A Thousand Steps

A Thousand Steps
A Thousand Steps by T. Jefferson Parker

Tuesday, April 29, 2014



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Twilight Over Moldavia

by Stephanie Burkhart



Romanian unification is on the horizon and the spirited Crown Princess of Carpathia, Caroline, would prefer to ride horses and archery to embroidery and dancing. Complicating her life is her recent discovery that she's a witch.

Prince Stefan Sigmaringen travels to Carpathia to meet Caroline. He discovers he has much in common with her. He also learns that a strange man, Timon, has an unnatural interest in him.

Upon Stefan's engagement, he overhears his mother confessing to a horrible secret – she cursed him in order to conceive him and Stefan will become a werewolf when he turns eighteen. There is a condition to overcome the curse, but it will require Stefan to draw on all his inner strength and Caroline, her courage. Can they break the foul enchantment and secure their future or will Stefan give himself over to the lupine curse that haunts his family?


Stefan stepped into the grand room and came face-to-face with the Carpathian royal family.

"King Mircea, Queen Aurora, and their children, Crown Princess Caroline and Princess Helena, welcome you to Carpathia."

Stefan took one look at Caroline, and his heart rate accelerated. She was Aurora -- the beautiful outdoorswoman he'd met only hours earlier. She had used her mother's name.

Her cheeks colored fiercely, and satisfaction filled him. Even from this distance, he could feel the same magnetic heat from her he had in the forest.

How different she looked -- how regal. The dress accentuated her curves and made her look decidedly feminine, yet despite her outward beauty, her eyes betrayed not only surprise, but also unease.

Queen Aurora nudged her. "Caroline."

She stepped forward, along with her sister, and both curtsied. Stefan bowed.

King Mircea spoke up. "We hope your travel to Ploiesti went well."

"It was a delight to travel by rail," Stefan's father replied.

"Come. Dinner is served." Mircea gestured toward the table along the wall. Caroline stood tall next to her father, a spark of pride in her eyes. Stefan quickly assessed her parents and determined she was a unique blend of both, though she slightly favored her father. They shared the same thick chestnut-brown hair.

"Your Highness, Princess Caroline, I have something that might be yours," Stefan said. She raised an eyebrow.

He reached into his pocket and pulled out her scarf. He'd had the dirt and grime removed so the golden parts of the embroidery glistened in the light from the chandelier.

Twilight Over Moldavia (Moldavian Moon, #2)Twilight Over Moldavia by Stephanie Burkhart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Twilight Over Moldavia by Stephanie Burkhart is a 2012 Desert Breeze Publishing release. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
The time has come for Queen Theresa to pay the piper, so to speak. Her son Stephan and her nephew Michael are grown and Stephan is about to be married to Caroline. But, Timon is aware that Theresa is hoping the curse on Stephan will be broken and he intends to make sure that does not happen.
Caroline never thought she would be the one to marry Stephan. It was supposed to be her sister, but when she tragically died the responsibility fell upon Caroline. It was her duty and she intended to follow through. When she meets Stephan it is very obvious they share an intense connection. Could their love break the awful curse Stephan will have to bear?
This is the second book in the series and while I think you could read this one as a stand alone, I strongly recommend you read the first book before reading this one. This series is one of epic love stories, betrayals, magic and good versus evil with a sort of dark fariytale like quality to it. I am glad I had the chance to discover this series. I enjoyed Stephan and Caroline's story. There were some really sad moments, but long overdue peace will come as well. The next book in the series will follow Michael 's story and I'm excited to see what happens next. Overall this was another strong chapter in the series. This is a 4.5 rounded to 5.


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  1. A wonderful review thank you. Very helpful.


  2. Thank you so much for having me here today. I'll be in and out because I'm at work, but I'll do my best to stop by frequently. Question for everyone. The new Godzilla is coming out soon. Is anyone planning to see it?

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  3. What a great review, I can't wait to read the book.


  4. Great review sounds like a great book! I will definitely put it on my tbr list!


  5. Lovely review

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