Review of Moonlight on the Nantahala by Patricia Blackmon

Review: Moonlight on the Nantahala by Micheal Rivers

My Thoughts:
It takes Edward a while to get to sleep at night and a long time to get his body to co-operate with itself to get out of bed in the mornings. With help of a cane and his live-in companion/caregiver Betty, he manages to get through his daily activities. One of his favorite activities is walking to the home by the river he and his late wife, Celia had shared. There he will sit under his tree and think back on the happy life he had shared with his wife. She visits him sometimes and talks with him but he is not allowed to see her. Then he started seeing a young woman sitting by the river at the same spot his wife use to like to sit. Her name was Lena and Edward could tell she had troubles. After some time of just seeing each other in passing Lena decided to stop and say hello to Edward. He and Celia had never had children. Lena reminded him of the child he a Lena never had. He wanted to help her with what ever was torturing her soul. So they met and talked for long hours at a time. He telling her of his life and her telling him of hers.

This is a sweet but sad story. It made me laugh and cry. The author brought these two people from, totally different worlds, together at a time in their lives when they needed someone to share their secrets and their pain. But is it really what it appears to be? I feel in love with the character Edward he reminded me of my grandfather. It is surprising how sharp some minds can be when the person is in their 90s. The author created a beautiful story of Edward. As the author said, in the autumn of his life.


I highly recommend this book.

I rate this book a 5 out of 5

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