Thursday, January 30, 2014

Blog Tour: Warrior's Moon by Jaclyn M. Hawkes

Warriors Moon
Warrior's Moon
Medieval Historical Romance by Jaclyn M. Hawkes

Book Description:

They loved each other desperately.
Never in all the kingdom has there been a more brave and protective champion. Nor such a loyal and capable maiden.
He rescued her the first time when she was three years old in a killing storm. Years later, he was still occasionally rescuing her. 'Twas in him to be a hero, and she had a pure intrepid way of getting into the kinds of scrapes that took rescuing. With such a brawny, masculine guardian around, 'twould have been a fair pity to waste the gallantry anyway.
Their childhood friendship between two young peasants had grown into a devotion few are ever blessed to experience. It was strong enough to withstand all their dark age held—danger, feudalism, disease, and unfair oppression.
Or is it strong enough? They truly loved each other desperately.
They loved their kingdom more.

I wasn't expecting to like this book, and it took me a while to convince myself to read it (and to get into it), but I'm glad I did. I have a thing for medieval books, especially with a strong female lead. This was one of those, but it also had a strong male lead, which doesn't always happen together. While I love medieval books, I sometimes had to wonder if that is when this was really set. Occasionally the way things were said had me wondering, and sometimes the way the characters acted. Also, would people have known about harems? I mean, few could read and there was no printing press or anything...people didn't travel far, so...Anyway, it was a sweet story of love and duty. Don't read the description and decide about the book. Read other reviews and decide. The description can sometimes make a book sound better than it is, but in this case it's the opposite. The book was way better than what the back says it's about. Content wise Hawkes keeps it clean. She deals with not so pleasant topics, but does it tastefully. There is also some swearing, but it's used correctly (meaning she used the words to their actual definition) so maybe that makes it not really swearing. In any case, normally swearing really bothers me, but how it was used in this book didn't.

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)

Warriors Moon Tour

Author Jaclyn M. Hawkes

jaclynJaclyn 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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