Monday, August 18, 2008

Losing the Moon by Patti Callahan Henry

This was the author’s first book, but you’d never know it. She did a fantastic job!

Amy Reynolds has been happily married for the last 25 years. But, before that, she’d been head-over-heels in love with her college sweetheart, Nick Lowry. When Nick went off to Costa Rica for a school project, Amy expected him to come back, and for them to be together forever. Things didn’t turn out like she’d hoped.

Fast forward to the present time, where Amy’s son is dating none other than Nick’s daughter! Seeing Nick again throws Amy into a tailspin — questions abound. Nick is similarly affected. The two must discover what it is that went wrong in the past, and where they’re meant to be now.

I couldn’t put this book down. It was very moving. Hard to read, as it too closely reflected some things from my own past, but still a very good read. Very highly recommended! (Warning: there was some coarse-language throughout, but I was able to overlook it in favor of the great story).

Rated: B+

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