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"For those of us who have followed Robert Rosenstone's writing career, Red Star, Crescent Moon hits a new peak: a novel with deep historical roots that is also filled with action, romance, and intricate plotting."
?Louis Breger, author, Freud: Darkness in the Midst of Light
"Red Star, Crescent Moon: is not just about the kaleidoscope of history and politics and pop culture: it's about what being human means in the face of terror."
?Leslie Brody, author Red Star Sister
"Like all great love stories, Red Star, Crescent Moon takes place at the dangerous intersection of passion and all that threatens to destroy it."
?James Goodman, author Stories of Scottsboro
Posted February 17, 2011
Neither Benjamin nor Aisha went to Spain to look for love. Benjamin was there seeing his academic thesis being made into a Hollywood film, starring that handsome super star TJ. Aisha was showing her independent film, one that showed the real Afghanistan in ways that would undoubtedly anger a lot of people. So much so that her life could well be in danger.
But, when Benjamin and Aisha met, two levels of interaction took place. On the surface, logic took full control. Conversations were respectful but the reality of their differences made any real connection impossible. Somewhere deep within though there was instant knowing and feeling of trust that could not be denied.
Red Star, Crescent Moon is a love story. I say a love story because this isn't a traditional romance novel. Instead, realistic people complete with baggage are presented. The connection between the characters is instant but cultural differences and past hurts cloud the possibilities. The depth of these complexities is made all the more obvious in the very different accounts that both Benjamin and Aisha share their separate accounts of their courtship. As in life, these accounts tend to be quite dissimilar.