Friday, October 11, 2013

Under a Blackberry Moon by Serena B Miller

First, I would like to thank Serena B. Miller and her publisher for providing me with a copy of "Under a Blackberry Moon" to review for them.  I appreciate the time and expense required to provide me with a reviewer copy of the book.

Moon Song and her nfant son, Ayasha, are returning to her Chippewa tribe.  With her friend Sky Pilot as a companion and protector, they embark on the treacherous journey that includes an ill-fated trip on Lake Superior.  Although this adventure leads to the discovery of true love, the real question is whether Moon Song or Sky Pilot will have to give up the life they love for the love they've only dreamed of or if they will allow true love to simply fade away.

I enjoy Serena B. Miller's writing, but "Under a Blackberry Moon" is not my favorite of Serena's novels.  The story is a good one - it kept me reading.  But the execution of the story left me flat at times.  Parts of the novel that should have had my pulse racing in fear struck me as not passionate enough.  The love story was a good one, but I don't know that I would have fought to keep these two together.  I suppose what I'm trying to say is that I wasn't deeply enough invested in the characters or their outcome.  I think part of the problem was that I had higher expectation of the early part of the story based on reading the synopsis on the back cover.

This does not mean that the book was unenjoyable.  "Under a Blackberry Moon" was a lively adventure with several surprises and twists that kept me turning the pages in spite of the issues I had with the book.  I would definitely recommend this book to my friends.

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