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On the Night of the Seventh Moon | [Victoria Holt]

On the Night of the Seventh Moon

In this entrancing novel, set in late 1800s Europe, a beautiful English schoolgirl participates in an ancient celebration, only to discover she no longer knows the difference between truth and myth. As shadows lengthen, 17-year-old Helena Trant and her classmates must finish their picnic in the Black Forest. Tonight young men will be out to honor Loke, the god of mischief, with drinking and pranks - no woman will be safe. As Helena walks through the misty woods, she loses her friends, but her fear turns to joy....
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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Victoria Holt spins breath-taking tales glimmering with danger and romance. In this entrancing novel, set in late 1800s Europe, a beautiful English schoolgirl participates in an ancient celebration, only to discover she no longer knows the difference between truth and myth. As shadows lengthen, 17-year-old Helena Trant and her classmates must finish their picnic in the Black Forest. Tonight young men will be out to honor Loke, the god of mischief, with drinking and pranks - no woman will be safe. As Helena walks through the misty woods, she loses her friends, but her fear turns to joy when a broad-shouldered man on a horse rescues her. The bewitching time she spends dining and dancing with him seems a thrilling dream - until that fateful night alters her life forever - blurring the borders between reality and dreams. One of the world’s most popular authors, Victoria Holt skillfully weaves intrigue, suspense, and rapture into impetuous Helena’s exploits. Virginia Leishman’s spellbinding narration will leave you alternately holding your breath with anticipation or sighing with bliss.

©1972 Victoria Holt (P)1997 Recorded Books, LLC

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    "A classic ...."
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    I have enjoyed Victoria Holt since I was a teenager. I was very happy to see that there are three of her books on audible. I usually don't write reviews ... but the first person who wrote one is just way off base. While I agree that this is NOT one of my very favorites ... it is worthy of a listen and I totally disagree with the previous disparaging remarks. I guess I am partial as I consider these books OLD friends....I guess looking thru the rose colored glasses of my youth makes me sentimental ...

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    D. Hurley 01-30-13
    D. Hurley 01-30-13
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    "Great Story, written by a master storyteller"

    Victoria Holt is a master at this genre. Her books are interesting suspenseful and easy reading. The narrator Davina Porter is wonderful. Would recommend to everyone.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Wanda S Sauerland Reno 03-17-13
    Wanda S Sauerland Reno 03-17-13 Member Since 2004

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    "Unique styling of writing."

    Took an hour or so to understand the adventure, and the plot only thickens as the book progresses. YES it indeed is a romance. Good grief. Not all see in shades of black and white. Always allow for some gray. Read it. Surprises at every turn.

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    N Morenci, AZ, United States 09-10-12
    N Morenci, AZ, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to On the Night of the Seventh Moon the most enjoyable?

    The most enjoyable feature was the suspenseful storyline without unnecessary language or crudeness. This is a story told with just enough hints of future twists and turns it keep the reader wanting more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Helena was my favorite, of course. She rarely doubted herself yet in the end allowed her determination to carry her through.


    What does Virginia Leishman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her accent and enunciation of words heightened the strong character of the heroine. This helped to make her character more believeable.to me.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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    Any additional comments?

    I would contrast this storyline to a classic age version of Gone Girl without the offensive language. A very good read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katdeeza 11-28-13
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    "Fantasy Romance - Rated PG"

    This is a classic "girl likes the bad boy and their love is true" fiction story. I guess I don't fantasize that way so the story was unbelievably improbable. However, I did appreciate the lack of swearing and explicit sex scenes.

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    S NY 12-08-11
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    "Warning: Not A Romance"

    This was a VERY drawn-out account of all the many bad/sad things that happened to the main character throughout her life. The story solely centered on her and sadly she just wasn't that interesting. There were a few mentionings of unimpressive male characters at the very beginning and then again close to the end. I can't believe I stuck it out, but I did to the end and was rewarded with a headache.

    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
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