Saturday, January 16, 2021

Book Review: Blue Moon by Jenny Knipfer

About the Book:


The year is 1885 and unwed Vanessa Gulet must surrender her newborn son to her married twin sister, Valerie, to raise. A seed of bitterness grows in Vanessa. When the opportunity arises for her to have what she's always wanted, Vanessa takes it despite the consequences to her family, getting more than she bargained for.

Meanwhile, Valerie, overcome with loss and grief, faces a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Will she and her husband, Felix, forge through their trials together, or will these upsets cause them to drift apart?

Will Vanessa and Valerie remain at odds, or will they allow the power of forgiveness to heal their strained relationship?

Love seems to bloom in the most unlikely of places in Webaashi Bay for an old friend of Jenay's and a woman who owns the local dress shop. A parallel tale of love, forgiveness, and reuniting lost things is spun by a local author adding another dimension to the tale of the Gulet twins and their saga.

My Thoughts: 

Blue Moon by Jenny Knipfer stands as the second novel in the By the Light of the Moon series. I highly recommend reading Ruby Moon first as the setting and characters from the first novel carry through in this story. Having read Ruby Moon, I knew to expect Blue Moon to be filled with multiple character POV’s. The story and the characters are complicated. While Vanessa and her relationships take center stage, other characters received plenty of page time. I confess that I did not like Vanessa right away. Her actions were questionable, especially in the beginning. However, I came to understand her and her situation more as the deep hurt she struggled with was exposed.

I recommend Blue Moon to readers who enjoyed Ruby Moon and want to continue with the series.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the author or publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.

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