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Pale Moon Rider [Kindle Edition]

Marsha Canham
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Set in Coventry, England, 1796. An award-winning Historical romance with a dashing highwayman and a beautiful French damsel in distress. A story of blackmail and intrigue, of double-crosses and secret identities.

USA Today Bestselling Author of 17 award-winning historical romances

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From Publishers Weekly

In Canham's (The Pride of Lions) latest dashing historical romance, beautiful French refugee Renee d'Anton, who has narrowly escaped the guillotine, lands in almost as great a mess in England. Caught in her uncle's web of scheming, and with her younger brother's life at risk, she reluctantly agrees to help the evil Colonel Roth catch highwayman Tyrone Hart, better known as Captain Starlight. But when she meets the highwayman, Renee gets a better idea: she'll double-cross Roth and escape with the handsome outlaw. Entertaining plot twists follow, enlivened by sharply drawn characters and plenty of sex. If the elements are familiar (echoes of The Scarlet Pimpernel, in particular) and a few of the French phrases are mangled, engrossed readers are unlikely to mind.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"Canham's latest dashing historical romance....Entertaining plot twists follow, enlivened by sharply drawn characters and plenty of sex."
--Publishers Weekly

"Exhilarating...the perfect escapist read."
--Romantic Times

"Marsha Canham is a gifted writer."
--Affaire de Coeur

"Canham captivates!"
--Nan Ryan


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Product Details

  • File Size: 657 KB
  • Print Length: 438 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0440222591
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Marsha Canham (June 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0054N7ERA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,970 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply great February 11, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I'm a recent convert to Marsha Canham's work and I love her style. Epic in scope and meticulous in detail, her well-written historical novels are an invitation to another world for a few hours, and I've enjoyed every trip I've taken with her.
Pale Moon Rider is no exception to that rule. It's a swashbuckling tale of a resourceful beauty in distress and a reluctant highwayman hero drawn against his will into a scheme to save her from a truly unpleasant fate.
If you haven't read any Marsha Canham before, you're in for a treat with Pale Moon Rider. If you have read her other works, then smile, because you've got another great one to look forward to!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely an enjoyable read.... April 10, 1999
By Sarah
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have always been a Marsha Canham fan and this book does not disappoint. Tyrone and Renee's story, as has been commented upon before, is not your typical highwayman story. That she does not follow the "Robinhood" theme as most of these stories do, is quite refreshing. Tyrone is a great charater who has depth and personallity, unlike most of the cardboard cutout characters which are written today. I also appreciated the fact that Ms. Canham does not forget what her characters have done in the story. Tyrone is hurt, as the story progresses, we see how this handicaps him in dealing with the "bad guys". He limps, and breaks out in a sweat, etc...he doesn't miraculously recover and fight evil with nary a misstep. Most authors forget that no matter how great their heros are, they are still human, Tyrone is definitely human.
Such care is also taken with Renee. I felt that her character was not quite as strong as Tyrone's but there is depth to her. Fighting her way through a war torn France, especially as a highly placed aristocrat, was not an easy task. Her brother was left mute at the horrors he witnessed, and she had to deal with that as well. Renee had help, which leads us to the secondary characters of the story, who really made the whole plot come together. The plot was richly interwoven with dispicible deeds, great writing and colorful characters.
I only have a few small problems with the story. After going through so much trouble to record the feelings of horror that the aristocrats in France must have felt and the care that they took to try and secure their futures outside France, I felt it was a bit shabbily done that Ms. Canham misplaces (in time)someone as famous as Chopin. I also felt she rushed the end.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful highwayman-theme historical romance December 4, 2001
By pigpig
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have been a strong fan of Marsha Canham. I loved this book. At first I thought that Captain Starlight was an ordinary 'Robin Hood' but he is not that type of highwayman. This Tyrone Hart is not ordinary. He is literate and he can play the piano very well. The love between Tyrone and Renee paces very quickly. Their adventures are breathtakingly thrilling. The intrigues are well created. The sensuality is sizzling. There are quite descriptive sex scenes. One and only flaw of this book is an unaccuracy in historical fact that Chopin wasn't born until 1810 and the setting of this story is 1796. I didn't know why this occurred to the author who is otherwise very accurate when it comes to historical facts. I hope she will fix it if there is to be a reissue. After all Marsha Canham never disappoints me. I would highly recommend this book.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Can't really see what the big deal is... July 6, 2006
By Gemma
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I'm afraid I can't really see what the big deal is about this author. I find that her writing style is very long and rambling. Everything feels overdescribed and "padded", as if Canham is trying to reach a certain word count. I found this book more work to read than fun. I know I'm in the minority here, but I'm not just saying this to be different.

