"fast-paced trek on the Reconstruction Era Mississippi"
In 1867 in St. Louis, Commander James Rossiter offers
Chase Hardesty a deal that the younger man cannot refuse.
James will give ownership of the Star Line's just leaving
the shipyard steamboat the Andromeda in exchange for Chase
marrying his pregnant stepdaughter. Chase's life time
dream would be fulfilled with this deal so though he
questions why him he agrees to marry a woman he has never
Ann feels incarcerated in her stepfather's household.
Though she would prefer not to wed this Chase whom she has
just met, she sees the unknown devil being much better for
her regardless of temperament than the known demons, her
step-brother and James. She agrees too.
Just after they marry, Chase captains a riverboat run to
Fort Benton expecting that his bride would stay with her
family. Instead Ann stows away on his ship. As they
become acquainted and each one wins the other's heart, she
knows that she carries a secret that she must reveal to
Chase if he is to trust her, but believes that once the
revelation is made, the marriage will dissolve.
MOON IN THE WATER is a fast-paced trek on the
Reconstruction Era Mississippi that will provide Elizabeth
Grayson with many new passengers joining the ride. The
vivid story line is reminiscent of the classic Life on the
Mississippi, but this deep look back, also contains a
delightful romance as the leading duet finds love before
they find trust. Though the villain offers no redeeming
qualities, post American Civil War readers (not just
romance though that is a key subplot) will appreciate this
picturesque trip along the mighty Mississippi.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 2, 2004