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(By the Light of the Moon #3)
By Jenny Knipfer
Christian Historical Fiction
Paperback & ebook, 411 Pages
June 30, 2020
A tale of courage and hope in the darkest of times…
Silver Moon, the third book in the series: By the Light of the Moon, paints a stunning and poignant picture of life on the home front in Webaashi Bay, Ontario, and of three men who are a part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during WWI.
Shamed into joining the war, the tide turns for Luis Wilson when he is steered into the depths of espionage. Injured and presumed missing, will he lose his heart to the very woman who presented him with a white feather?
Oshki and Jimmy offer a grim perspective on life in the trenches. They despair of ever returning home to the women who hold their hearts.
Meanwhile, Lily fights for the cause in her own way and rallies the female troops at home as prejudices run high and the local cafe owner is accused of being a spy.
Will the women of Webaashi Bay receive their men back unscathed? Can the power of love win out over insurmountable odds? All this drama and more plays out under the light of a silver moon.
Fans of WWI historical fiction, Christian historical fiction, and literary fiction will find Silver Moon a moving, powerful read!
Praise for the Book
Taking an original angle on a tumultuous time in history, Silver Moon by Jenny Knipfer is a sparkling slice of historical fiction. Ambitiously detailing a diverse collection of characters, this World War I story bounces across space and time, delicately filled with vivid descriptions, nuanced moral dilemmas, and authentic relationships…” —Self-publishing Review
“Silver Moon is a highly recommended read for fans of historical wartime fiction, powerful emotive drama, and excellent atmospheric writing.” —Readers’ Favorite
“I am stunned by the amount of detail the author gave in this single story. On one hand, we have powerful characters… and on the other, we have a plot that demands all our attention. Jenny Knipfer pulls no punches and holds nothing back.” —Readers’ Favorite
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April 1916 Western Front
Oshki took up his pencil and wrote before the sun no longer lit his trench sufficiently. He had eaten well tonight, for once. The men had picked off a couple of stray squirrels who weren’t smart enough to take cover. Along with the meat and some half-rotten potatoes, they had made a kind of stew. One fella had had some hard-tack biscuits left, which he’d passed around.
His heart had just about given out with the news of Mauve’s last letter. Before he nestled in his foxhole for the night, Oshki set his thoughts down on a wrinkled scrap of stationery.
April 12th, 1916
My Dear Mauve,
It broke my heart to hear of Pearl’s illness. How terrified you must have been, my love, to see our sweet daughter in the grip of such a malady. I am glad my great aunt was there to help administer some treatment. I would trust Maang-ikwe with my life.
I imagine what our daughter looks like: hazel eyes, sweet smile, chubby baby face, and a flaming halo of hair like her mother. I dreamt of her last night. We walked hand in hand through the young wheat fields, the green heads parting before us with each step. She was five or six.
Pearl kept asking me, “Daddy, when will you be home?” I had no answer for her, except that I didn’t know, but she kept asking. With each passing question, I aged. By the time we reached the end of the wheat field,
I was an old man. She remained the same, as if outside of time, outside of the governing rules of life.
Then she asked me, “Daddy, why are you so old?”
I answered, “War has made me age.”
She turned to me and asked one more question. “Will you be here to watch me grow?”
“I don’t know,” I said.
And I awoke to the sound of weapons firing. Burns is dead. Shot twice through the heart by a sniper when he tried to advance into the next hole. Remember me writing about Burns? He was the poetic one and could quote whole sections of Robert Burns by heart.
For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne.
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, For auld lang syne.
The verse resounds in my heart when I think of my fallen friend. I feel like a little of the light around us has been extinguished with his death. I am so tired of watching good men die.
I pray for the chance to watch Pearl grow. All my love,
About the Author
Jenny lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Ken and their pet Yorkie, Ruby. She is also a mom and loves being a grandma. She enjoys many creative pursuits but finds writing the most fulfilling.
Jenny’s education background stems from psychology, music, and cultural missions. She spent many years as a librarian in a local public library but recently switched to using her skills as a floral designer in a retail flower shop. She is now retired from work due to disability.
She authored and performed a self-published musical CD entitled, Scrapbook of a Closet Poet.
Jenny’s books, Ruby Moon, Blue Moon, and Silver Moon earned five-star reviews from Reader’s Favorite, a book review and award contest company. Their praise: “Ruby Moon is entertaining, fast-paced, and features characters that are real. Blue Moon continues a well-written and highly engaging saga of family ties, betrayals, and heartaches… Silver Moon is a highly recommended read for fans of historical wartime fiction, powerful emotive drama, and excellent atmospheric writing.”
She holds membership in the: Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, Historical Novel Society, Wisconsin Writers Association, Christian Indie Publishing Association, and Independent Book Publishers Association.
Jenny’s favorite place to relax is by the western shore of Lake Superior, where her novel series, By The Light of the Moon, is set. She has self-published the first three books, Ruby Moon, Blue Moon, and Silver Moon, in her four-part series. One more novel to complete the series is planned for 2020. She is currently writing a new historical fiction series called, Sheltering Trees.
Photo Credit: Craig Jentink
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Jenny Knipfer says
Thank you so much for posting about Silver Moon, my other books in the series, and the giveaway!
Suzie Waltner says
Sara Zielinski says
I like the title of this book the most.
Caryl Kane says
Bea LaRocca says
A great synopsis and excerpt, this sounds like an awesome book and series. I like that this story covers events during a period of history that I’m not as familiar with.