Described as being both deeply romantic and completely evocative, Moonglow is a story written by Kristen Callihan that centers around a recently widowed woman, Daisy Ellis Craigmore.
On a journey of self-discovery after her marriage, a string of murders throw her into danger, and before she knows it, she’s falling in love with the mysterious Marquis of Northrup.
If you’ve recently come to the end of Moonglow, we’re sure that you’ll agree when we say that it’s a real page-turner.
If you’re itching to discover a new story that will be similar to Daisy and Ian’s mystical adventure – you’ve come to the right place!
In this guide, we’re going to be talking you through 5 of the best books that are similar to Moonglow.
If you love the book Moonglow, then we think that you will thoroughly enjoy Queen Of Myth and Monsters, Bound and Barbed, Under The Moon, and Murder Of Crows.
Check out our list of the top 5 books to read that are similar to Moonglow!
Themes In Moonglow
There are many different themes within Moonglow. Below, let’s take a look at the three main themes that can be found within this book:
Romance is at the forefront of this thrilling tale, and is even described as being a “dark, paranormal tale”.
After ending her suffocating marriage, protagonist Daisy Ellis Craigmore goes on a personal journey to rediscover her sense of self and freedom, and that adventure leads her to fall for Ian Ranulf, otherwise known as the Marquis of Northrup.
Along with romance, there’s also plenty of magic within this tale, so it should also come as no surprise to hear that the second theme within Moonglow is the paranormal!
From spooky secrets to mystical landscapes, Moonglow has no shortage of paranormal moments to enjoy.
Good Vs Evil
Last but certainly not least, the final main theme that features throughout Moonglow is the “Good vs Evil” trope.
Within Moonglow, there is a series of unexplained murders that lead Daisy to seek the help of Ian Ranulf, the Marquis of Northup who she proceeds to fall in love with as they seek to find the killer.
5 Books Like Moonglow
Our first recommendation that we have for you if you’re in search of a new book with a similar feel to Moonglow is Queen of Myth and Monsters by Scarlett St.Clair!
This gripping tale involves everything from witches to vampires, as well as a vast array of paranormal secrets, rivalries, dark romance and so much more.
To give you a feel of what you can expect from this story, it centers around Isolde, who is a newly crowned queen who has finally set her sights on a vampire to marry – Adrian.
However, with growing tensions among witches and vampires, Isolde is uncertain of who she can trust, including the one she loves most, Adrian.
If you’re a fan of dark romance based within paranormal universes – we think that you’ll love sinking your teeth (pardon the pun) into Queen of Myth and Monsters!
- Dark romance based on vampire fantasy
- Similar themes from Moonglow
- Secrets and mysteries that will keep you hooked!
- Might not be a suitable read for those that don’t enjoy vampire stories
Themes: Secrets, good vs. evil, dark romance, and the paranormal.
The next book that we have to recommend to you is Bound & Barbed by Samantha R. Goode!
Featuring similar themes to that of Moonglow, this is a great book to place on your reading list.
So, what’s this book about? Focusing on the protagonist of the tale – Evaline Manor, Evaline is a young woman who is simply sure that she had lived the worst day of her life after witnessing the death of her father.
Fast forward to the modern day, and Evaline is trapped in her evil aunt and uncle’s kingdom, who are desperate to marry her off and be rid of her.
To escape this fate, Evaline escapes thanks to combat training and escapes to the land of Kembertus.
Once there, she meets Kova, and the two instantly feel a deep connection that seems as though the two have known each other forever.
But, with danger all around and her aunt proposing an arranged marriage – can Evaline save herself and find true freedom?
- Ideal for those who enjoy dark romance
- The book has been widely praised for its plot consistency and attention to detail
- Despite its fantasy elements, the romance aspect is both believable and very relatable.
- Some readers find that the plot can be misleading at certain points
Themes: Freedom, personal growth, challenges, dark romance, and the paranormal.
In the mood to lose yourself in a series? If you are, then we think that you might love Under the Moon by Vera Foxx. Let’s take a closer look at this story below:
As the first book in the Under the Moon series, this story is part of a wider series of books but it can also be read by itself.
However, given that this book is good, we think that you just might find yourself reaching for the rest of the series after you’ve finished this one.
So, what’s this book about? Focusing on a girl named Clara, Under the Moon has been grieving the loss of both her aunt and caregiver for almost twenty years.
Even though she expected the death, it still left a huge loss in her life that she desperately wants to fill.
In a bid to reclaim a sense of her life after the huge loss she has experienced, Clara moves to a new town hundreds of miles away to work as a waitress.
The only problem? Clara has moved to a town filled with werewolves, and unbeknownst to her, has mated to one of the highest-ranking alphas in the community.
Can Clara find herself and help to tame Kane? You’ll have to read the book to find out!
- Dark romance full of thrills
- Explores loss, identity, and personal growth
- Gripping tale – it’s a real page-turner!
- Some readers have stated that there is “so much happening” in this story, it can be hard to follow.
Themes: Personal growth, dark romance, and the paranormal.
Last but certainly not least, the final book that we have to recommend to you today is Murder of Crows: A Novel of the Others by Anne Bishop.
Described as being “phenomenal”, Murder of Crows: A Novel of the Others is written by New York Times best-selling author Anne Bishop and is about the power struggle between humans and supernatural entities.
If you’re a fan of Moonglow and you want to explore a new story that offers some of the main themes found in Moonglow without a huge emphasis on dark romance – this is a great story to read next .
- Written by New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop
- Supernatural and full of fantasy
- Places an emphasis on self-identity and personal growth
- Might not be ideal for those that want a dark romance book
Themes: Personal growth, self-identity, good vs evil, and the paranormal.
There we have it! We’ve made it to the end of the guide.
Now that you have taken the time to read through our guide to books that are similar to Moonglow, we hope that you’ve got a book or two to add to your reading list (see also “Books Like A Kingdom Of Dreams“).
Still on the fence about which book to read first? No problem.
If you’re on the search for a book that’s going to have a similar “feel” to Moonglow including similar themes – then we think that you should give our suggestions.
On the other hand, if you’re on the search for a book similar to Moonglow that places more of an emphasis on romance, then we think that Queen Of Myth and Monsters will be right up your alley.
No matter which book you decide to read from our list, we’re sure that you’ll love whichever one you choose!
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Bye for now, and happy reading!
Frequently Asked Questions
What To Read After Kristen Callihan?
If you can’t find anything from our recommendations, some similar authors you might be interested in are Monica Murphy, Emma Chase, and Kylie Scott.
What Genre Does Kristen Callihan Write Within?
A versatile writer, Kristen Callihan notably creates stories that fall within the dark romance genre.