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Moonraker's Bride - Madeleine Brent
Moonraker's Bride
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Born in a mission in China, Lucy Waring now finds herself with 15 small children to feed. How she tackles this task gets her thrown into the grim prison of Chengfu, where she meets a man about to die. He asks her a cryptic riddle, and its mystery echoes through all that befalls Lucy in the months... show more
Born in a mission in China, Lucy Waring now finds herself with 15 small children to feed. How she tackles this task gets her thrown into the grim prison of Chengfu, where she meets a man about to die. He asks her a cryptic riddle, and its mystery echoes through all that befalls Lucy in the months that follow, even when she is brought to England, trying to make a new life with the Gresham family. Unused to English ways, she is constantly in disgrace and is soon involved in the long and bitter feud between the Greshams and the family who live across the valley in the house called Moonrakers. In England Lucy discovers danger, romance, heartache, and mystery as strange events lead her to doubt her own senses. It is only when Lucy returns to China that she finds the answers to the mysteries of her past. It is there, at the moment when all seems lost, that she finally finds where her heart belongs.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780449235942 (0449235947)
Publisher: Fawcett
Edition language: English
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KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it
Trust Madeleine Brent to have the reader hook at the first line. It has all the elements of a Gothic I love to read (and the kind that is so hard to find nowadays). A young, brave English girl, who seems to be alone in the world and goes to live in a Manor and whose life is constantly in danger, mos...
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it
4.0 Moonraker's Bride
Trust Madeleine Brent to have the reader hook at the first line. It has all the elements of a Gothic I love to read (and the kind that is so hard to find nowadays). A young, brave English girl, who seems to be alone in the world and goes to live in a Manor and whose life is constantly in danger, mos...
All the Time in the World
All the Time in the World rated it
4.0 Moonraker's Bride
I have no idea if this was a well-written book or not, but nearly 40 years after I first read it (I was about 13 yrs old) it has stayed with me - therefore the 4 stars.
The Book Gourmet
The Book Gourmet rated it
Lucy Waring, an orphan living in a Chinese mission, is the only one who can take care of the fifteen children living with her. In order to provide food, she's forced to steal, for which she ends up in the prison, where she meets Nicholas Sabine, a man with only a few hours to live, his execution is ...
katayoun
katayoun rated it
it was a lovely read and though it came highly recommended by teresa and i was still didn't expect to like it so much and for it to be such a lovely tale and written in such a simple and enticing manner (so thanks again!!!) and and i'm off to force it on hengameh!
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