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Moonrise

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  • Posted October 8, 2013

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    I loved the book. I had a hard time putting it down once I start

    I loved the book. I had a hard time putting it down once I started reading it. Although it is not a retelling, the author pays homage to Daphne duMaurier’s Rebecca in this modern gothic suspense novel. The story takes place in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the family home of the late wife of the main character’s husband. The house, Moonrise, was named for the stunning but now neglected nocturnal gardens. The haunting tale is told from the perspective of three of the characters: Helen, the new wife, Tansy, a longtime friend of Emmet and his late wife, and Willa, a local woman and housekeeper. Telling the story from three perspectives works well since it allows us to see Helen’s desperate efforts to fit in and be accepted by her husband’s friends as well as their view of her as an outsider who will never replace Emmet’s late wife Rosalyn. Willa brings a down-to- earth point of view as someone who is an observer but not quite part of the circle of friends since she works for them.

    Helen meets and marries Emmet Justice, a well-known television journalist, who has moved from Atlanta to Florida to recover from the death of his wife. After seeing pictures and hearing stories about the family home of Emmet’s late wife, Rosalyn, Helen convinces Emmet that they should spend the summer there just like he use to when Rosalyn was alive. Helen feels it will also give her a chance to get to know his oldest friends better since they will be spending the summer at their homes in the mountains as well. Within a short time of their arrival Helen begins to realize that something is not right. Someone does not want her there, even the house feels wrong. She also learns that the group of friends still have questions about what happened the night Rosalyn died. Helen tries to reach out to the group of friends but she is not sure who she should trust.

    Disclosure: I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

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    By: Cassandra King Published By: Maiden Lane Press Age Recomm



    By: Cassandra King
    Published By: Maiden Lane Press
    Age Recommended: Adult
    Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
    Rating: 4
    Review:

    "Moonrise" by Cassandra King was a "novel of dark secrets and second chances, New York Times’ bestselling author Cassandra King’s homage to the Gothic classic Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier." This author does a wonderful job in this complexed relationship 'of the south' bringing together such intriguing characters, with the protagonist, who had to faced so much after her marriage and especially with those new people in her life. Helen never knew that her journey to Highlands, North Carolina would present her into a new world of people. Will she be able to unlock all the secrets that surrounded her husband's 'old life?' I liked how the author used three narrators to produce a amazing story as the mysteries of it all unfolds to the reader. Now, this is where I say you must pick up "Moonrise" to see how it all comes out. I found it quite a amazing story that will keep you turning the pages until the end and still leaving you in awe. If you are looking for a good fiction with a compelling story you have come to the right place because this author.... Cassandra Kings brings it all to you.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2014

    Leafstar

    First tell me what type you wiuld like. (Wind, fire, and ice are your choices)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2014

    Tigerflight

    Raced in. "Leafstar?" She calls. "How do I get the powers?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    To get a pink ipad

    Kiss the back of your hand tree times then post this in tree other books and look under your pillow

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  • Posted May 2, 2014

    No Surprises

    I loved SUNDAY WIFE, and I expected a lot of MOONRISE; unfortunately, I was disappointed. It was an enjoyable read, but the constant allusions to the story of Jane Eyre were both familiar and annoying. The plot twists were fairly unimaginative, but I liked the setting and the way it influenced the action. The characters were stereotypes, and it was hard for me to care about insipid Rosalyn. Having several narrators did at least make the prose a little more interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Nn Sunday Wife rates #1with me

    Don't get me wrong.Moonrise was a very close second.I am really diggin'King's books.Talkin' about bringing the characters to life!I keep saying this is the last King book for awhile.Someone help me.I'm adiccted and I'm so behind on my house work! My husband can't complain This NOOK was my Christmas present from him! Enjoy Moonrise It's well worth your time and money. Granny B.

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  • Posted January 23, 2014

    Recommended, I love all her books.

    This book should be a very good read for anyone, if your a Cassandra King fan and if you don't know her, you must read her books.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

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    A bit slow in the beginning but like any good story it drew me in and then I couldnt put it down. Well done.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    Misty

    Waits for Night.

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  • Posted October 5, 2013

    A group of friends gather for the summer in an attempt to get ov

    A group of friends gather for the summer in an attempt to get over one who has passed and also to get to know the new edition; however, all are not as willing as they claim to move on as they state.

    The characters are so well written, I found myself hating a couple of them. However, the characters are complex and do develop throughout the story.

    An enchanting and vivid narrative is woven through multiple points of view which shift fairly seamlessly. Hints of the afterlife intruding on this reality may or may not be actual fact but are intriguingly told, primarily from Helen's point of view.

    Overall, an interesting read.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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