"For the love of a highwaywoman?? . . ."
MIDNIGHT ANGEL OF BODMIN MOOR is the story of how pirate
Adrian, Marquis of Ravenrook wins the love of the infamous
Midnight Angel, who steals money only from the Redcoats
while seeking revenge for her parents deaths.
Kara's father, an infamous highwayman, and his wife were
murdered in cold blood leaving Kara and her brother to be
raised by the town's Reverend. Kara and her brother Robert
vow revenge on the men who murdered their parents and
devise a scheme to bring about the enemy's demise. Thus,
Kara becomes Angel, a masked highwaywoman who along with
her other masked bandits, strike at night, robbing the red
coats of their gold and leaving one of them with a parting
kiss, while her brother buys a commission as a lieutenant
in His Majesty's horse dragoons in London, hoping to find
clues of their parent's murderer.
One night Angel enters an inn and encounters Adrian, just
back in town and is instantly attracted to the handsome
pirate. Adrian is equally enthralled and from that first
exciting kiss, pursues Angel from the Bodmin Moor, to
London, determined that he will have her. Adrian arrives in
London after following Angel, and encounters his aunt's
niece, Kara, a total opposite of his Angel in every way,
which only makes Adrian all the more determined to find his
love and stop the ghosts from haunting his dreams. But
Angel proves more elusive than Adrian imagines. Kara is
determined that Adrian will not know her secret until she
fulfills her duty.
Adrian finally finds out his Angel's duplicity and takes
her back to Cornwall and Bodmin Moor as his wife where she
will be safe and free from her dangerous scheme. However,
the Angel of Bodmin Moor has not seen the last of danger,
for her enemy has followed her back to the scene of the
crime that was committed 18 years ago.
MIDNIGHT ANGEL OF BODMIN MOOR captures your interest right
from the start with the terrible crime committed 18 years
before, to the satisfying conclusion, and the great love
that develops between Kara and Adrian. The secondary
characters were as intriguing as the primary ones, creating
a thrilling story of good triumphing over evil in the end!
A very thrilling read where the mystery was just as
interesting as the love story! I can't wait to read more
stories with these characters! Highly recommended!
Carol Wilson © Copyright June 2002
Reviewed by Carol Wilson Carbaugh
Posted July 24, 2002