"A fine Texas romance"
In 1870, eight-year-old Abigail Hunter feels her life is
over as they bury her mother who apparently killed by her
father and is incarcerated for murder. Her three older
brothers try to help her cope, but the tragedy seem too
much for them as it is for her. One by-product of no
longer having a mom is Abby was raised as a rancher on the
Hill Country, Texas Half-Moon Ranch rather than as a lady.
Ten years later, Abby still struggles with the pivotal
tragedies as her father is released from prison. When she
meets Major Jonah Tremain when he seeks a horse tamer, she
falls in love. However, he wants a real lady as a wife and
not a tomboy who happens to be the trainer of the horses he
needs. Jonah never reckoned with a Texas tornado like Abby
who goes after him with a vengeance.
The key to MOON RACER, book three of the Half-Moon Ranch
romances (see HUNTER'S MOON by Bobbi Smith and RENEGADE
MOON by Elaine Barbieri) is Constance O'Banyon's skill to
further the mystery of ten years ago without giving away
the secret. The lead couple is a solid pair as Abby goes
out of her way to prove to the obstinate cavalry officer
that it is not petticoats it is the heart. The strong
story line adds depth to the Hunters while entertaining
readers with a fine Texas romance. Anyone who reads this
novel and its predecessors (sequential order is the best
approach, but each tale can stand-alone) will die waiting
for the finale DARK MOON by Evelyn Rogers to learn what
really happened a decade ago).
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 8, 2003