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Moonlight and Oranges by Elise Stephens

Saturday, December 3, 2011
Lorona Connelly is ready for a change from her carefully planned, bookish life. When sparks fly at a costume party, she embraces a chance for romance with the handsome Kestrin Feather. However, she quickly realizes that even love and destiny may not be enough to overcome the reality of an overprotective mother-in-law and Kestrin's long, tarnished history of relationships. When Lorona's curiosity leads her to Kestrin's journal, doubt plagues them both with insecurities and threatens the relationship. Can true love overcome the odds, or was their whirlwind romance just a frivolous crush? Author Elise Stephens shares a journey of young love, fate, and wounded trust in the story of Lorona and Kestrin, a couple who must learn to overcome their fears to share a life together.

Goodreads Summary

This book has everything that is promised in the Goodreads Summary.  Lorona is a different sort of character.  She certainly isn't perfect, she can be abrasive, but she will likely remind the reader of his/her friends or at least be a familiar face.  She can also be compassionate, determined, and sweet.  When she meets Kestrin, she knows that he just might be "the one" for her.  It doesn't take long for them to develop a relationship and begin to take steps towards legal devotion to each other. 

Kestrin complements Lorona.  He is more cautious, quiet, and kind.  Together, the two make a good couple that the reader will enjoy reading about.  However, not all is perfect in their love bubble.  Lorona discovers a few things she isn't sure that she's happy about regarding Kestrin and learns that not everyone is that happy that she is with Kestrin.  Lorona must make a difficult decision about hers and Kestrin's potential as a couple. 

Overall, this book was well-written and a fun read.  Many readers will be able to finish this book within two days or so, it can be hard to put down.  The cover itself will draw in any reluctant readers and Lorona's character will hold their attention.  It is easy to get drawn into Lorona and Kestrin's whirlwind romance and tough decisions.  This book is recommended to young adult/adult readers.

4 Stars

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  1. Giselle said...:

    This is a new one to me but it does sound like a lot of fun! Great review Krystal!

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  1. Thank you! The book really is pretty fun :)