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Watch by Moonlight On a storm tossed British night in a fine gentleman rides up to an old inn and requests shelter His name he tells Bess the innkeeper s beautiful daughter is Jason Quick a man of wealth and h

  • Title: Watch by Moonlight
  • Author: Kate Hawks
  • ISBN: 9780380814657
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On a storm tossed British night in 1763, a fine gentleman rides up to an old inn and requests shelter His name, he tells Bess, the innkeeper s beautiful daughter, is Jason Quick, a man of wealth and honor But there is blood on his sleeve And his appearance is followed soon after by the arrival of the king s redcoats on the trail of a notorious bandit known as the GoldenOn a storm tossed British night in 1763, a fine gentleman rides up to an old inn and requests shelter His name, he tells Bess, the innkeeper s beautiful daughter, is Jason Quick, a man of wealth and honor But there is blood on his sleeve And his appearance is followed soon after by the arrival of the king s redcoats on the trail of a notorious bandit known as the Golden Fleecer.There is much about this bold, enigmatic stranger that frightens Bess, but there is something that draws her to him as well And Quick himself is undone by the exquisite loveliness of this dark eyed miss whose lustrous black hair cascades well past her waist Soon there are no secrets between them, as Jason reveals the truth to the lady who has, in an instant, become his eternal love It is he whom the redcoats seek, the daring highwayman, the most wanted man in Dorset.For Bess who long ago resigned herself to a life of toil and drudgery yet has never strayed from respectability the shock of Jason s revelations cannot dampen the fire that now burns in her breast There is a tender heart within him, and a nobility to his criminal purpose And no love in history has ever been fatedor dangerous.One brazen robbery and Jason Quick can fulfill the sworn duty that has determined the course of his life Then he and his lady can begin anew together in the far colonies, across a vast ocean But treachery breeds in unexpected corners and dastardly traps are set in the shadows even as the highwayman sits astride his stallion beneath his true love s window and vows, I ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way Kate Hawks, a stunning new voice in historical fiction, renders atale rich in atmosphere, passion, adventure, and intense emotion a magnificent, heartfelt retelling of one of the most enduring love stories of all time.

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    1. Laura on said:

      This may not be impeccable literary fiction (I could certainly find elements to criticize if I was of a mind to do so, but I enjoyed it far too much) but it is exactly what I hoped it would be: a fully fleshed out prose retelling of Alfred Noyes's famous narrative poem "The Highwayman." I grew up loving the poem (yes, I was the sort of odd child who swooned over tragic 19th century poetry, shocking I'm sure) and I love that the author was able to re-imagine both Bess and her outlaw lover as such [...]

    2. Cynthia Morgan on said:

      Watch By Moonlight by Kate Hawks“Watch by Moonlight” is a skillful retelling of one of my favourite poems of all time, Alfred Noyes's famous narrative "The Highwayman." The enchanting story blossoms under Kate’s attentive care, drawing the reader in and never quite letting go, even after you set the book down. One stormy night in 1763, a lavishly dressed gentleman rides up to an old inn set in the quiet countryside of Dorset and requests shelter. He does not initially betray any secrets, g [...]

    3. Julia on said:

      This book tells the story from the poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes.

    4. Tracy on said:

      I can now share with you my review of Watch by Moonlight. I came across this book by chance at a boot sale, it stopped me dead in my tracks when I saw the title and was so delighted to find it was, as I had hoped, based on my favourite poem The Highway Man by Alfred Noyes. I have to admit it's been sitting on my shelf for a while, as although I was eager to read it I also didn't want to be disappointed, similar to when you see a film based on a book, personally I've yet to see a film better than [...]

    5. Andrea Jackson on said:

      This is based on a poem. It was a well-drawn historical, with wonderful details of life of middle class people of England in that period (early 1700's). I enjoyed something that didn't focus on the ton for a change. However, I don't like characters who can't seem to learn and grow. The main couple were young and likeable, but he couldn't seem to let go of his weaknesses for the sake of his love. I was aggravated with her for letting him get away with it sometimes too. He kept promising her but h [...]

    6. Kerith on said:

      Of course, those who have read Noyes' poem (or better yet, have heard Loreena McKennitt's wonderful musical setting of it) will know how this book ends. That doesn't matter. The fun lies in watching Hawks draw the characters of Jason Quick, highwayman, and Bess, the landlord's daughter. To make a highwayman a sympathetic character isn't easy but the author manages to tell us the story of how the two in the poem might have met and fallen for one another. You will wish the ending were different.

    7. Notme on said:

      A wonderfully written historical fiction based on the poem by Alfred Noyes. Enjoyed it tremendously, I think that even in prose this was quite a poetic telling of the story. So smooth and well-written, easy-flowing narrative. Even if the character development was not all that it could be, it was to be expected - after all it WAS based on the poem, not on on an epic.

    8. Amber on said:

      I randomly plucked this book off the library shelf because I love historical fiction. I'm not sure what to say about it, really. The plot was intriguing enough that I finished it, but the writing style left something wanting for me. It felt jumpy and out of sorts in placesbut the plot was good. Hm. I don't know. I'm still confused by it and what I think. So that's all.

    9. Kathy on said:

      Expanding on A. Noyes' poem, Hawks gives us a stunning historical novel filled with human compassion, love, vengence, bitterness, friendship & more. Hawks' writing is picturesque and emotive. This novel entrances the reader to the last page then gives a reading of The Highwayman in tribute.

    10. Dee Condon on said:

      Loved this book. If you like the poem THE HIGHWAYMAN by Alfred Noyes you should read this one. Katy Hawks has taken the poem & built a story around it where you found out why the highwayman steals, how he met the inn keeper's daughter etc. It was great fun to read

    11. Rebecca on said:

      A slightly convoluted telling of the poem The Highwayman. Love the poem, liked the book.

    12. Brenda on said:

      Great story created from the poem "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes. Very creative.

    13. Linda on said:

      I should have known. The story was no less sad than it ever was, but in addition, the characters behaved so stupidly that you just wanted to smack them.

    14. Sommer Ann McCullough on said:

      Very interesting take on the classic poem. Obviously not a happy book, but a cool idea. I'd like to see more of this

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