Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Kira, Daughter of the Moon” by Author, @BethTrissel
IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:
Logan McCutcheon returns to colonial Virginia after seven years in the hands of Shawnee Indians. But was he really a captive, as everybody thinks? He looks and fights like a warrior, and seems eager to return to those he calls friends and family.
Kira McClure has waited for Logan all those years, passing herself off as odd to keep suitors at bay–and anyone else from getting too close. Now that he’s back, he seems to be the only person capable of protecting her from the advances of Josiah Campbell and accusations of witchcraft. And to defend the settlers against a well-organized band of murderous thieves.Amazon.com
This is a new release of a previously published edition.
Kira, Daughter of the Moon is the sequel to Through the Fire.
Title: Kira, Daughter of the Moon
Amazon Author Page: Beth Trissel
Publication Date: September 22, 2015
Genres: Romance, Historical
Author, Beth Trissel, is a master at writing unforgettable historical romance. I’ve read many of her novels and she often integrates the mystical elements of Native American lore found in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where she resides. This “mysticism” never fails to draw me into the story, and this book is no different.
After seven years of living with the Shawnee Indians, Logan McCutcheon returns to Virginia, where he finds Kira McClure has grown into a beautiful young woman.
Kira and Logan grew up together, and she always held out hope that he would return to her one day. Now that he’s back, there is a problem. Kira spends most of her time fighting off all the willing suitors that plot to take her away from him.
One of the settlers, Josiah Campbell, causes trouble when he realizes that Logan and Kira plan to marry. He attempts to hunt the young woman down to make her his own. Kira employs a few of her many gifts, managing to save herself, while Josiah and his crew brand her as a witch.
Logan appears to be the only person capable of protecting her from the advances of Josiah Campbell as the accusations of witchcraft intensify around the girl.
But, Josiah Campbell isn’t finished with his evil deeds. He accuses Logan of theft ensuring that his reputation amongst the settlers is also damaged.
But, as they say, never underestimate the power of a woman. Kira has a few tricks up her sleeve, and surprisingly, so does Logan. I couldn’t put this book down. Great romance, suspense, and magic – all of my favorite things.
I enjoyed this novel and all the twists and turns which led me to a satisfying end. I was surprised to learn that this was the sequel to the book, “Through the Fire,” as I thought this novel stood well on its own.
If you love fast-paced historical romance with a touch of the paranormal, you will love this book. Just make sure to read with a light on.
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies
*I follow the Amazon Rating System*
About the Author
Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with my people and furbabies. An avid gardener, I grow herbs and heirloom flowers and use them in my stories.
The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans, and the Scots-Irish are at the heart of my inspiration. My English/Scots-Irish ancestors were among the earliest settlers in America and the valley. I write historical romance set in the colonial frontier (The Native American Warrior Series), and the American Revolution (The Traitor’s Legacy Series).
Some of my historicals include ghosts and other paranormal elements. I also write Young Adult shapeshifter/ fantasy romance (The Secret Warrior Series), and New Adult time travel/time slip romance, Somewhere in Time, and my latest ongoing series, Ladies in Time. I also write single titles and nonfiction.
(THE NATIVE AMERICAN WARRIOR SERIES)
Red Bird’s Song
Through the Fire
Kira, Daughter of the Moon
The Bearwalker’s Daughter
The Lady and the Warrior (short)
(SOMEWHERE IN TIME SERIES)
Somewhere My Love
Somewhere My Lass (Scottish)
Somewhere in the Highlands (Scottish)
Somewhere the Bells Ring (Ghostly Christmas)
(LADIES IN TIME SERIES)
Somewhere My Lady
The White Lady (coming soon)
(THE TRAITOR’S LEGACY SERIES)
Enemy of the King (The American Revolution and a ghost)
Traitor’s Legacy (The American Revolution)
Traitor’s Curse (Ghostly historical)
(THE SECRET WARRIOR SERIES): (YA Wolf shapeshifter fantasy romance series)
The Hunter’s Moon
Curse of the Moon
The Panther Moon
A Warrior for Christmas (holiday historical)
Into the Lion’s Heart (Georgian England and the French Revolution)
Plants For A Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles (Herbal)
Shenandoah Watercolors (Gardening and Country Life)
2008 Golden Heart® Finalist
2008 Winner Preditor’s & Editor’s Readers Poll
Publisher’s Weekly BHB Reader’s Choice Best Books of 2009
2012 Double Epic Award Finalist
2013 Book of the Month at Long and Short
2016 Winner April Creme de la Cover
2016 Winner Book of the Month at Long and Short YA
How to Connect with the Author:
You can find Beth on her blog at https://bethtrissel.wordpress.com.
Facebook: Author Beth Trissel
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