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One Moonlit Night

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  442 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Samantha James has captured the hearts of readers everywhere with her dramatic love stories of fiery passion, intense emotion, and unforgettable sensuality. Now, Samantha has created a spellbinding romance between two people whose passion defies all logic--yet cannot be denied.

The Vicar's DaughterForced to leave her home in the vicarage, p
ebook, 384 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published December 1st 1998)
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I picked up this book because I was intrigued by the complications and character that could arise from the hero, Dominic, being half gypsy. I really like reading about gypsies in my historical romances. I like getting a deeper look at their culture and watching a hero (or heroine) move past their own prejudice and come to love someone so different from themselves.

I felt that I didn't really get as much as that as I was hoping to. Dominic did talk about being torn between two worlds, but I didn't
Lynsey A
I liked this one well enough. I'd probably give this a 3.5*. The story line was intriguing. I always enjoy stories with gypsies. I expected a bit more angst in this one but I still liked it. I enjoyed it perhaps because the heroine wasn't so annoying as in previous Samantha James books and because the hero and heroine weren't always fighting. There were several times where the hero jumped to the wrong conclusion about the heroine which was bothersome.

It just wasn't as dramatic as I thought it w
Eve Hart
This is another re-read from Samantha James. I read this, the first time, years ago. I remember liking it then. I still like it, but there are things that annoy me about it that didn't before.

The flip-flopping POVS (from heroine to hero and back again in the same scene), weepy heroine, ugly prejudice, and lack of real chemistry between the characters.

I probably won't read it for a fourth time...
Barbara ★
I enjoyed this though I wanted to smack both the hero and the heroine more than once. I particularly liked the romance between the heroine's sister, Emily and the gypsy, Andre much sweeter and more romantic than Dominic and Olivia. Dominic had a major ship on his shoulder and it got annoying after a while.
May 07, 2011 Quinn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical romance lovers
Shelves: romance
Read it in two days! Had a hard time putting it down. I liked it a great deal. It didn't make me want to gag with oversweet affection. There was story besides the romance, and other important, explored characters. It lacked what I don't care for in other romances. I appreciate that!
Dec 03, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my very favorite books! It is a keeper and I have read it more than once over the years.
I really, really liked this book. At first I thought it would be similar to a few other romance novels Ive read, you know- innocent women, worldly and experienced man and the whole story concentrated on them.
But this book was a pleasant surprise.
These are a few reasons:
1. The story is not only concentrated on Olivia and Domenic but on Emily and her life too. What would have been more interesting though would be a romance novel with a blind woman as the main character.
Tell me if there some (well
Sep 09, 2010 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 25, 2015 Cindy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Regency romance with sex. This is an old school romance from 1998.

I DO mean old school. The male lead is the half gypsy son of an Earl. His mother cursed his father that he'd never have another child, after he spurned her. Now he's back & everyone in the village hates him.

The female lead is the former Vicar's daughter, who must work at the "manor" to make ends meet. Her sister is blind, due to a fall from a horse & her father is murdered by.... you guessed it - a gypsy.

There's a seco
One moonlit Night is a likeable love story about the half Gypsy earl and a clurgyman's daughter. Unusual, but therefore definitely intriguing. I picked it up thinking it could be good, which it was for the most part. I think the character of Dominic was better worked out than that of Olivia. James definitely managed to convey the lost feeling of a man born from two worlds yet not fully belonging to either. I enjoyed reading their story and the secondary love story, Olivia's blind sister Emily an ...more
Syahira Sharif
Yes, I read this too fast. In fact, I've memorized the book so many times that it got stuck in my head. Samantha James was one of my favourite historical romance author when I was around 15 years old. I have all her books in a row and memorize each one of them. Funny huh? I think the story is very sweet and lovely.

Its about a half-gypsy half-english Earl who went back to his father's house after his father's death. He nearly hit Olivia (yay) with his carriage and he got curious with her. Some b
When Dominic St. Bride comes to Ravenwood manor, it begins a most interesting story. From the beginning, we see how much the gypsies (Romany) people are mistrusted due to how different they are. That prejudice sets the tone for the entire novel and it plays an important role in how the main characters interact. James created some interesting characters and some rather annoying ones. The blind sister Emily drove me crazy. She was a constant irritant throughout the story. Overall, a nice little lo ...more
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Dominic was born as a bastard from a Gypsy and an Earl, and he has spent most of his life not knowing where he belongs. Olivia is the oldest daughter of a deceased vicar and his wife, and is now the sole support for her and her blind sister, Emily. Both of the girls fall for Gypsy men and get past their wariness of Gypsies to be with the men they love. Dominic finally finds his place with his countess, and Emily gets her sight back because of love. Great read!!
Black Queen
Jan 31, 2012 Black Queen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first time I heard about this book was when my friend whitney, was going on and on about this great book she was reading and I look at the cover and said this probably not a good book for me because I love reading nothing but vampires. So she told just try it one time you would fell in love with it, and sure enough I fell in love with it...:D
Nov 28, 2011 SandraE rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
A good book with well developed characters.
Feb 27, 2010 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Loved it!
Julia Lanter
Gypsies, romance and a heroine who grapples with desire and duty.
Nov 03, 2013 Johanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super sexy, adventurous read! Samantha James does not disappoint!
Feb 18, 2016 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good old fashioned Historical Romance written in the late 90's.
Michele Lacroix
I love Samatha James. I couldn't put this book down once I started it even though it is the same story of Half gypsy lord and local girl. It's worth reading.
This was a good book BUT I was more interested in the secondary love story between Emily and Andre than I was about Olivia and the Earl
Caroline Yamashita
May 05, 2015 Caroline Yamashita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gypsy
Amoooo ciganos!
Dominic não poderia ser diferente!
Apesar de todo o preconceito das pessoas com os ciganos naquela época, Olivia não resistiu a tanta tentação!
Sasha Martinez
I will return to discuss this book's failures, I swear on my first goldfish's grave.
Feb 09, 2013 Daneesha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review coming...
It's ok, not as spectacular as her other books. But it's a good enough to read for an afternoon or two.
Oct 17, 2010 Dancer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are plenty of twists and turns in the plot development to keep the reader happy; however, the characters were not flushed out fully in this book.
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Growing up in Joliet, Illinois, Samantha James had many childhood aspirations--being a writer was never one of them. When she was ten, she was certain she was destined to be an astronomer. That soon changed (happened a lot during those pre-teen years!) when she decided archaeology was in her future. Detective work was her next goal, thanks to the Trixie Belden mysteries she was reading, and before ...more
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