Dusty Book: Watch By Moonlight by Kate Hawks

moonlightI’ll be the first to admit, I’m not a big romance reader. Sure, I enjoy them when I come across them, but they aren’t the first thing I pick to read, and I tend towards contemporary romance if at all. So if I was weepy over Kate Hawks’ Watch By Moonlight, I think just about anyone interested in romance would enjoy it.

It’s a very well-written take on Alfred Noyes’ narrative poem “The Highwayman”. A short little love story with a lot of drama and adventure thrown in the mix. The Booklist review stated, “this tragic tale of love and sacrifice will cast a mesmerizing spell over fans of passionate romances. Darkly compelling historical fiction.”

Honestly, I didn’t want it to come to the heartbreaking end. Kate Hawks hasn’t written anything since, so I fear this one is lost on your shelves and may be in danger of being weeded. Grab it and send it off with someone (box of Kleenex is optional)!




About the Author:

Rebecca Vnuk is the editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist. She is also the author of 3 reader’s-advisory nonfiction books: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (2014), and Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009). Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_RVnuk.

2 Comments on "Dusty Book: Watch By Moonlight by Kate Hawks"

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  1. Thanks for the reminder of Watch by Moonlight; I remember enjoying it as well! I don’t recall if the book jacket said this, but “Kate Hawks” was a pseudonym used by Parke Godwin, a writer of historical, fantasy, and science fiction. He died a year ago, and Watch… was his last novel.

  2. Rebecca Vnuk says:

    No, you don’t say?!? That’s very interesting. A male sf/fantasy writer writes a near-perfect weepy romance. Wouldn’t have guessed it! How cool.

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