Sunrise over Brasov was provided to The Library to review as part of the author's virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will be awarding A Sunrise Over Brasov Coffee and Chocolate Basket (which includes a Coffee Mug, Starbucks gift card, Andes Chocolate, magnets, and Lori Powell original book bag) to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. You can see the other stops on the tour, and read other reviews, here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/10/review-tour-sunrise-of-brasov-by.html.
Prince Michael Sigmaringen joins his sister-in-law, Caroline, and the vampire prince, Darius, in a daring rescue, igniting Rosa's desire to find her family. However, all is not as it appears. Rickard, Rosa's friend, escapes with her. Clement will go to any lengths to get Rosa and Rickard back.
At Darius' fortress, Michael soon discovers Rickard is a new breed of werewolf – one who can control the change, and Clement hopes to exploit Rickard's abilities.
Michael's courage, strengths, and convictions will be tested like never before. Can Michael and Rosa find true happiness and the rid the lupine haunting of the Sigmaringens once and for all?
Sunrise over Brasov is the story of Rosa and Michael and is the third book in the Moldavian Moon series. I've not read the other books in the series, but I wish I had. Even though this book can be read as a standalone, I feel that I missed some of the nuances and underlying themes and tensions from not knowing the background history behind this story. Even with that, though, I did enjoy this book--I just think I would have enjoyed it more had I read the other books.
The world Ms. Burkhart brings to life is a blend of historical and paranormal--with witches, werewolves, and vampires, and she puts her own spin on each of these groups. It's a refreshing look at the history behind the three sections and how they began and relate to each other.
The characters are interesting as well in their interactions with each other and as they work together to resolve the issues preventing their happily-ever-afters. It's not a long book (just over 200 pages) and an easy read--so if you are in the mood for some romance, some mystery, and a supernatural history you could do worse than pick up this book. However, once again, I encourage you to pick up the other two books first--I think you will be glad.
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