Books by Margaret Moore

C
The Warrior's Bride

Though based on a solid plot idea, The Warlord’s Bride is one of those books that just doesn’t live up to its potential. There’s no other way to say it: It’s relentlessly mediocre. Lady Roslynn is a traitor’s widow and King John’s pawn. Her tenuous circumstances leav ...

C-
Knave's Honor

I enjoyed reading the first third of Margaret Moore’s Knave’s Honor, the third book in her King John series, but after a promising start, the story fell victim to the Saggy Middle Syndrome. The story begins with plenty of action: As Lizette d’Averette, a young heiress, returns from a weddi ...

C
Hers to Command

Sisters Mathilde and Giselle are in need of a champion. Their father, Lord Ecclesford, recently died and their odious cousin Sir Roald de Sayre is on his way to take possession of the castle. After Roald's last visit, when he seduced and then raped Mathilde, her father changed his will to cut out ...

D+
The Unwilling Bride

This book gave me a terrible feeling: that I've become completely jaded as a romance reader. The Unwilling Bride is a Medieval - one of my favorite subgenres - and it's about two people betrothed as children, but separated ever since, finally marrying - a plot I really enjoy. So why did this book al ...

D
Kiss Me Quick

After having written Medieval romances for years (with a Restoration-era trilogy thrown in for good measure), Kiss Me Quick, a Regency-set historical, is a bit of a departure for Margaret Moore. Unless I miss my guess, it's a permanent departure. Like most heroes from historicals set in the Regency, ...

D-
All My Desire

I had serious issues with this book, beginning in chapter two and continuing until it was finally over. The hero's justification for his nasty behavior did not endear him to me, and the heroine's idiotic tendencies didn't do her any favors either. Alexander DeFrouchette, (the bastard son of a ...

D
Gwyneth and the Thief

I am not a stickler for historical accuracy by any stretch of the imagination and I might have let the questionable plot points of this book slide by had the story been good enough. Alas, the plot was so reminiscent of an animated Disney movie that I kept waiting for little woodland animals to burst ...

B
Tempt Me With Kisses

There's nothing tempting about Tempt Me With Kisses, at least at first glance. The cover is an ugly dried-blood color with an annoying half-unclad couple on it (the man has snaps on his shirt!), and the back blurb talks about bold warriors and flame-haired Scottish lasses. Ho-hum. ...

F
The Maiden And Her Knight

The Maiden and her Knight reminds me of a quote from the movie Clueless. "The plot is a full-out Monet," Clueless heroine Cher might say. "From a distance, it looks OK. But up close it's a real mess." It's a pretty accurate description of this somewhat overblown novel, which mistakes melodrama for r ...

B-
His Forbidden Kiss

O.K. Ellen, remember your motto: In The World Of Romance Novels, You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover. So the man on this cover is shirtless in an inappropriate setting. Well, at least there are leaves on the trees and not snow on the ground like some I can think of, but still it looks silly. But des ...