and not let things fester for pages so the reader feels like shouting "Just TALK already!" You really do care about the characters and feel their anxiety and sorrow. Emma is a modern woman, but one who recognizes the shortcomings of her very 21st century education suddenly thrust into 18th century, but she's willing to make her way. She won't let Connor run her life and he is willing to have faith in her own ability. Sometimes a little challenge can be sexy for this 18th century man. A great read!