The Last of the Moon Girls | Barbara Davis
397 pages | Publication Date: August 1st 2020 | Lake Union Publishing
Happy pub day to this awesome book!
A 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.
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I received this title thanks to @suzyapprovedbooktours after catching my attention with its intriguing synopsis. I’m not normally a huge fantasy fan, but I loved how this book took Lizzy and her family’s powers and wrapped them around the details of the story. Her personal growth as a character was so relatable and well-written, from leaving the legacy she never wanted to pursue her dreams to being determined to clear her grandmother’s name no matter what the town she grew up in thinks.
While this book was nearly 400 pages, I thought how Davis wrote it made it an immersive read that I wanted to devour – the details of the characters, and the words left behind by Lizzy’s grandmother who raised her, Althea, really captured my attention and kept the story moving.
What’s not to love about a book that keeps you entertained with family drama, a little bit of romance and interesting characters? Pick up The Last of the Moon Girls today!