Summer Moon

Summer Moon

by Jill Marie Landis
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Summer Moon 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
KathyS33 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!!
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The snow lightens up
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I loved reed, katie, danniel and all the characters in this story. It is a beautiful love story.
kronan1 More than 1 year ago
Not the most original premise but done extremely well............................................................................... Yet again the mail order bride arrives to find out that the groom had not sent for a wife---nor does he want one. The characters are detailed . The story plot takes some twists and turns. Very well done.
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IT REALLY PULLS ON THE HEARTSTRINGS. THE ENDING IS WONDERFUL. I LIKE ENDINGS WERE THE READER GETS A GLIMPSE OF WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE STORY
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It was an amazing read. I can't tell you how amazing it was. *sigh* Seriously, it isn't cliche although it is a mail-order bride book but it's heart grasping. xD I love this kind of books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I have read from this author, but it certainly won't be the last. I was touched time and time again by the depth of emotion shown by the characters in the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The setting is the coast of Maine. The year is 1869, and Kate Whittington is a twenty-nine year old spinster teaching at the Catholic orphanage where she was left by her mother at the tender age of nine. One of the sisters tells Kate that their orphanage is to close and relocate to Minnesota. Because her mother was a prostitute, Kate has difficulty finding another place to live, not to mention a place to work.

She discovers an advertisement in a newspaper where a Texas rancher is looking for a wife. She begins corresponding with the rancher and becomes enthralled with him after reading his letters. Kate and Reed Barton are married by proxy, and she travels to Texas to be with him.

Upon her arrival in Texas, Kate discovers that Reed has been wounded when on a mission as a Texas Ranger. She nurses him back to health, only to discover that he neither wrote those letters to her nor wanted her as a wife.

Though she is devestated, Kate agrees to stay on as Reed's housekeeper and care for his eight-year old son Daniel. This proves difficult as Daniel has recently been found after having been captured by the Comanches five years ago.

Reed is shaken by his attraction to Kate as he has sworn off love thinking it an unnecessary emotion. His marriage to his first wife was difficult at best, and he is consumed with guilt concerning the manner in which she died.

SUMMER MOON is an incredibly touching story that gives you an eyewitness view into the heart of the hero and heroine. Kate is such a remarkable woman, gifted with the ability to love though constantly faced with rejection, first from her mother and later from Reed. She is such a likeable heroine that one finds oneself crying with her as she faces heartache. Though damaged by his father's betrayal and the strained relationship with his first wife, Reed is strengthened by Kate's unconditional love enabling him to overcome the demons of his past. This is a truly superb novel, one that leads you on an emotional rollercoaster ride that will not soon be forgotten.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Summer Moon is a wonderful, emotional love story. Her characters were so real I couldn't bear to see the story end; I felt as if I had made new friends and I hated to see them go. For anyone who loved the early historicals by LaVyrle Spencer...this is the book for you.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1851 Maine, Kate Whittington¿s mother, a prostitute, leaves her at an orphanage where she stays for the next eighteen years until the school closes. With no place to go, Kate reads an ad from a Texas rancher wanting a wife, so she corresponds with him. She and Reed Benton hit it off by mail, marry by proxy, and she heads to his ranch.

When Kate arrives at his ranch, she finds her father-in-law has just died. Her husband is recovering from a bullet he received during a Texas Ranger raid on a Comanche camp. His son Daniel behaves more like an Indian because that is where he has been raised for five years. Everything is a shocker to Kate, but she and Reed make love that night. The next day, Reed asks Kate who she is? Kate says they wed by proxy, but they conclude that his deceased father forged his signature. Reed keeps Kate as a temporary housekeeper to help him with Daniel, who wants to return to his tribe. She falls in love with the father and his son, but Reed refuses to acknowledge his love for Kate.

SUMMER MOON is an exciting Americana romance that stars strong realistic characters struggling to do the right thing especially for Daniel. The story line is interesting as the reader becomes very familiar with Kate, Reed, and Daniel, which in turn allows understanding of each one¿s motives. Award winning Jill Marie Landis shows why she is held in high esteem by sub-genre fans and who adore a strong mid-nineteenth century tale of love.

Harriet Klausner

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