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by Bobbi Smith

While preparing for the arrival of his father, who is returning home to Half-Moon Ranch after spending ten years in prison, Brent Hunter stumbles upon trouble in the form of Crystal Stewart, a headstrong beauty who captivates his heart. Original.
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ISBN: 0843951559
ISBN13: 978-0843951554
Category: Romance
Subcategory: Historical
Author: Bobbi Smith
Language: English
Publisher: Dorchester Pub Co Inc (June 1, 2003)
Pages: 384 pages
ePUB size: 1282 kb
FB2 size: 1929 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 697
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The writing style threw me on this one. I felt like I as reading a teen romance novel. However, the story line is good. The characters are likable.
The story has a mountain of romance, but not enough tension to balance it. There is a nemesis, but he is not given much time to keep you on the edge of your seat. The scenes that are exciting don't last long.
It's a quick and easy read. Sweet story. Not the most exciting. The love scenes are very mild. I'd say this is a safe one to pass on to your teen daughter.
Favorite scene with Crystal-
The attack in the cabin.
Favorite scene with Brent-
Edmund pulling the gun on Brent.
Crystal being robbed.
What did you like about Crystal-
Her spunk and her strength. Her kindness towards Jack.
What didn't you like about Crystal-
Running from the law. She should have confessed.
What did you like about Brent-
Protecting Crystal and working hard for his family and home.
What didn't you like about Brent-
Giving up easily on his father and brothers.
I am not going to rate all of these books, because if I ordered them I wanted to read them. I do not order books I do not want to read. Thank you.
In 1870 on the Half Moon Ranch in Texas Hill Country, Brent Hunter heard shots. He raced home to find his drunken father Jack holding a gun while his mother lies dead. The three older males, Brent and his two brothers Quince and Matt, hide their loss behind stoic faces. The youngest child, their sister Abby was hysterical. Jack is convicted of the homicide. Brent plans to make a go of the ranch, but learns how much collateral his father took out at the bank.
Ten years later, Brent spends time at a nearby saloon because he likes the bargirl Ruby who reminds him of another bargirl whose life he saved. As he flirts with Ruby, she completes what he started when he rescued her by falling in love with him. Brent does not need female trouble now, but he wonders if love is really trouble. Ruby who is Crystal Stewart ponders whether he will be there for her again when her past finally catches up to her.
Though the angst is at stratospheric levels, western romance readers will enjoy this tale. The story line is action-packed while the lead couple is a charming duet struggling with their respective pasts. Though the villain still lurks (for the sequels) and his motives seem stretched, readers will appreciate this novel and want to read Quince's tale, (see Elaine Barbieri's RENEGADE MOON).
Harriet Klausner
After the death of his mother, Brent Hunter must take over control of the family ranch because his father, convicted of murder, must spend 10 years in jail. After discovering that the family ranch was deeply in debt, Brent sets off to take care of paying off the debt.
In an attempt to gain more money for the ranch, Brent travel to a fort in order to obtain a government contract for horses. Unable to secure the contract, Brent steps into a saloon for a drink. Once there, he hears one of the best singers, a dance-hall girl named Opal.
"Opal" a/k/a Crystal, is running. She changes her name and hair color often, in an attempt to stay ahead of the brother she believes betrayed her. After a brief meeting with Brent, she is taken by his charm, but realizes that she has to move on, she puts him from her mind.
HUNTER'S MOON begins the Hunter clan story strong. Brent and Crystal's love develops well, under the artistic hand of Bobbi Smith. I look forward to the other books in the series.
Well the same 4 authors do it again in another 4 part series beginning with Bobbi Smiths Hunters Moon. Again there are family serets and a family torn apart by the secrets. Thankfully you get a wonderful love story out of the books. Brent Hunter meets and falls in love with Crystal Stewart who sings in a saloon and uses the name Rudy. Very entertaining.
Hunter's Moon (Half-Moon Ranch)
This book is the reason I am here. When I read it I did not know it was the 1st in a 4 book series. This was a little disappointing because I had never had a book leave me with SO many unanswered questions. I loved the flirtatiousness of Brent and Crystal. I loved the drama. I was hooked at the end to read the next book. I love "who done it" books and historical romances, so this was a win, win! I would not recommend this book unless you were going to read all 4 installments. I'll let you know how the others are.
Bobbi Smith made me lose sleep! Her latest novel (which is first in a series) is too good to put down. I quickly got caught up in the tale of Brent and Crystal. They are very realistic characters. Bobbi's writing is fast-paced, yet doesn't leave holes in the story. She left a lot of threads for the future writers to pick up, and I hope they do half a good a job as what Bobbi did!