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September Moon by Candice Proctor
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Dec 21, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: smutastic-with-story

September Moon is an old-fashioned epic historical romance set in the Australian outback. The characters are portrayed with a surprisingly realistic set of social mores, including ethnocentrism, racism, and classism. I loved the fact that I didn't always like them -- that their actions were based on a completely different cultural code than my own. It made their growth more believable, as well as more interesting. I was also pleased to see that the conflict between the two leads is based on their very different backgrounds and isn't easily resolved by the Power of Amazing Orgasms. At one point I was sure the author was going to take the easy way out and play the coincidence card -- setting up a convenient external conflict that could be easily resolved and would distract from the real, and in some ways unresolvable, character-driven one. It just seemed like I'd read a thousand books before where that's what happened. And then the author did the unexpected and addressed the character-driven conflict head-on in a way that reflected the characters' individual journeys. Nicely done.
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Lisa Kay Shannan wrote: "...isn't easily resolved by the Power of Amazing Orgasms"

Too funny! Great review, Shannan!

message 2: by Shannan (last edited Sep 02, 2011 09:22PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Shannan Lisa wrote: "Too funny! Great review, Shannan!"

Thanks, Lisa. :-)

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