Light of the Moon

Light of the Moon

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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
Feeling adrift in the wake of her mother's death and a failed love affair, anthropologist Susannah Connolly leaves Connecticut to travel to the French Camargue to see its fabled white horses and to investigate a saint linked to her family's history, but her life is changed forever by an encounter in the marshes with a lonely man and his wounded daughter. 200,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Feeling adrift in the wake of her mother's death, anthropologist Susannah Connolly travels to the French Camargue to investigate a saint linked to her family's history, but her life is changed by an encounter with a lonely man and his wounded daughter.
Fulfilling her mother's dying wish, anthropologist Susannah Connolly travels from her lifelong home on the Connecticut shoreline to the fabled French Camargue, to see its famous white horses, find a mysterious saint linked to her family's history, and fall in love with an American journalist-rancher with a spirited but troubled daughter.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books/Bantam Dell, c2008
ISBN: 9780553805116
Branch Call Number: FIC Rice
Characteristics: 386 p.

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JCLMelodyMK Oct 26, 2017

Susannah, grieving for her mother that died six months ago goes on a cathartic journey. While there she plans on seeing the indigenous white horses of Camargue in Southern France. Susannah and her mother had planned the trip before she became ill. While in France Susannah meets Grey a ranch owner in Camargue with a daughter and they make a connection.
A bit of Romance, mystery and tragedy all with beautiful white horses in a beautiful setting.
A nice read.

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VentdeVie
Jun 20, 2014

Great tale of romance and sensitivity. It takes place in the south of France, the story gives a glimpse on Gypsy culture and heritage. Beautiful escape!

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Cabby
Jan 03, 2009

Recommended by Costco.

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