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Moonfire (Australian #1)

3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  378 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
An American beauty stranded by a shattered promise on Australia's vast shores...
After sailing to Australia only to find that the man who asked her to marry him has no intention of fulfilling his part of the bargain, Maggie Chamberlain vows to shape a new life for herself in Sydney. Then arrogant, wealthy Reeve McKenna captures Maggie's untried heart, thrilling her senses w
Paperback, 377 pages
Published March 25th 2008 by Pocket Books (first published 1988)
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Barbara ★
Reeve McKenna and his brother, Jamie are separated as teenagers in Ireland as Jamie is transported for thievery and Reeve departs on a whaling ship for Australia. 20 years have passed and Reeve has spent a good portion of that time trying to find his brother.

Maggie Chamberlain is an actress in London who believes Philip when he tells her he loves her and has her travel to Sydney as an indigent who will then be expected to repay her passage as a servant for three years unless she marries. Of cou
Nov 15, 2009 Wendy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: historical romance lovers
This is a story about Two brothers, Reeve and Jamie McKenna, born in Ireland and then forced to leave. One being transported as a punishment for theivery, the other on a whaling ship. Both end up in Australia, but not together again for 20 years.

Maggie Chamberlain is an American who has taken ship to Australia on a promise of love and marriage. When she arrives there is no love and no marriage.

When Maggie meets Reeve McKenna, things start to change for her and she falls for this selfmade wealt
Becky ♡The Bookworm♡
I'm a devoted fan of Linda Lael Miller and was really looking forward to reading this book, but this heroine completely ruined the experience for me. Maggie was young and terribly insecure. She was also severely lacking in the common sense department. I definitely understood all the Taming of the Shrew references dropped into the story. Maggie could whine, pout, stomp her feet and throw tantrums (and crockery) like a wild woman. I was ready to drop kick her into the next decade myself!

The story
Sep 23, 2009 Laurel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 11th-grade
This story is about how a girl named Maggie found her unexpected love in Australia. Maggie had gone out with a Australian named Philip, who had promised her that he'll marry him and give her a role in his play when she comes to Australia. Innocently believing him, Maggie leaves her homeland America to a new foreign land to find out that Philip was never serious about keeping his promise. But there she met one of Australia's richest man, Reeve. Famous for having several affairs at once, Reeve and ...more
Apr 27, 2008 Christel rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: LLM readers, Historical romance readers
First book in the Austrailian series by Ms. Miller. Not a bad read. This is the story of an American and an Irishman in the land down under. Good story, great character development and it will go on my keeper shelf. I am reading book 2 now and I am enjoying it also
Lori L Simmons
Oct 02, 2015 Lori L Simmons rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Another excellent book by Miller. Twists, turns, varied geography, and love stories keep you on the edge of your seat. A must read.
Jan 28, 2016 Shannon rated it really liked it
One of her best.
Oct 29, 2012 JoAnne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this new series set in Australia. Complex characters, beautiful and vivid descriptions of different locations in Australia. Nice closure with some happily ever afters and loose ends tied up but I knew there had to be more stories to tell. Was happy to see this is Australia #1 in the series.
Love Linda Lael Miller's cowboy stories and series too. Give her a try if you haven't already.
Apr 27, 2008 Haylie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
i really liked this story, except for the fact that there was too much suspence! Well, i mean that if one dramatic thing wasn't happening it was another! Those scenes went on forever, until you just wanted to hurt somebody! (i sure did!!lol) But don't get me wrong, it was an awesome book and it had a very happy ending!!!
Oct 28, 2009 Carol rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, have
I've read a lot of LLM's books but this one was the worst written. I couldn't relate to characters or understand their motivation. It was good enough to read but no where near what she usually writes
Sep 14, 2011 Doug rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i enjoyed reading this little romance I would have liked a little more suspense and mystery and less goofy story about a whaling trip and the post traumatic stress it caused the hero.
Mar 01, 2012 Dawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Independent Maggie starts new life, Meets wealthy Reeve who is obsessed with finding his brother.
Jun 23, 2012 Brittney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I think I'm inlove with Reed McKennie! Lol another great read. This makes 3 times!
Nov 04, 2011 Jody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Romance set in the 1800's in Australia. Enjoyed the story and characters.
I have issues with some of the plotting/pacing but otherwise I loved it :D
Aug 15, 2013 Janice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All of Mrs. Miller's books are a GREAT read!! Always worth read over again!
Jul 26, 2011 Rachel added it
ok, I'm ready for part 2 of this book
Oct 23, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good book!
Feb 06, 2013 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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As the daughter of a town marshal, Linda has come home to the western lifestyle that gave birth to one of today’s most successful authors. She left Washington years ago and pursued her wanderlust, living in Arizona and London and traveling the world. Now the author of more than 100 novels, the “First Lady of the West” is glad to be back home, writing contemporary and historical stories that have e ...more
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