Canham's writing style reminds me of the writing of the following authors: Laura Kinsale, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, and Rebecca Brandywyne. You can take that as praise or censure, depending on how you feel about their books. I like fast moving writing, in the style of Sabrina Jeffries or Jacquie D'Allessandro. I don't like feeling like I'm slogging through a book, and that's what Canham's writing feels like.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Introduction to Marsha Canham! November 6, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
With this being the first book I've read of this author's work, I'm particularly fond of the way she writes. There is an intensity and drive in her work to develop her characters in a way that they become very real and true to their natures. This is not to say that they are predictable, but rather that they are truly "people" I, as a reader, would care about.

Each character has his or her own back stories, and the author blends their stories together to create a brilliant "mystery-period-romance" novel. The passion between Tyrone and Renee is written well without being ludicrous, and there's just enough humor to survive some of the more dreadful encounters involving Colonel Roth. These three characters are always in close proximity physically to one another such that I couldn't put this book down from the moment I started reading it. Even when I came to the end of this book, I started it over again immediately.

This is not a fanciful light read by any stretch of the imagination; the author engages you straight away where the reader will become part of the adventure and romance that is Pale Moon Rider. You can be sure I'll be "kindling" other works by Marsha Canham.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my favorite
I still think that The Iron Rose was her best book, but this one wasn't so bad. It was a lot more of a downer, there were a couple particularly graphic attempted rape scenes that... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lianna Gonzalez
3.0 out of 5 stars 1st half-great, 2nd half-meh.
This book bogged down about half way. The evil Roth had every evil trope, including "the curse of the closet homosexual /pedophile." But. I did finish it.
Published 4 months ago by Mag
5.0 out of 5 stars Great novel!
I really enjoyed this love story. Felt the characters were well developed and the plot full of intrigue. It is a great summer read...or anytime read.
Published 4 months ago by Kathy the Realtor
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Enchanting
I loved the story. It truly keeps your attention. The characters are dramatic. Hard to put book down. Ending suspenseful
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Published 10 months ago by Kathleen Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Rounded
This book has a little of everything one wants in a good historical romance. Great characters, great plot, great dialog, great descriptions and addictive to the last page! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Anon
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story from Marsha Canham!
Marsha Canham makes you truly care about her characters, she makes you laugh with them and cheer for them, and you cross your fingers hoping for ( but you know you'll get) a happy... Read more
Published 15 months ago by V R G
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I just finished reading this book. This takes place during the 1700s. REALLY, REALLY GOOD. I hated to have it come to an end.
Published 15 months ago by MMelville
5.0 out of 5 stars Pale Moon Rider
Amazing read! Marsha Canham truly brot the character to life! I am now a life long fan! Thank you, Marsha!
Published 16 months ago by Angela Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Ms. Canham is one of my favorites
I have read almost all her works, whether writing of the sea or spinning other tales, she will hold your interest all the way to the surprising end. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Marilyn Kosinski
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Characters and story line. Another of Marsha Canham books I...
This was a book that kept me captured from beginning to end. Her characters are interesting and the story line was very mesmerizing.
Published 17 months ago by Eileen Rosenberg
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I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Writing mostly historical romances set in many of my favorite periods and themes: medieval, pirate, regency, Scottish. My books have won many awards from Romantic Times, including Best Historical of the Year, Best Swashbuckler of the Year, Best Medieval of the Year, Storyteller of the Year, and I have twice received Lifetime Achievement Awards. The Iron Rose won accolades from Publishers Weekly for being one of the seven best fiction books of the year. My novels have consistently appeared on USA Today bestseller lists. Nasty rumors of my retirement have been greatly exaggerated.



Check out my website at www.marshacanhamebooks.com

And my blog, Caesars Through the Fence at www.marshacanham.wordpress.com

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