Date Published: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
A timeless tale of young romance.
Lorona Connelly is ready for a change from her carefully planned, bookish life. When sparks fly at a costume party, she embraces a chance for romance with the handsome Kestrin Feather. However, she quickly realizes that even love and destiny may not be enough to overcome the reality of an overprotective mother-in-law and Kestrin's long, tarnished history of relationships.
When Lorona's curiosity leads her to Kestrin's journal, doubt plagues them both with insecurities and threatens the relationship. Can true love overcome the odds, or was their whirlwind romance just a frivolous crush? Author Elise Stephens shares a journey of young love, fate, and wounded trust in the story of Lorona and Kestrin, a couple who must learn to overcome their fears to share a life together.
Moonlight and Oranges is a modern re-telling of the Greek myth about Cupid and Psyche brought into modern times with a few extras added. At first, I didn't realize it was a re-telling. I thought it was going to be just another easy love story. Then Kestrin's mother started playing a bigger role, and I started to piece things together. His mama has some definite issues. The story starts off in a whirlwind romance that happens so quickly, you barely have time to blink before the problems start. I would have liked more detail about the ending of Kestrin's dream, but I enjoyed him as a character. I liked the background behind Lorona's name, and how she fit or didn't fit within his dream. The plot moved along fairly quickly and kept my attention from beginning to end.