Thursday, February 5, 2015

Halfa Moon by Joan Bannan (link to the CWA)

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: AbbottPress (October 24, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1458211851
  • ISBN-13: 978-1458211859
  • Purchase at Amazon
Meg Randallman is just four years old when her six-year-old sister Laura dies and her mother, Norma, kidnaps Meg and her brother, Ray. Meg often wonders how different her personality might have been had she not experienced the brutal shock and grief of Laura's death during her formative years.

My Impressions: 
 I am not sure what I was expecting with this book, but I ended up being pleasantly surprised. I was pulled into the cover that has this romantic, mysterious, inviting feel to it that made me want to read this book What I was not expecting was the espionage plot! I adored the story. Meg is a strong character that is a survivor. She has been through hell and back and yet manages to remain grounded and keep her wits about her.

This is a great book for those who want some James Bond type of material wrapped inside a heart warming story of perseverance. A simple, intriguing book that is easy to recommend.

About the Author:
Joan Bannan is a native Californian, who still lives in Northern California. She was born Joan Freiburghouse in Modesto. Then when she turned eighteen, she became Joan Mangini for the next twenty-four years. When she wrote her first book she changed her last name to Bannan -- her grandmother's maiden name. She thought her mother's maiden name was too boring and that Freiburghouse would not fit on book covers.

Joan is a Christian. Her faith influences her writing, but she does not consider herself an evangelist nor does she feel called to explain her faith to her readers. However, her faith greatly influences her characters and the theme of each novel. She says, "I can't help it. I believe the world that is not seen is the real world. I allow my characters to be aided by divine intervention that is considered coincidence in the visible world. Christian friends call this type of coincidence, "a God thing.'"

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