Wednesday, September 3, 2014

To See the Moon Again + Giveaway

The first step to letting go of the past is forgiving it… Every day of her life Julia Rich lives with the memory of a horrible accident she caused long ago. In the years since, she has tried to hide her guilt in the quiet routine of teaching at a small South Carolina college, avoiding close relationships with family and would-be friends. But one day a phone call from Carmen, a niece she has never met, disrupts her carefully controlled world.

Carmen is a study in contrasts—comical yet wise, sunny yet contemplative, soft yet assertive. As she sets about gently drawing Julia from her self-imposed solitude into a place of hope, she also seeks her own peace for past mistakes.

Together, the two women embark on a journey that takes Julia far from the familiar comfort of home and gives Carmen the courage to open her heart. Together, their sightseeing trip turns into a discovery of truth, grace, redemption, and, finally, love…

My Review

I started reading this book and thought this was going to be another bummer book. In fact, I was ready to put it down until the arrival of Jeremiah's daughter, Carmen. Julia and her brother, Jeremiah became estranged. So Julia does not know anything about Carmen. In fact, she did not want her to come but she did not have much of a choice when Carmen appears on her doorstep. Her brother is dead and so his Carmen's mother. I instantly liked Carmen. Her flighty attitude and out look on life was refreshing. She helped Julia loosen up and become no so boring. They both grew and were like the yin and yang to each other. The bond they formed while together was nice. Because of this good bond, it made reading the rest of this book a breeze.


I have 1 copy to giveaway. US only. Leave a comment with email address. Winner picked September 13

3 comments:

traveler said...

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traveler said...

I am captivated with this book and your wonderful review. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

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