Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Book Review: Catching Moondrops
Catching Moondrops, by Award Winning Author, Jennifer Erin Valent is a book that will leave you with questions as well as hope. This is a book about love, hate, and acceptance, and one you will not soon forget.
Jessilyn Lassiter wants nothing more than for her lifelong friend, Luke to finally notice her, she is 19 and full of dreams for her future. This is the year 1938 and Jessilyn just happens to live in the deep south, as well as with her friend, a colored girl, add to the mix an active Klan just waiting to make an impression and you have a story full of turmoil and tension.
Just as Jessilyn's romance blooms, her friend, Gemma falls in love with the new town Dr., not any Dr. but a colored Dr. when the first white towns person accepts care from the new Dr. things begin to erupt, and Jessilyn finds herself smack in the middle of a whole lot of mess, hate and it all comes to a head when she finds a good friend lynched. Will Jessilyn's anger turn those who love her most away, or will she come to terms with God and find peace in her heart just when it matters most?
This book kept me on my toes, turning pages as quickly as I could. This book teaches that we can conquer our past if we're willing and keep our hearts open, I strongly recommend this book, not only is it a great read but it tells of a part of History that we often would rather not learn about.
*Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers, I received a complimentary ARC of this book for review, my opinion and thoughts are solely my own.
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