WATER ON THE MOON: A Novel ~Jean P. Moore
Imagine you are enjoying a morning of relaxing in bed for a bit longer, the twins even have the day off from high school and you all can just remain cozy between the covers. You begin to hear the sound of an approaching airplane and then realize the plane is in trouble and heading toward your house. Racing to gather everyone together you bundle all including the dog into a room protected by the stairs and then the plane crashes right into the house. Now in shock you and the girls wait for the neighbors to find you and dig you out of the wreckage. So begins a story of major life changes and path finding for 3 women and their family friend, who provides them shelter and encourages the future.
The author and TLC Book Tours sent me a paperback copy of this book for review. WATER ON THE MOON is already receiving awards and it is a wonderful read. The story line is believable and the trip through the past is revealing and connecting. The secrets are all the way back to Lord Byron and his words and life.
Lidia has a great many things going on in her life right now. She is three years divorced and her ex has married another man. The twins have not forgiven their father and Lidia is still angry about the whole experience. Then she lost her job at a time where there were no openings and she was living off her savings and now this! An airplane has crashed into the home built by her Grandfather and destroyed all of their things. They are down to the bare bones and living with an elderly friend and a newspaper reporter suggests that Lidia is related to the pilot who died in the crash. It is taking all her energy to get off the couch and progress into her future and keep the girls on target for school and college.
The story has an interesting premise that creates a mystery to be figured out and explained. The story unfolds gently and it is almost like Lidia, we have to get off the couch of confusion and suffering and one-step at a time find the answers and the future. Lidia must first overcome her fear of diving deeply into this experience, feel the feelings and discover the relief of answers.
I enjoyed reading WATER ON THE MOON very much and although I would not want a plane to crash on me, I am aware that we all need to feel the feelings, figure out our mystery in life and step by step move forward with our lives. It is a good curl up and enjoy a good afternoon read, maybe while still under the covers being cozy!
From the book cover about Jean Moore:
Jean P. Moore began her professional life as an English teacher, later becoming a telecommunications executive. She and her husband, Steve, and Sly, their black Lab, divide their time between Greenwich, Connecticut and the Berkshires in Massachusetts, where Jean teaches yoga in the summers. Jean’s work has appeared in literary journals newspapers, and magazines. WATER ON THE MOON is her first novel.”