By Way of the Moonlight

Happy Thursday, friends!

Thank you to Bethany House Fiction for my copy of By Way of Moonlight in exchange for an honest review.

Told in dual timelines, the book follows Nana Dale who grew up on a huge horse ranch in Atlanta. During WW2, she helps keep the coastal areas of GA and SC alert from German U-boat attacks. This history was so interesting to read about and not something I was aware of! Dale’s story and her tragedy shapes her life. Her granddaughter, Allie, inherits her love of horses and wants to turn the ranch into an equine therapeutic center. But when Nana Dale dies, Allie is shocked to learn she doesn’t inherit the farm as Nana Dale promised. Allie must, literally, dig up the past to find out how to preserve her dream.

I looove historical fiction and horses (can someone buy me a horse ranch please?) so I was excited to #buddyread this with Maria
Unfortunately I just didn’t like it. Allie and Dale were both irritable characters throughout and while they had lots of gumption I just wasn’t on board. The book itself was very detailed and very slow- I’m glad I was buddy reading to keep me going. At almost halfway through, not much action had happened but Maria and I pushed through to figure out all the mysteries.

This book ends in March 2020 as the COVID-19 is emerging. This was my first book that mentioned the pandemic. Have you read any lately? I’m sure we will be seeing more and more in the years to come.

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