Review: She Walks in Moonlight by Jennifer Silverwood

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☆☆➹⁀☆5 stars☆➹⁀☆☆

 

What it’s about:

Globetrotter, Danica Pavlova spends her days scouring old folktales and her nights trying to forget her life is anything but a fairy tale. Ten years ago, she ran away from her best friend the night after causing his crippling accident, convinced Adam King was better off not loving her. But when her brother is diagnosed with leukemia, she resolves to come home to care for the family she abandoned and face the love she never forgot. Will she find forgiveness for the mistakes of her past, or can there be a second chance for a woman who walks in moonlight?

Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes’ “Me Before You” and John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars”, She Walks in Moonlight explores both redemption and romance in the face of tragedy.

*Warning-Contains Adult Situations & Some Language*

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Guest Reviewer Frannie’s Thoughts:

She Walks in Moonlight is a heartfelt story about a woman, Danica Pavlova, who runs away from a small town in the US to explore her roots and her homeland of Russia. In her travels she starts to lose herself, and when her big brother Peter calls her to ask her to come home and help with his children because he has leukemia, she decides to go home and address her demons. The demons are many: a mother who abandoned her as a child, a father who died while she was still young, the shame of forcing her older brother to raise her, and finally guilt surrounding a horrible accident that left her best friend and true love with the possibility of being crippled for life.  

It was not easy to return to her small town, where jealous stories and tall tales have sculpted the community perception of her reality and existence.  Even if it isn’t true, skeletons lurk behind so many faces and contempt for her seethes and sputters off many of the now young women’s tongues. The boy of her dreams, her best friend Adam King, is now a man and has suffered many of his own nightmares over the past 10 years that they have been apart. How will they be able to bridge the gap of hatred coupled with love and longing?  

All of the characters are complicated, and as you get to know them, they become believable and sculpt themselves in your mind into people you would encounter in a small town or community.  Silverwood brings them to life and allows the reader to see many sides of these people as they all grow together to accept the challenge of Danica’s brother’s fate and finding a way to forge the paths of their own lives.  Will they find forgiveness for the mistakes of their past?  What will Danica and Adam’s fate be?  

This story captured my heart and brought home a harsh realization about the importance of health, forgiveness and love. I think it will capture your heart too.    

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