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  • The Moonfire Bride

  • Of Candlelight and Shadows, Book 1
  • By: Sylvia Mercedes
  • Narrated by: Emily Lawrence
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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The Moonfire Bride

By: Sylvia Mercedes
Narrated by: Emily Lawrence
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Summary

Hers is a life without magic or romance. Until the night he whispers her name.

For years, Valera has worked weary hours as a seamstress just to keep food on the table. She would give her all to protect her little sister from the cruelties of the world, and the tantalizing lure of the fae forest. One day, she fears, the fae will spirit her sister away, and how can Valera hope to stop them?

Then the fae come. Not for her sister...but for her. Trapped in a magnificent palace far from her own world, Valera finds herself the unwilling bride of an enigmatic fae lord. He claims he won’t harm her and vows to return her home after a year and a day if she honors one rule: She must never see his face.

Determined to return to her sister at all costs, Valera struggles to unravel the mystery of her so-called husband. Why does he so desperately need a wife? And why her specifically? Torn between love, duty, and the unexpected freedom she finds in this strange new world, Valera must fight to find her place.

But will a burgeoning passion for the unseen figure in the shadows be her undoing?

©2021 Sylvia Mercedes (P)2021 Podium Audio

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"Enthralling! This stolen bride fantasy hits all the right notes for me. Delightful, addictive, and utterly perfect." (USA Today best-selling author Sarah K.L. Wilson)

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very enjoyable

A very enjoyable Beauty and the Beast style book. Well narrated, would like to listen to more like this.

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Excellent first book!!

I've never read a book by Sylvia Mercedes and all I can say is, I'm thrilled that I started with this book and audio!!

It starts off at a gentle pace, where we get to know about Valera and Brielle, including the life they're subjected to.

We're very soon introduced to Erolas, as a shadow, watching Valeria and asking her name. Before she knows it the Ward Witch Mother Ulla is grabbing her and starts ranting about elves and marriage.

Well one thing leads to another and she wakes up in Orican, as the new Lady Dymeria, and oh boy, she really does not take to this too well!!

And that's where things don't work out the way Erolas was hoping. Soon the bad guy....or in this case, woman.....comes in and everything goes to hell!!

The narrator for this book is a lady, again I've never come across before, called Emily Lawrence and all I can say here is........

She's good!! I mean really good!!

She has a great range of voices for different characters and let's be honest, that's what you look for in a narrator. I certainly loved the voice she did for Erolas.

So the all important question is, would I recommend both the book and audio??

Absolutely, without a doubt, get to it and buy both. There's nothing better than listening to the book as you're reading!!

Anyway I'm off now to read the second book, The Sunfire King, so toodles guys 🙋🙋

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A adult Fairytale

Love this Story, same it been poorly rated. Love that she and the Fae Lord is slow budding romance with a Heroin Adventure. Look forward with next book.

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