Roses in Moonlight
by Lynn Kurland

Published by Penguin Genres: General, Paranormal
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Vanessa

From the author of Dreamspinner and A Dance Through Time... ESCAPING INTO THE PAST... Derrick Cameron, antiquities dealer and adventurer, is furious when the priceless piece of Elizabethan lace he's been pursuing slips right by him, in the improbable custody of a mousy textile historian! But he will retrieve it, even if it means dragging a very skeptical, albeit adorable, Samantha back in time with him. After all, he is used to living dangerously—in whatever century he finds himself. Conscientious Samantha Drummond never dreamed the package her British employer gave her would lead her into places an ordinary gal should never go—like Elizabethan England!—or throw her into the company of one extremely attractive, but highly suspect Highlander who not only thinks she's a thief, but insists on involving her in his mad schemes to retrieve his stolen treasure. CAN LEAD YOU STRAIGHT INTO YOUR FUTURE... Trapped first in Elizabethan England, then caught in a web of modern-day intrigues, Samantha and Derrick are forced into an unlikely alliance by peril, never imagining that what they're forging is a timeless love....

Derrick Cameron is an adventurer in his spare time with a real job of tracking down missing antiques for their owners.  Set up with a new case of locating some missing Elizabethan lace brings him into Samantha Drummond’s life.  Trailing the young sheltered woman teaches Derrick that there is more to this story.

Samantha Drummond has FINALLY been able to get out of the reach of her overbearing, pompous parents and on another continent for a housesitting job. However, things seem a bit odd when she notices similarities to the man that continues to pop in and out of her world. He insists that she has some contraband upon her person and she soon finds herself in a world unlike her own, yet one that she knows a little about.  Derrick and Samantha are soon forced to trust each other as they work to solve this mystery and other emotions quickly follow.

Roses in Moonlight is a truly fantastical romantic read! Roses in Moonlight  was heavy on the sweet with just the right amount of protective alpha to give it a warm cozy feeling, and a great book to curl up with.

I liked how Derrick and Samantha slowly fell in love, and that she found it odd to buy into what he claimed was set about in modern England.  However, if you have read any of Lynn Kurland’s novels you will know that what Derrick speaks of is the truth in her world.  The dialogue and chemistry churning between the characters made Roses in Moonlight feel like a refreshing, light hearted romp that was just plain good fun!

I truly enjoyed the fact that Derrick and Samantha found a way to make her brother suffer a bit for his actions and that everything was tied up in a neat little bow at the end of Roses in Moonlight. Lynn Kurland almost always hits the nail on the head for me!

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