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Victoria Holt mixes German fairy tales and Norse mythology to create this romantic suspense story. A young woman who believes in the magic of the Brothers Grimm stories comes face to face with a stronger magic, that of Loki. Has she met and married her true love or was it all a drug induced dream to cover a much darker and savage event?
Anyone familiar with the classic shell game will be able to predict the major plot points in On the Night of the Seventh Moon. While such an obvious plot may ruin things for some books, Holt is a good enough story teller to be consistently entertaining. There is nothing taxing to reading this mystery and yet the twists and turns are still satisfying.
I am thankful that tonight's Christmas celebration went well. Sean and Harriet were delightful and Harriet managed to stay awake long enough to meet her great-grandfather Eddie and give him a few of her charming smiles. She also managed to open most of her presents with help from Sean and Mom. Of the ones she's opened so far the chew rings that Ian picked out for her are her favorite. She cooed with delight when Sean opened the gift for her.
Sean's favorite gift is clearly the owl back pack that Mom got for him. It's a blue backpack with the pack part being shaped and decorated like an owl. It reminds me a bit of my "Night Owl" piece from 2001. Sean spent most of the rest of his evening awake wearing the pack. He even wanted wear it during dinner. He's thrilled to finally have a pack of his own as so many of the preschoolers have packs that they take to school (mostly for fashion and not so much for taking home books).
My favorite gift is probably the first season set of DVDs of Magnum P.I. from my brother. Ian and I are watching the pilot as I update this blog.