Book Review : Under a Blackberry Moon

I LOVED this book!!

Read this description…….

Which wilderness is more treacherous–the one she must cross to find her home . . . or the one she must traverse to find love?

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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.

Okay, so now you know a bit about why I requested this book, I was intrigued by the story line.  But, I fell in love with Moon Song and what she represents.  I loved learning some great history of American Indians in Michigan.  I found myself thinking about the story, the characters and this period in history– far after I finished the last page.

Moon Song is a strong woman who knows how to survive.  While stranded on the coast of Michigan with Skypilot and another survivor from their ship-wreck she is the one who ensures they survive.  Seeing the strength in this woman and her passion to serve others was inspiring.

Did I mention Skypilot?  What a great character for a book – a man who is not afraid to be a man, to stand up and defend, but also to accept help from Moon Song when his life is on the line.   I enjoyed watching his character grow, while grappling with his own past and figuring out his future.   Skypilot’s faith was the strongest element of his character.  Seeing him stand firm in who he is, and what he believes gave this story even more depth.

I highly recommend this sweet story, it is fast paced, you will be hesitant to put it down and you will enjoy how it ends.  I was sad to say goodbye to Moon Song and Skypilot!


For more information, please visit Under A Blackberry Moon

NOTE : I was offered a copy of Under a Blackberry Moon by Revell Publishers , in exchange for an honest review.

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