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Friday, October 11, 2013

Review: Under a Blackberry Moon by Serena B. Miller


Under a Blackberry Moon by Serena B. Miller
Revell / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:
Which wilderness is more treacherous--the one she must cross to find her home . . . or the one she must traverse to find love?

Just a few days after she gave birth alone in the northwoods, a recently widowed young Chippewa woman stumbled into a nearby lumber camp in search of refuge from the winter snows. Come summer, it is clear that Moon Song cannot stay among the rough-and-tumble world of white lumbermen, and so the camp owner sends Skypilot, his most trusted friend, to accompany her on the long and treacherous journey back to her people.

But when tragedy strikes off the shore of Lake Superior, Moon Song and Skypilot must depend on each other for survival. With every step they take into the forbidding woods, they are drawn closer together, until it seems the unanswerable questions must be asked. Can she leave her culture to enter his? Can he leave his world to enter hers? Or will they simply walk away from a love that seems too complicated to last?

Get swept into a wild realm where beauty masks danger and only the truly courageous survive in a story that will grip your heart and your imagination.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

Under a Blackberry Moon is the fourth book by Serena B. Miller I've read and it was another book I ended up loving! For most of the first half, I felt like it was a four-star read, but once I got further into the story, wow, I had a hard time putting it down and absolutely loved the ending -- SO good!

The characters were good. It took a little bit for me to get connected to Skypilot and Moon Song, but in the end they are both my favorite characters from Under a Blackberry Moon. I loved how real their actions and thoughts felt. I also thought the romance story was very sweet and the way Skypilot pursued Moon Song was wonderful.

The history in Under a Blackberry Moon was fantastic and I learned some things I hadn't known. I also thought the Author's Note at the end was great. Another thing that I enjoyed was that Katie and her family (from The Measure of Katie Calloway) were mentioned and in this book quite a lot. I kind of wish Ingrid (from A Promise to Love) would have made an appearance, or at least been mentioned, but I understand why that didn't happen.

Overall, Under a Blackberry Moon was a unique and wonderful read. I enjoyed it more than I had initially thought I would. I recommend it to fans of historical fiction with some action and romance.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

Available October 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

2 comments:

  1. Sounds really interesting! I have will have to check out this author!

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    1. Thanks for commenting! I love Serena B. Miller's books! :)

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