2. There’s something for everyone in Moonlight on my Mind—it’s more than just a sweeping love story! Witty dialogue & complex characters for the Jane Austen fan in everyone, an ever-present sense of time & place for fans of historical fiction, and an engrossing, unsolved crime for fans of murder mysteries.
3. Jennifer writes “Different. Historical. Romance.” (That’s her catchphrase, in fact). The heroes are complex, the heroines have actual flaws, and the story is offset by a fantastically rich depiction of the rural, Regency-era country setting.
About Moonlight on my Mind:
To ruin a man's life once takes a regrettable mistake. To do so twice takes a woman like Julianne Baxter.
Julianne Baxter has something of a reputation: a vain,
beauty, with red hair and a witty retort for everything. But as the city girl
finds herself growing bored at a dull, Brighton house party, there is only one
spot of brightness and excitement: Patrick Channing, younger brother to the
next Earl of Haversham, and erstwhile veterinarian. He does not seem to fall
victim to Julianne’s charms, but he does make her heart
race…and that’s without even mentioning what his kisses do to her.
Fast forward eleven months: Patrick is laying low in a wild, Scottish village, hiding away from the law, and passing the time by doctoring wayward dogs and colic-afflicted farm animals—all because Julianne wrongly accused him of murdering his brother. Impetuous and not overly inclined tothink before she acts, Julianne tracks him down, determined to help him save his family from a ruin that she may have inadvertently caused with her impetuous accusation. Unmarried, un-chaperoned, and entirely beyond her depth, Julianne and Patrick soon realize that a clandestine wedding may be the only way to save her reputation—and his neck from the hangman's noose.
Privately, Julianne has no objection to the match; in fact, the effect that Patrick has on her is fairly troubling. However, even more troubling is that the more Julianne is convinced of Patrick's innocence, the more it becomes glaringly obvious that Patrick was framed…and that the murderer may not be quite through with their killing spree. If Patrick and Julianne can come to an understanding, it may turn out that a marriage made in haste could bring about the most extraordinary pleasure. But bridging the gap between Julianne’s fiery personality and Patrick’s eminently logical “scientist” mind may prove as much of a challenge for them as merely staying alive and un-masking a killer.
About Jennifer McQuiston:
A veterinarian and infectious disease researcher by training, Jennifer McQuiston has always preferred reading romance to scientific textbooks. She works at the Centers for Disease Control and resides in
with her husband,
their two girls, and an odd assortment of pets, including the pony she promised
her children if mommy ever got a book deal. Jennifer can be reached via her
website at www.jenmcquiston.com or
followed on Twitter @jenmcqwrites. Atlanta,
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