Saturday, April 23, 2022

Book Review: A Piece of the Moon by Chris Fabry

About the Book: 

An inspiring southern fiction story from the bestselling author of War Room.

When eccentric millionaire Gideon Quidley receives a divine revelation to hide his earthly treasure somewhere in the hills, he sets out to find a fitting hiding spot, choosing only a few Bible verses as clues leading to untold riches of gold, silver, cash . . . and one very unexpected—and very costly—item.

Treasure hunters descend upon the hills of West Virginia, including those surrounding the small town of Emmaus, where TD Lovett and Waite Evers provide the latest updates and the beating heart of the community on radio station Country 16. Neither man is much interested in a wild-goose chase for Quidley’s treasure, though. Waite is busy keeping the station afloat and caring for the bruised souls who have landed there. Meanwhile, TD’s more intent on winning over local junkyard owner Pidge Bledsoe, who has taken in a shy, wounded boy to raise.

But after an estranged friend goes missing searching for the treasure, TD is unexpectedly drawn into the hunt. As TD joins the race to find Quidley’s wealth, he discovers where his own real treasure lies, and he begins to suspect there’s a hidden piece to Gideon Quidley’s treasure that no one could’ve expected.

Read an excerpt from A Piece of the Moon on the publisher's website.

My Thoughts:

I finished A Piece of the Moon by Chris Fabry with a grin on my face. This historical fiction novel felt refreshing and unique, a different flavor of Christian fiction than what I normally read. While the story had serious situations, the humor, the treasure hunt, and the 80’s country radio added fun. I enjoyed references to the old country songs and observing how broadcast radio operated back then.

A Piece of the Moon hosts a large cast of characters and most everyone had a troubled past. Each one felt human and unique. I think Waite was my favorite, but I also loved The Kid’s part of the story. As the characters interact and grow, spiritual truths are discovered. I appreciated the recurring theme about God sending the good harvest when we stop straining or trying to do things our own way.

I read A Piece of the Moon by Chris Fabry with my local book club, and we had plenty to discuss. I enjoyed most everything about this book and plan to read more of Fabry’s fiction novels. Readers who have an affinity for early 80s country music, small-town culture, or just enjoy a good treasure hunt will likely appreciate this novel. 4.5 Stars.

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.

1 comment:

  1. That cover is so good, and I love the premise of the story, so unique. Glad you enjoyed this one, Jolene!