What a beautiful, unexpected, ‘overflowing’ book this was! What do I mean by overflowing? Well, there was just so much story, emotion, and ‘living’ held within the pages of this story, that it truly seems to overflow with it all – in the best way possible…. “By Way of the Moonlight” was written by the amazingly talented Elizabeth Musser and published by Bethany House. It is the second book I’ve read by this author, and it cements my opinion that she is unparalleled in her craft as a writer of emotional, multi-layered fiction that is not afraid to dive deep into the longings of the human soul.
“By Way of the Moonlight” is a dual-time story that divides, then draws together, two generations of women who share so much in common – perhaps too much, at times. Bringing to life some little-known aspects of WWII, and highlighting the world of horse showmanship and equine therapy, this novel holds so much story I don’t even know how to begin describing it in a paragraph or two…. Perhaps I should simply say, it is a romance, a mystery, an adventure, and a coming-of-age drama, plus so much more all rolled into one emotional and unforgettable journey.
If you enjoy sweeping, historical stories that will take your breath away with the sheer, meaningful ‘life’ held within the pages, I highly recommend “By Way of the Moonlight”. It is not all beauty and delight – quite the contrary, for our characters are put through more than their fair share of trials and pain… but in the end? It is a reminder: Hope is always there, glimmering like diamonds, waiting for us to realize and accept them for the gift they are.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”