Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Favorites: On the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt

I discovered Victoria Holt when I was in middle school/high school and absolutely devoured every book of hers that I could get my hands on. I did read a few of her other pen names, but the books by this name were my favorite. I've read most of them at least two or three times. One of my very favorites of hers is On the Night of the Seventh Moon. Here's more about it:

On the Night of the Seventh Moon 
On the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Fawcett (first published 1972)

Description: According to ancient Black Forest legend, on the Night of the Seventh Moon, Loke, the God of Mischief, is at large in the world. It is a night for festivity and joyful celebration. It is a night for singing and dancing. And it is a night for love.

Helena Trant was enchanted by everything she found in the Black Forest -- especially its legends. But then, on the Night of the Seventh Moon, she started to live one of them, and the enchantment turned suddenly into a terrifying nightmare . . .

About the Author:  Eleanor Hibbert (1 September 1906 – 18 January 1993) was an English author who combined imagination with facts to bring history alive through novels of fiction and romance. She was a prolific writer who published several books a year in different literary genres, each genre under a different pen name: Jean Plaidy for fictionalized history of European royalty; Victoria Holt for gothic romances, and Philippa Carr for a multi-generational family saga. A literary split personality, she also wrote light romances, crime novels, murder mysteries and thrillers under the names Eleanor Burford, Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow, Anna Percival, and Ellalice Tate.


  1. I'm a huge fan of Victoria Holt, I love her books.

  2. I haven't read any of hers. Thanks for bringing a new author to my attention!