When the Moon Turns Blue, a review by Shelley

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Pamela Terry

Random House Publishing Group | Ballantine
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
320 Pages
Goodreads | Amazon

β€˜Once in a while the odd thing happens, once in a while the dream comes true, and the whole pattern of life is altered, once in a while the moon turns blue.’ – W.H. Auden

Last year I read and loved The Sweet Taste of Muscadines by Pamela Terry so when I saw this on NetGalley I had to read it. Ms. Terry does not disappoint with When the Moon Turns Blue. In fact, I loved this book even more. Southern fiction is one of my favourite genres. This book has everything I am looking for in a good story. There are racial tensions, a dead body and a couple of acts of vandalism all during a Georgia ice storm, what’s not to love!?

Pamela Terry is a wonderfully beautiful writer, her prose is like a warm hug on a cold day. Her words evoke emotions and there is a lot to get emotional about between these pages. She also writes amazing characters that you can’t help but love, or in some cases love to hate. I enjoyed the fact that the town of Wesleyan felt like a character as well. Terry hits hard and truly portrays what the United States has been going through since Donald J. Trump was elected president in 2016. The author managed to do this without getting too political or preachy. I was sad when the book ended and I had to say goodbye to the people of Wesleyan. All. The. Stars.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.

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