Medieval Historical Romance by Jaclyn M. HawkesNever in all the kingdom has there been a more brave and protective champion. Nor such a loyal and capable maiden. And they loved each other desperately. But is their love strong enough to withstand all their dark age holds—danger, feudalism, disease, and unfair oppression? Yes, they truly loved each other desperately. They loved their kingdom more.
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)
My Review / Thoughts
I love, love, loved this book!!!!!! It was clean, and wonderful from beginning to the end. I will try very hard not to give too much away, but I honestly loved this book, so I want to talk about each of the characters that I enjoyed.
Isabella Kincraig- The woman amazes me. She goes through so much in her life to keep her daughter safe. She is strong, and beautiful. She is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her family safe. LOVED her!
Chantaya Kincraig - Isabella's daughter. She is by far my favorite character. This girl is A MAY ZING! She goes through a lot in her little life at the very beginning you cannot help but love her. What I love most about her is that she is strong through the WHOLE book. She never backs down from what she believes in and always fights for what is right. A heroine that never wimps out. I LOVED her!
Peyton Wolfgar - He is a beautiful human being. He is kind, loving, caring, and a protector. He is another character that is great from beginning to the end. The sweetest boy, and then the sweetest man. He is what every girl should strive to find in a man. His love for Chani is so great. It made me cry a few times. I LOVED him!!!!!
The rest of the Wolfgar Family - such great people. They took a woman and her child in with only the intention of helping and bringing them back to heath. A compassionate and caring family. Strong and had lots of love for every one.
Sir Mordecai - A Knight...Need I say more? He is an old Knight who builds a stone cottage in the woods to live out the rest of his life in solitude. He soon finds a family in the Wolfgar family and the Kincraigs. He is honorable, strong, and a Knight! Like I said earlier..."need I say more?" :)
Prince Laird & King Dougal - Good, honorable men who wanted the best for their kingdom. They treated everyone with respect, and held those who fought for their kingdom in high esteem. I loved that the King and the Prince listened to others information and didn't just make decisions based on what they wanted. They always did what was best for the whole.
Conrad - I just love him. He watched over Isabella and Chani when Peyton couldn't and was just an all around good guy. Sweet, caring, watchful, and protective.
Okay, now for the ones I didn't like, but really did make good "love to hate" characters!
Lord Rosskeene - I didn't like him from the moment he entered the book. I knew that he was going to be a horrible man. A nobleman who thought the world owed him everything. He thought he could take whatever he wanted without any consequence. He made me so angry even when his name was mentioned in this book.
Damian - Lord Rosskeene's son - was just like his wretched father. A horrible human being. He never had a good example to follow, but a horrible human being just the same.
Hawkes writing is beautiful. I loved every moment reading this book. I hated having to put it down. I loved the romance, the struggle, and most of all I loved that Chani was a strong woman from beginning to end. The love story is just the sweetest thing. I LOVE a good love story. I have VERY few books that I add to my "want to read again" list, but this one has definitely made that list. I think I could read it over and over and not get sick of it. It just was such a good, CLEAN, book!
Thanks Hawkes for your amazing writing and bringing such a sweet love story to life.
Source: I was given this book as a tour host in return for an honest review. I was not compensated in anyway for this review and these are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
Author Jaclyn M. HawkesJaclyn M. Hawkes grew up in Utah with 6 sisters, 4 brothers and any number of pets. (It was never boring!) She got a bachelor’s degree, had a career and traveled extensively before settling down to her life’s work of being the mother of four magnificent and sometimes challenging children. She loves shellfish, the out of doors, the youth and hearing her children laugh. She and her fine husband, their family, and their sometimes very large pets, now live in a mountain valley in northern Utah, where it smells like heaven and kids still move sprinkler pipe.
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