A 100-year-old leprechaun's curse stands between Conlan O'Hara Sloan and Aislin Ahearn in Kate Freiman's Lady Moonlight, a magical fantasy as gossamer as the Irish faeries who populate this sparkling tale.
Aislin herself asked the leprechaun Acorn Bittersweet to protect her and her beloved white mare, Luna, from Conlan's ancestor. But that protection has long-term consequences, and Aislin is given 100 years to find her true love or marry the leprechaun.
In the fullness of the moon, Aislin and Conlan are drawn together again and again over time, but while he ages from a 16-year-old to manhood, she lives agelessly in faery time. Conlan's deep-seated hatred of horses is part of the O'Hara curse, which dooms his family to loveless marriages and great wealth.
His rational mind tells him faeries and leprechauns and mysterious women who may become horses cannot exist. But in the magical land of Irish curses and folktales, anything is possible, and even Conlan begins to believe.
Freiman's pen is gifted with faery magic.