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Blog Tour: Moonrise by Cassandra King

September 13, 2013
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Photo Credit: Tamara Reynolds

I’m a big fan of Cassandra King‘s and have read, and loved, all of her books except for the newest one, Moonrise.  I’m anxious to read it as well, and hope to get to it soon.  When I was asked to participate in the tour for Moonrise, I jumped at the chance.

Acclaimed author Cassandra King’s new novel is Moonrise, available from Maiden Lane Press. The main character, Helen is a dietician, so food plays a prominent role! Here is a recipe — Helen’s Sweet or Savory Goat Cheese Tarts.

Helen’s Sweet or Savory Goat Cheese Tarts

(from chapter 10, Lady of the Night)

Preheat oven 425 degrees; lightly oil or spray cookie sheet.  Place a piecrust on barely-floured waxed paper (package refrigerated piecrust works well). With a pizza cutter, cut into 8 wedges but don’t separate at this point. Repeat with 2nd piecrust.

For sweet, spread each wedge of 1 piecrust with softened goat cheese, then clump small amounts of fig preserves over them. Separate wedges, then starting with wide end, roll each up, shape into crescents, and place on cookie sheet.  For savory, spread wedges with herbed goat cheese and sprinkle with chopped-up walnuts. Roll into crescents and place on cookie sheet.

Brush each wedge lightly with beaten egg yolk. (Don’t skip this step or they won’t brown well.)

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Best served hot. Great for breakfast with coffee or tea!

Happy eating!
Cassandra King

Moonrise_FrontCoverMOONRISE is a novel of dark secrets and second chances, New York Times’ bestselling author Cassandra King’s homage to the gothic classic Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

When Helen Honeycutt falls in love with a man who has recently lost his wife in a tragic accident, their sudden marriage creates a rift between her new husband and his friends, who resent her intrusion into their close circle. When the newlyweds join them for a summer at Moonrise, his late wife’s family home in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, it soon becomes clear that someone is trying to drive her away, in King’s literary homage to Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

About the Author:

CASSANDRA KING is the bestselling author of four previous novels, Making Waves, The Sunday Wife, The Same Sweet Girls and Queen of Broken Hearts, as well as numerous short stories, essays and articles. Moonrise, her fifth novel, is set in Highlands, North Carolina. A native of Lower Alabama, Cassandra resides in Beaufort, South Carolina, with her husband, Pat Conroy.

For those in or near the upstate of South Carolina, Cassandra will be featured at two events in the area:

18 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2013 7:41 am

    This recipe looks great! Definitely going to try it.
    I spent several summers in Highlands working at a camp that was housed at the High Hampton Inn. Such a gorgeous area. I think it would suit the gothic theme well.

  2. talesofwhimsy permalink
    September 13, 2013 9:35 am

    Sounds intriguing and that recipe sounds divine.

  3. September 13, 2013 12:21 pm

    I’m quite intrigued with this book and hope to read it soon! Oh my goodness, the recipe sounds wonderful.

  4. September 13, 2013 12:40 pm

    I love the idea of a modern take on Rebecca. I am adding this one to my TBR!

  5. September 13, 2013 2:37 pm

    This book sounds really wonderful, and the tart recipe sounds divine.

  6. Patty permalink
    September 13, 2013 3:31 pm

    I have this to read, too! Love the tart recipe!

  7. lab1990 permalink
    September 13, 2013 3:32 pm

    Love that food plays a big role. I’ve never read Rebecca, but this sounds pretty good.

    Lauren from

  8. September 13, 2013 6:41 pm

    I haven’t read Rebecca yet, but I’ve seen a few homages and retellings pop up lately. The book sounds like a good one.

  9. September 13, 2013 6:59 pm

    This is a new to me author! Glad to hear that you are a big fan.

  10. September 13, 2013 9:45 pm

    I just brought this book home from the library and am looking forward to reading it.

  11. September 13, 2013 11:35 pm

    those goat cheese tarts sound simply divine! and a re-telling of Rebecca?!? THis is definitely the season to enjoy it!

  12. Beth F permalink
    September 14, 2013 6:25 am

    I need to read Moonrise! I love the sound of those easy treats — perfect with coffee or a drink.

  13. September 14, 2013 9:57 am

    Count me in for the recipe as well!

  14. September 14, 2013 5:58 pm

    The book sounds interesting, but that recipe sounds really good. I’ve never tried goat cheese before though, I may give this a try!

  15. September 15, 2013 6:25 am

    Oh yum, that recipe! I must check out Cassandra King’s books, I haven’t read any. Oops 🙂

  16. bookingmama permalink
    September 16, 2013 10:01 am

    Sounds easy but delicious!

  17. September 17, 2013 10:47 pm

    I love when a reader must read everything a fave writes. Looks like I need to add her to my wish list.

  18. September 19, 2013 2:54 pm

    I’m giving away two copies of Moonrise on my blog, courtesy of AuthorsontheWeb.

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