Thursday, September 25, 2008

Light of the Moon by Luanne Rice

Saint Sarah is not a Catholic saint, but a saint of the Romani, the Gypsies. Light of the Moon by Luann Rice is a romance centered around the shrine of Saint Sarah in Saintes-Maries de la Mer in the Camargue region of France - salt marshes on the Mediterranean coast..

Susannah is a 42-year-old professor of Cultural Anthropology on the verge of realizing that the man who has be pursuing her for years needs to be sent away. Many years ago Grey married Maria, against the wishes of how Romani clan. Five years ago, Maria deserted Grey and their daughter Sari, to perform riding a circus horse in Las Vegas. Now Grey and Sari have retreated to their horse ranch outside of Saintes-Maries de la Mer.

Only a Saint Sarah miracle of love can bring happiness to these rejected souls.

Luann Rice braids a poetic tale of Romani matriarchs, universal sisterhood, and femine intuition spanning generations and continents. In the dramatic conclusion love overcomes all obstacles and everyone find their true, eternal love.

As much as I like a love story (I cry at the end of all romantic comedies), the kissing seemed a bit too much for me.
Her eyes drank him in, as if searching for an explanation. But then she cupped the back of his head in her hand, softly kissed him again, their eyes still open, as if they couldn't bear to let go or look away. They floated together, unanchored in the ancient space, as though they were suspended in time.
She'd been kissed before, but never like this, even by him. She felt the primal power of the wetland, and the fierce strength of the man she'd fallen in love with, and his lips were hot and his chest hotter, and both of them were soaking wet and slick, and she had absolutely no idea where she ended and he began.
I just can't help imagining the author laughing as she writes this. (Sorry.)

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