Kira, Daughter of the Moon by Beth Trissel

KIRA
Kira, Daughter of the Moon by Beth Trissel
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical
Length: Full Length (336 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Poinsettia

Logan McCutcheon returns to colonial Virginia after seven years in the hands of Shawnee Indians. But was he really a captive, as everybody thinks? He looks and fights like a warrior, and seems eager to return to those he calls friends and family.

Kira McClure has waited for Logan all those years, passing herself off as odd to keep suitors at bay–and anyone else from getting too close. Now that he’s back, he seems to be the only person capable of protecting her from the advances of Josiah Campbell and accusations of witchcraft. And to defend the settlers against a well-organized band of murderous thieves.

Ms. Trissel has done it again!

One of the things I enjoy most about Ms. Trissel’s writing is her amazing ability to transport readers directly into her stories. Her mastery of descriptive language never ceases to amaze me. “Green-gold light streamed through the rippling leaves while high overhead a yellow warbler trilled sweet, sweet, sweet and the warmth of hay-scented fern wafted on the mild breeze.” After reading this first sentence, I already felt as if I were standing next to Kira in the woods. I could see, hear, and smell everything she did. Completely immersed in the story, I eagerly dove into the pages that followed.

Kira is certainly a spirited young woman. She wants to live her life on her own term, but that proves to be much more difficult than she ever imagined. Logan is the only man Kira has ever loved and she is determined not to marry anyone else. Kira goes to extreme measures to ensure that no one else wants to marry her. While her odd way of behaving has successfully kept unwanted suitors away, it has also ensured that people have a hard time believing her when she is actually telling the truth.

Kira’s brash behavior frequently gets her into some interesting situations. I couldn’t help but laugh the first time that Logan and Kira meet. Kira is alone in the woods when she sees someone coming toward her. Before Kira realizes who Logan is, she makes an ill fated attempt to hide that had me smiling and shaking my head.

Logan is the perfect man for Kira, but he is also deeply conflicted. Logan claims that he belongs with the Shawnee, but it is very clear that he still harbors strong feelings for his old home and community. I have a feeling that Logan and Kira are going to face a very tough decision concerning where they are going to make their home. Logan has found a new family among the Shawnee, but Kira desperately wants him to reclaim his family’s old homestead. Will they ever find a place where they both truly belong?

I have been a fan of Ms. Trissel’s work for years. Kira, Daughter of the Moon completely lived up to every one of my expectations. I highly recommend this wonderfully written tale to anyone who loves historical romance.

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for the fabulous review.

  2. easyreader says:

    I’ve been an avid reader of Beth Trissel’s books and to date, I have not been disappointed. And she’s done it again with Kira, Daughter of the Moon. It’s a wonderful blend of history and of course… romance. From the very beginning, the reader is totally immersed in that time & place. Images come alive; characters ‘feel’ real. All this and more makes for a great read!

  3. Beth Trissel captivates readers with her writng. So authentic in the time period she writes ..she gives you the feeling …she was actually there.
    I love it.;)

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