Light of the Moon

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 29, 2008 - Fiction - 386 pages
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New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice transports readers across the sea in this moving, magical tale of a lonely woman with a promise to keep. Set in a landscape of stunning natural beauty, Light of the Moon is a chronicle of mothers and daughters, friendship and family, and an electrifying love that illuminates a path through heartbreak and loss…and will shine in your memory long after the final page.

Spurred by her mother’s dying wish, Susannah Connolly has traveled from her lifelong home on the Connecticut shoreline to the fabled French Camargue, to see its famous white horses and find a mysterious saint linked to her family’s history. An accomplished anthropologist, Susannah has always been confident of her ability to navigate anywhere on the globe. But in the wake of a failed love affair and grieving the loss of her mother, she is adrift and uncertain, seeking only time alone to dig deeply into the personal archaeology of her own life.

American-born Grey Dempsey had come to the Camargue as a journalist, fell in love with a celebrated Romany rider, and suffered a devastating loss of his own. Now he operates a ranch as he struggles to raise his spirited but troubled young daughter who, after a terrible night years ago, fears the horses she once loved.

Within their bittersweet private orbit, in the midst of the endless silvered marshlands, Susannah Connolly will find a part of herself she hadn’t known she had lost. And here she will find herself embraced by a circle of strong and passionate women bound together by their abiding faith in the legendary slave-saint Susannah seeks and in the miracles she is said to still perform for those who believe. Yet old secrets swirl within the fog-shrouded landscape, betrayals that may be beyond the power of any saint, or supplicant, to repair.

Singular, lyrical, Light of the Moon is Luanne Rice at her most spell-binding, as she explores—as only she can—how sometimes to find your way home you must travel far away.


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User Review  - nancynova - LibraryThing

from abxc; Anthropologist Susannah travels to the fabled French Carmargue after the death of her mother, to see the saint that is responsible for her birth, and the fabled marshes and white horses ... Read full review

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User Review  - diananagy - LibraryThing

Didn't realize how much I would like this book because these types of books are generally not my kind but since this is the first time I have ever read a book by Luanne Rice, I decided to give her a chance and guess what? This was a really great book! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
25
Section 4
40
Section 5
59
Section 6
71
Section 7
83
Section 8
95
Section 17
236
Section 18
245
Section 19
253
Section 20
264
Section 21
276
Section 22
290
Section 23
306
Section 24
323

Section 9
106
Section 10
127
Section 11
145
Section 12
160
Section 13
179
Section 14
189
Section 15
199
Section 16
216
Section 25
333
Section 26
344
Section 27
354
Section 28
364
Section 29
374
Section 30
383
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About the author (2008)

Luanne Rice is the author of twenty-five novels, most recently Light of the Moon, What Matters Most, The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, Summer of Roses, Summer’s Child, Silver Bells, and Beach Girls. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut.


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