Moonstone Obsession

Moonstone Obsession Secrets scandal and passion Selina Rosewall had given up on love but while helping her brother further his merchant fleet business she meets Sir James Mitchell Lord of Penventen Their attraction

  • Title: Moonstone Obsession
  • Author: Elizabeth Ellen Carter
  • ISBN: 9781940223490
  • Page: 247
  • Format: ebook
  • Secrets, scandal, and passion Selina Rosewall had given up on love, but while helping her brother further his merchant fleet business, she meets Sir James Mitchell, Lord of Penventen Their attraction is mutual, but what James wants from the relationship goes further much further than Selina could have expected And she learns that in the world of the Ton, scandal and deceSecrets, scandal, and passion Selina Rosewall had given up on love, but while helping her brother further his merchant fleet business, she meets Sir James Mitchell, Lord of Penventen Their attraction is mutual, but what James wants from the relationship goes further much further than Selina could have expected And she learns that in the world of the Ton, scandal and deceit are commonplace.For Sir James Mitchell, Lord of Penventen, it s hard to say which is dangerous being a spy or being considered husband material by the Ladies of the Ton With political machinations threatening to draw England into the violent wake of the French Revolution, the last thing James expected was to fall in love with Selina Rosewall, daughter of an untitled seafaring family But when James investigation stirs up a hornet s nest, can he protect Selena from danger that threatens her very life

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    1. An intriguing love story…I really enjoyed Moonstone Obsession and loved the main characters Selina and James. The story starts with Selina attending her first ball with her brother. James came to the ball with the intention of keeping his mother happy by finding a suitable wife. Selina is a pretty woman with no title and even though that should be a deterrent for James, neither of them can fight their attraction to each other. Unfortunately, James has been connected to a conniving witch names [...]

    2. I have mixed feelings Selina was sometines delightful and sometimes too naive for my tastes. And so was JamesI just couldn't decide if they were adults or immature youngtersWhat I liked is the spy aspect and the historical research parts of this book.Where I was disappointed was the romance part. I didn't feel the connection between Selina and James to me it seemed like an afterthought. I would have preferred if the book was more centered on historical happenings and spy machinations. The "hot p [...]

    3. MOONSTONE OBSESSION is Elizabeth Ellen Carter’s Historical debut novel and I loved this charming romance with an intriguing historical setting.James and Selina are such a delightful couple. James has all the qualities of a wonderful hero… handsome, kind, intelligent, witty, honourable and protective of those he loves. Selina is bookish with a love of painting and drawing and a taste for political tracts and business newsletters.The love story between these two is tender, passionate and roman [...]

    4. Sumptuous - if I had to describe this book in one word, that's the one I'd choose.The detail in this is stunning, particularly early. There's such lovely description of clothing and setting for the period. Little nuances set the mood and I think the author does this delightfully. I'm not much of a 'bling & clothes' type of girl in modern life, whereas way back in the period where this book was set, clothes and jewellery made such status symbols they were a huge part of the life. Well, some o [...]

    5. 3 and 1/2 Stars--Good Spy Tale, but has a few issuesIt was difficult to rate this book. There were parts I loved and would have given 4 and ½ stars to and others I really just wanted to skip. My rating is a sort of compromise.Set in England in 1790, this is the story of Selina Rosewall and Sir James Mitchell, “Lord Penventen.” The story begins with a shipwreck off the coast of Cornwall and there are allusions later to the special cargo the ship was carrying when it went down in a mystery de [...]

    6. Elizabeth Carter's Moonstone Obsession is a delightful historical romance that combines all the elements of passion and intrigue that anyone could want in a story.The author uses historical fact well throughout the story in a manner that kept me spellbound for the entirety of the book. Lord James Penventen, our hero, is a honorable man in a society where deceit and scandal run rampant. Selena, our heroine, is portrayed as an independent, well educated, intelligent lady. A character who we can al [...]

    7. (Original post at Doing Some Reading) I have had this on my list forever! And I'm super happy to have gotten a chance to finally read it and can I say I absolutely loved it!Right from the gecko I was hooked on this story. The prologue was just sad and heartbreaking. I'm not sure if it was due to the fact that I was listening to a certain song that evoked a certain feeling in me but I was struck speechless after I read the prologue. It left much to speculate about how the story was going to go ab [...]

    8. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.My absolute favorite genre of romance is the historical romance. Therefore I jumped at the chance to read and review Moonstone Obsession by Elizabeth Ellen Carter. There were parts of the book that I absolutely loved but other times I was confused and overwhelmed by the sheer amount of history included in the book.So let’s break this review down into two secti [...]

    9. Moonstone Obsession was an amazing book. It reminded me of the 18th century novels I used to study in my graduation and that IMO is high praise. This book had a romantic story, the political and societal aspects of the time and it was pretty well written.Selena Rosewell has given up on love. She hasn't had her debut in her society at 21, as she was busy taking care of her sick father and running the household. There's not much time to socialize. After her father's death she is living with her br [...]

    10. From the first page of this story, I knew I was not going to be able to put this book down. We begin on the savage Cornish coast with intrigue, danger and unanswered questions. Then move to the opulent ballrooms of the Ton. Selina Rosewall, an intelligent, artistic merchant seaman’s daughter, begrudgingly attends a ball to celebrate the homecoming of Lord Penventen. Her sole purpose of attending is to assist her brother to further his business ventures and to engage in stimulating dinner conve [...]

