Monday, October 29, 2012

Moonlight and Oranges by Elise Stephens Blog Tour Stop

A timeless tale of young romance.

Lorona Connelly is ready for a change from her carefully planned, bookish life. When sparks fly at a costume party, she embraces a chance for romance with the handsome Kestrin Feather. However, she quickly realizes that even love and destiny may not be enough to overcome the reality of an overprotective mother-in-law and Kestrin's long, tarnished history of relationships. 

When Lorona's curiosity leads her to Kestrin's journal, doubt plagues them both with insecurities and threatens the relationship. Can true love overcome the odds, or was their whirlwind romance just a frivolous crush? Author Elise Stephens shares a journey of young love, fate, and wounded trust in the story of Lorona and Kestrin, a couple who must learn to overcome their fears to share a life together.



First I would like to thank ATOMR for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour. I have to say that when I first saw the book cover and read the blurb I was excited to start reading it. Who doesn't like a good love story but this story is so much more.The added plus to reading this story is the fact that I love mythology and this story is a retelling of Cupid and Psyche. Oh man how I love their story.

This story is about love and what happens when you open your heart up and let someone in. Lorona is ready for change. She is tired of being a normal plain Jane. she is looking for something but she is not quite sure what she is looking for. That is until she goes to a party and meets Kestrin. Krestin is a womanizer and he has never felt love before but when he meets Lorona he knows that there is something very special about her. As their relationship goes through the ups and downs of a relationship the two of them will have to fight to stay together.

This story is a must read with all it's twists and turns. It is an exciting read full of so much you will not be disappointed!
Elise Stephens received the Eugene Van Buren Prize for Fiction from the University of Washington in 2007, where she also received her degree in Creative Writing. Moonlight and Oranges is her first novel and was a quarter-finalist for the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

She lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband where they both enjoy swing dancing, eating tiramisu, and savoring the flavor of local live theater. 
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Megan Hand said...

This sounds exciting and cute! Love the cover!

Elise Stephens said...

Hooray! I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Thank you for the great review!

Unknown said...

Wow, sounds great! And the cover is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much!

Amanda Ray said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! The cover is great!

Holly said...

Sounds really great! Can't wait to read it!