I read these as a teenager and own a lot of them. An english schoolgirl named Helena is lost in the woods, a man finds her and falls in love with her. There is often a mystery of murder or kidnapping to go along with it. I have always loved this book. I recommend you to listen to the full audiobook On the Night of the Seventh Moon, free at our library. The pages were yellowed and the writing small but the topic intrigued me. Why did you not inquire more closely into these strange things that happened to you? Had she really ever married her dear Maximilion? Helena loves the forest and the fairy tales surrounding it.
Holt had me wondering what had really happened. Come take a journey into a dark and shadowy forest where nothing is as it seems. When she was old enough, her parents sent her to Germany near the Black Forest to a convent school where her mother had been educated. Helena Trant was enchanted by everything she found in the Black Forest -- especially its legends. The pages were yellowed and the writing small but the topic intrigued me. The book dragged for me.
Helena is raised in a loving household, the only fly in the ointment so to speak is the fact that her parents are both desperately in love with each other and that doesn't leave a lot of love left over for her when they are in the same room together. Set in Germany and England from 1859 to 1870 with an end note in 1901 , this tells the story of Helena Trant whose parents were so much in love they had little time for her. It was just as readable this second time through. Read the book and find out. On the night of the seventh moon is told from the first person point of view of a young girl named Helena.
So I just realized after finishing this book that I really can't write a very in-depth review, because if I do I'll be spoiling the entire book. I didn't remember much of the plot even though I remembered vaguely that the book ended happily. Comment: This item shows signs of wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and is a good working copy. And it is a night for love. It is a night for singing and dancing. I probably figured out what was going on earlier this time since I've read so many books since I first read this but it was all new the first time through and as a teenager I wasn't quite so savvy.
The plot was the best component, but so much more could have been made of it. The story is told from Helena Trant, the heroine's point of view as she recaps her past, a past shrouded in mystery as she tries to uncover exactly what happened to her on the night of the seventh moon — when a festival celebration of mischief took place. Then Holt does an epilogue that shows what happened to everyone and I ended up just feeling dissatisfied. Best-selling author Victoria Holt spins breath-taking tales glimmering with danger and romance. Helena Trant was enchanted by everything she found in the Black Forest--its people, its mysterious castles, its legends and lore. I read nearly all of Victoria Holt's books, but this was by far my favorite. To tell anything about this would be to give too much away so I'll just say this: The romance was breathtaking; the action was, in a way, believable; and the intrigue was shocking.
The characters were weak and ill defined. برای همین، داستان واقعاً برام یه چیز قشنگ، تازه و قدیمی و یه جورایی مسکن بود. So I purchased a kindle copy. This passage is the one I remember most of the book because Holt described every little detail of fear and apprehension of it. It is a night for singing and dancing. According to ancient Black Forest legend, on the Night of the Seventh Moon, Loke, the God of Mischief, is at large in the world.
He is called away on business, so Helena goes to stay with some relatives. This book was just as I remembered her stories. I still remember the excitement of the mystery and love story. I had most of it figured out before the end. And most of the time I thought her foolish for the irrational decisions she made when first encounter by this stranger. Fortunately, she had locked her door and refused to let him in. As Helena walks through the misty woods, she loses her friends, but her fear turns to joy when a broad-shouldered man on a horse rescues her.
It begins with a walk through a forest. She did an excellent job of that. I did feel the angst at the horrible things that were happening to Helena. He would be in grave danger if his marriage was leaked out. Although the heroine's character is well developed, I found the hero's was not. When he goes back to his family someone plots to blow up their marriage cottage.
The reader will soon be caught up in the intrigues that keep Helena from living the uncomplicated life of a bookseller's daughter. The book is a bit slow in the middle, and the hero and heroine are separated for years. But why would Ilse lie to her? This little adventure ends up with her almost being raped she bolts the door and is later awoken by the doorknob turning but in the light of day is disappointed. Helena lives in a fog of dreams and wonders where truth is. But why would Ilse lie to her? According to ancient Black Forest legend, on the Night of the Seventh Moon, Loke, the God of Mischief, is at large in the world. When Helena is fourteen, she, too, is sent to be educated at the same seminary on the edge of the forest. Still, hers was a happy childhood among books in Oxford where her father had a bookstore.