    11. I haven’t honestly read much historical romance, so this story was a bit of a diversion from my usual reading choice, but I’m really glad I took the opportunity and gave this one a chance. This impeccably written tale has so much going for it—yes, there is the romance aspect. James and Selina are a couple you want to root for. Selina’s character in particular resonated with me. She’s a strong, intelligent woman who almost seems ahead of her time, but I connected with her and genuinely [...]

    12. Lord James Mitchell, of Penventen, meets his match in the beautiful, educated and artistic daughter (Selina Rosewall ) of an untitled seafaring family. Her sole purpose for attending the ball, was to assist her brother to further his business ventures and to engage in stimulating dinner conversation with the likes of Prime Minister Pitt and William Wilberforce. She considers herself close to being a spinster, and in the process of making such plans for her future.This ball turns out to be Selina [...]

    13. What a joy for me to discover Regency Romance again after so many years. Moonstone Obsession kept me enthralled from page one. The novel is populated by an array of characters, some artful, some sinister and others utterly delightful like the two protagonists - Selina and James. In true romance fashion the story romps along through Regency London, Cornwall, and revolutionary Paris with the constant question in the reader's mind: "will Selina and James overcome their obstacles and ever be togethe [...]

    14. A new-to-me author’s exciting debut, set in 1790 England during the volatile time of the French Revolution. I absolutely loved the history in this novel; it was reminiscent of The Turncoat by Donna Thorland, which was set in Revolutionary Philadelphia. Also like that novel, real-life people were characters here, including abolitionist William Wilberforce and William Pitt, prime minister of England. For my full review, on my blog: tinyurl/l4obvzn

    15. Moonstone Obsession is an amazing book. It reminded me of the 18th century novels I used to study in my graduation and that IMO is high praise. This book had a romantic story, the political and societal aspects of the time and it was pretty well written.Selena Rosewell has given up on love. She hasn’t had her debut in her society at 21, as she was busy taking care of her sick father and running the household. There’s not much time to socialize. After her father’s death she is living with h [...]

    16. openbooksociety/article/moBrought to you by OBS Reviewer DanieleMoonstone Obsession was a delightful romp through Regency England. Not just a light hearted romance novel, it included blackmail, espionage, treason, slavery, kidnapping, and embezzlement, all wrapped up in the glittery late eighteenth century wrapping paper of the Ton. The action moved from Cornwall to London to Paris with ease, and this reader felt like she was really there. Ms. Carter did a skillful job of weaving actual historic [...]

    17. I've been meaning to read this one for a while, and in my excitement at the chance to meet the author at Readers and Writers Down Under 2015, I knew I had to at least start it before I met her. It starts with a deliberate shipwreck of the Cornish coast and then cuts to a royal ball in London, giving me the illusory impression that it was a regency romancebut this book is as much historical fiction as it is romance. From English politics and intrigue to the streets of Paris at the time of the Fre [...]

    18. As the author, of course I give it five stars ;-)In all seriousness though, I've decided to make a quick comment here to say thank you very much for looking at this profile and hope that you enjoy the book and would be kind enough to leave a review.I have a blog - eecarter and I'd love to have a chat about Moonstone Obsession, romance and history. Drop by any time, my door is open!Here's a little about Moonstone Obsession:Secrets, scandal, and passion…Selina Rosewall had given up on love, but [...]

    19. Moonstone Obsession is a gem. Historical is not my go-to romance category but I went on a historical streak recently. This book rose to the top as one of my favorites. It is well written, engaging, and filled with historical details that made me feel like I learned a bit too.Selina is a likable heroine. She has notions of romance but is sensible enough to know that she may end up a spinster. She neither accepts nor rejects matrimony at face value, and I enjoyed a heroine with such a pragmatic vi [...]

    20. Moonstone Obsession was a really enjoyable book to read. The characters were described in wonderful detail from the very beginning so it was easy to see them come to life with each turn of the page. The author never bogs us down with too much information but found the right balance of describing life in the 1700's so that the reader feels they are transported back in time very naturally. The main character, Selina, is a great mix of intelligence, humility and bravery with a unique beauty to go w [...]

    21. I loved everything about this Georgian historical romance set in late eighteenth century England and post-revolutionary France. The engaging heroine, Selina Rosewall is not only beautiful, but clever and spirited. Sir James Mitchell, Lord Penventen, is my favourite type of hero—handsome, charming, smart, loving (plus a spy). In short, he’s an alpha male with plenty of beta qualities (swoon!). The interweaving of historical fact with fiction by the author was well done also—there's even a w [...]

    22. This isn't lightweight historical romance with is a real plus for me. Highly detailed which appeals to my tastes and quite a good span of settings from England to revolutionary France. The heroine is appealing because she's not helpless - I hate romances where she can't pull her own weight. The hero is willing to draw on Selina's expertise too so in some ways they're a modern couple but then again still of their time, there's nothing historically out of place about the way they sort out their si [...]

    23. After reading this book, the only thing I could say was, wow! Moonstone Obsession has now become my favourite book.Although it is categorised as Historical romance, this book is anything but that. The historical research that went into to this novel is astonishing. I really felt like I was part of the action.Elizabeth Ellen Carter creates this beautiful world of intrigue, mystery and romance, that made this book impossible to put down. Wonderful characters, wonderful plot – just a sheer deligh [...]

    24. Review by: Maria AlmaguerReview Rating: 4.5 StarsLink to Review: romantichistoricalreviews.

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