Happy Book Birthday To Barbara Davis on Her Newest Release

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DACDB1C0-849D-4554-9257-58908286478EA novel of secrets, memory, family, and forgiveness by the bestselling author of When Never Comes.

Lizzy Moon never wanted Moon Girl Farm. Eight years ago, she left the land that nine generations of gifted healers had tended, determined to distance herself from the whispers about her family’s strange legacy. But when her beloved grandmother Althea dies, Lizzy must return and face the tragedy still hanging over the farm’s withered lavender fields: the unsolved murders of two young girls, and the cruel accusations that followed Althea to her grave.

Lizzy wants nothing more than to sell the farm and return to her life in New York, until she discovers a journal Althea left for her—a Book of Remembrances meant to help Lizzy embrace her own special gifts. When she reconnects with Andrew Greyson, one of the few in town who believed in Althea’s innocence, she resolves to clear her grandmother’s name.

But to do so, she’ll have to decide if she can accept her legacy and whether to follow in the footsteps of all the Moon women who came before her.

Praise for The Last of the Moon Girls

“The Last of the Moon Girls is an enchanting tale of letting go and finding forgiveness. A five-star must read.”- Bee Lee Crosby, bestselling author of Emily Gone

“Woven through the compelling mystery and suspense that keep the pages of The Last of the Moon Girls turning is a story of a powerful family legacy and the discovery of the best kind of magic—that of embracing our own gifts and finding our place in the world. A glorious, shimmering read that resonated in my soul long after I finished reading.”- Kerry Anne King, bestselling author of Everything You Are

“The Last of the Moon Girls is reminiscent of two of my all-time favorites, Sarah Addison Allen’s Garden Spells Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic, because it’s witchy, full of plant magic, and painfully human.”- Kristen Fields, bestselling author of Lily in the Light

“The Last of the Moon Girls is a fantastic blend of mystery and magic, with the perfect dash of romance… a story of family and forgiveness and what it truly means to come home. From the first page to the last, I was riveted by the fascinating, heartbreaking story of the many generations of Moon girls – and, like all the best novels, I was sad when I turned the last page.”- Jane Healey, bestselling author of The Beantown Girls

“Davis uses a fine brush to draw complex, colorful characters, including a fiercely independent protagonist whose greatest obstacle is her own self-limiting beliefs. Stepped in equal parts magical realism and beguiling mystery, The Last of the Moon Girls is a captivating story that will leave you under its luminous spell long after you turn the last page.”- Eldonna Edwards, award winning author of This I Know and Clover Blue

A novel of secrets, memory, family, and forgiveness by the bestselling author of When Never Comes.

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Praise for The Last of the Moon Girls

“The Last of the Moon Girls is an enchanting tale of letting go and finding forgiveness. A five-star must read.”- Bee Lee Crosby, bestselling author of Emily Gone

“Woven through the compelling mystery and suspense that keep the pages of The Last of the Moon Girls turning is a story of a powerful family legacy and the discovery of the best kind of magic—that of embracing our own gifts and finding our place in the world. A glorious, shimmering read that resonated in my soul long after I finished reading.”- Kerry Anne King, bestselling author of Everything You Are

“The Last of the Moon Girls is reminiscent of two of my all-time favorites, Sarah Addison Allen’s Garden Spells Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic, because it’s witchy, full of plant magic, and painfully human.”- Kristen Fields, bestselling author of Lily in the Light

“The Last of the Moon Girls is a fantastic blend of mystery and magic, with the perfect dash of romance… a story of family and forgiveness and what it truly means to come home. From the first page to the last, I was riveted by the fascinating, heartbreaking story of the many generations of Moon girls – and, like all the best novels, I was sad when I turned the last page.”- Jane Healey, bestselling author of The Beantown Girls

“Davis uses a fine brush to draw complex, colorful characters, including a fiercely independent protagonist whose greatest obstacle is her own self-limiting beliefs. Stepped in equal parts magical realism and beguiling mystery, The Last of the Moon Girls is a captivating story that will leave you under its luminous spell long after you turn the last page.”- Eldonna Edwards, award winning author of This I Know and Clover Blue

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This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

All included quotes have been taken from an ARC and may not match the finished publication.

A treasure of a book, of a delightful farm and a family’s legacy of customs, that expands generations of woman healers.

Lizzy Moon, “Elizabeth” has turned her back on everything her grandmother had lived, taught and believed in. Living far away from Salem Creek is where the family’s Moon Girl Farm is located. Lizzy left Moon Girl Farm nearly a decade ago to create a normal life in New York City. She stripped away signs of the the young girl who’d run barefoot through her grandmother’s herbal and flower fields.

When an unexpected letter along with a journal arrives, with it comes news of her of her grandmothers Althea, recent death.

“There are no goodbyes, my Lizzy, only turnings of a circle. Until then..”

Faced with returning to her ancestral farm, and with her past rising up before her. She would have to definitely go there to box up the rest of the remaining journals, that belonged to every other family Moon girls.

Arriving she finds the farm in ruin and the lush lavender fields in decline.

Along with the terrible deaths of the Gilman girls, eight years ago, their deaths still overshadowed the small town. A town that had always cast a suspicious light on any Moons, Althea was still held to blame for that horrific crime.

While going through some of the passages in her grandmothers journals some key information comes to light. Lizzy seeks out to clear her grandmothers name. There is one childhood friend and neighbor, Andrew who hasn’t forgotten about Lizzy.

He offers to help Lizzy gather clues to the mystery of events of the girls deaths.

But the the murder doesn’t want the evidence to turn away from Althea, who was blamed without evidence all the way up to her death.

Rich in subtle magic, The Last Of The Moon Girls will captivate and the mystery will keep you flipping those pages long past bedtime.The writing was excellent,the pace was perfect and the plot flowed seamlessly.

The book is about grace while Lizzy will explore her own redemption and forgiveness. She will ultimately have to take the next step and decide to accept her legacy and whether to follow in the footsteps of all the Moon women who came before her.

There is also a budding romance that adds something special for the reader. It was depicted wonderfully. The mystery is written perfectly and I enjoyed how everything came together in the end.

I absolutely loved the herb lore and the magical realism that is woven into the storyline. The book captivated me and left me feeling better for having read it.

 

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙇𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙊𝙛 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙈𝙤𝙤𝙣 𝙂𝙞𝙧𝙡𝙨

𝙗𝙮 𝘽𝙖𝙧𝙗𝙖𝙧𝙖 𝘿𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙨

Author of The Secrets She Carried, The Wishing Tide, Summer at Hideaway Key, Love, Alice. (Penguin/Berkley) When Never Comes (Lake Union) Coming in June 2020, The Last of the Moon Girls (Lake Union)

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