Item description for Fiesta Moon (The Moonstruck Series, Book 2) by Linda Windsor...
Overview When Mark Madison is arrested for his third DUI, his big brother arranges forhim to convert a rundown hacienda into an orphanage. It's the prodigal's lastchance to straighten out his life--and to prove that he's worth his weight atMadison Engineering.
Dear Reader, are you ready for more moonstruck madness? Mix a sassy senorita, an incorrigible Don Juan, and a haunted hacienda, and you get page-turning intrigue and romance.
When American social worker Corinne Diaz arrives at a remote mountain village to volunteer at a local orphanage, she thinks it's a slice of Mexican heaven...until Mark Madison shows up. Saved once again from the clink by his brother, the engineer promises to stay sober and fly right.
Battling the kindling chemistry between them, the stubborn opposites are determined to dispel an old superstition threatening the new orphanage. As the dilemma becomes more sinister, things get hotter than a basket of "habaneros." Little do Corinne and Mark realize that while they work to save the project-and their lives-the Mexicalli moon is working on them.
Sometimes an added pinch of faith can make just about anything possible
Enjoy the lift of laugher, Linda Windsor
Citations And Professional Reviews Fiesta Moon (The Moonstruck Series, Book 2) by Linda Windsor has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Advance - 07/01/2005 page 58
Library Journal - 06/01/2005 page 110
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.74" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Release Date Jul 5, 2005
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series Number 2
ISBN 0785260633 ISBN13 9780785260639
Availability 0 units.
More About Linda Windsor
Linda Windsor is the best-selling, award-winning author of thirty novels, with an estimated million books in print. A former professional musician, Linda speaks often (and sometimes sings) for writing and/or faith seminars. Her recent work includes Healer and the early Celtic Fires of Gleannmara trilogy.
Linda Windsor currently resides in the state of Maryland.
Reviews - What do customers think about Fiesta Moon (The Moonstruck Series, Book 2)?
Entertaining romance and suspense Feb 26, 2007
Fiesta Moon takes you to a colorful Mexico where haciendas are haunted and superstitions abound. Corinne is an American with Mexican roots who is trying to help a local orphanage and find her biological family. Mark is an American businessman who doesn't put forth much effort to help anyone but himself. Linda Windsor develops these wonderful characters in such a way that you can imagine their pasts unfolding to motivate their current behavior. She weaves the romance throughout the story line - which is easy to do with such a romantic setting - in such a way that it warms the heart. I appreciate that her writing style is "hopeful romance" that avoids leading the reader to experience the disappointment of massive conflict between the romantic leads.
This is a sweet, suspenseful love story that will leave you wanting more of these characters and this author.
Great romantic suspense Dec 19, 2006
This is book two in Linda Windsor's Moonstruck Series and my favorite. I enjoy reading about the rogues. That's reading about them, not living with them. I like my men a little more steady in real life. Mark Madison is the renegade of the Madison family. He's been sent to a remote Mexican village as a last chance to prove himself. Or as Mark puts it, his 'get out of jail card.'He's supposed to get the hacienda ready to open as an orphanage. But before he even gets to the hacienda he is adopted by a pig. Yep that's right, a pig falls in love with Mark. And if that isn't enough, he has a run-in with Corinne Diaz, who remembers him all too well. She's a volunteer at the orphanage and she isn't impressed by Mark Madison. But never underestimate the power of the Mexicalli Moon. Add a hidden treasure, a ghost, and a really bad villain and you have all the necessary ingredients for a fun filled, romantic, suspenseful book. Put Fiesta Moon on your want list. It's a good one.
cute Nov 4, 2006
This was a very romantic book. Cute storyline, some good solid points about our relationship with God. Otherwise, was definetly a cute love story.
An entertaining story combined with biblical principles on forgiveness and grace Nov 1, 2005
After his third DUI, Mark Madison is overjoyed when his older, more responsible brother Blaine pulls some strings and offers him a Get-out-of-Jail-Free card by sending him to a minute Mexican village to oversee a building project for orphans. Mark, a 32-year-old single man who is permanently enjoying a life of fiesta, plans to make the most of this respite. But even the best-laid schemes can be and often are hijacked by circumstances, people, and most importantly, God. Even before arriving in Mexicalli, Mark has another car accident, and thus he enters this smallish town aback a truck of pigs smelling of swine and trying to shake off one that had become attached to his very person.
Corinne Diaz, a 27-year-old with a heart for people --- especially those without family, since she was once orphaned and then adopted --- looks upon the newcomer with the pig in both confusion and amusement. Then, as the swine runs wild, such commotion and near disaster ensues that Corinne is momentarily distracted as she races to the rescue of an elderly woman on a runaway burro-bound cart. Mark, seeing impending catastrophe, rushes forward and brings the cart to a halt. It is after this heroic act that Corinne gets her first up close and personal look at him --- and her response is one of contempt. "We danced at your brother's wedding...just before you became sick on my shoes." With a sigh, Mark asks himself if his day could get any worse.
Seemingly, Mark's reputation for living the high life cannot escape him. And yet, as the days pass --- those long, hot, never-getting-much-accomplished-South-of-the-border days --- Corinne and Mark find common ground in the oddities of the Mexican village. Their living conditions, the food, the help, even the social customs and the superstitions combine to make their conversations and humiliations more conducive to geniality and humor. While Mark attempts (often futilely) to get the orphanage into sound working order, Corinne's business savvy in working with the villagers helps the couple find further common ground --- but not without some injurious, cutting remarks, wounded emotions, and lots of inner reflecting. It seems that both are on a mission to erect a building and to tear down whatever ails the soul.
Author Linda Windsor offers a humorous yet lightly romantic tale that gratefully is profuse in its subtle comedic style. Windsor's characters are likable because they're so real, and as their foibles are so honestly portrayed, readers will smile when they commiserate with their frequently self-inflicted emotional pain. With easy conversation, the author provides not simply a story to amuse and entertain, but also slips in some biblical principles on offering forgiveness, not judgment; grace instead of condemnation. Above all, female fans will embrace Windsor's message not to become wallowed in yesterday's failures, whether they be poor choices, wrong attitudes, or faulty preconceptions. Today is a new day to embrace hope and life and start again.
--- Reviewed by Michele Howe
A charmer Jun 24, 2005
At Madison Engineering, CEO Blaine Madison lectures his brother Mark for his third DUI offense. Tired of his sibling's shenanigans Blaine offers Mark a deal; if he brings in the hacienda contract on time and sober, he can take over the on-site management of their projects. Mark readily agrees as he wants to travel anyway while wondering why Blaine prefers to stay home with his wife and children.
Corinne Diaz came to Mexicalli, seeking information on her biological mother at the last known place she lived. She works at the Hoger de los Ninos orphanage at the local orphanage when Mark arrives to take charge of the renovation project. Corinne thinks very little of the alcoholic hedonist though she is attracted to him. He wants her too, but hates the scorn in her eyes. Matchmaking them is a haunted piglet who adopted Mark as her pet. However, what begins to bring the two outsiders together besides a deep attraction is someone, perhaps a voodoo practitioner, who wants the project stopped and them out of town.
Mark is an interesting character who all his compared unfavorably to his successful siblings, using charm with no substance to compete. However, Corinne, who initially write him off as a playboy with no core, begins to see little things in him based on his interactions with the children and his piglet; she encourages him and the underachiever begins to accomplish the mission. That Pygmalion Effect transition is the key to the inspirational romance FIESTA MOON; a fine Moonstruck tale filled with humor and a serious undercurrent that the locals believe is a voodoo curse on Mark while he deems that he is simply doing God's work.