About the Book
For as long as she can remember, Allie Massey, a gifted physical therapist, has dreamed of making her grandparents’ ten-acre estate in the middle of the city into a trauma recovery center using equine therapy, a dream her grandmother, Nana Dale, embraced wholeheartedly with her financial support. But when her grandmother’s will is read, the money left to Allie and her family is barely enough to cover the cost of hiring a lawyer, and worse yet, the property has been sold to a contractor.
With just three weeks until the house and barn will be imploded, a backhoe unearths one of Dale Butler’s best-kept secrets and perhaps a clue to keep Allie’s dream alive. As Allie cleans out her grandmother’s home and searches for the missing chest, convinced there is money somewhere, she uncovers bits and pieces of her grandmother’s past with her champion filly, Essie, a young man named Tommy, and one fateful night in 1943 during the Battle of the Atlantic.
In My Opinion
The newest book from Elizabeth Musser is a must-read for fans of dual timeline stories. By Way of the Moonlight is an engaging read that also serves as a reminder of the stories of those who lived through much harder times than those of us in the Gen X and forward generations. Those who experienced both the Great Depression and World War II.
In the present day, readers meet Allie. A woman who is about to lose her dream of opening an equine therapy center on her grandmother’s property. As the dream Allie has held close to her heart for years, she goes on a discovery of a huge part of her grandmother’s life that no one in the family knows.
There is so much packed into this book. From horses to the Coast Guard’s role in protecting America’s beaches during WWII and much more. But the heart of this book is in the two women who are both human (flaws like stubborn determination and all) and the way they learn to trust God through their heartbreak.
I have been a fan of Elizabeth Musser from the first book I read of hers, but By Way of the Moonlight proves her stories get better with every new release and I can’t wait to find out what she has instore for us next.
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