BOOK REVIEW – THE MOON HAS NO LIGHT by MARION P. MERRITT
A mother’s hope. How do you ever give up hope of seeing your son again? That was what Maggie Lansgston fought every day for twenty years. Well-meaning people, family and friends – her husband even – urged her to let go. To move on. But it was her son. How do you let go of your son? How do you let go of hope?
Laney Ellerby, however, had suffered no such loss. Struggled daily with no such angst or agony. Nor did she cling to shredded hope. Laney Ellerby had a son – an adopted son. Is he the same boy who went missing from Maggie Langston’s life?
But Laney hides a secret of her own, a past she’s not forgotten. Nor shared with her husband.
What happens when their paths cross? Where does their journey take them, on their quest for the truth? How does hope survive against all odds? As one mother helps the other face the past – one with loss, one with a secret – a friendship and bond emerges. And faith blossoms.
Once again, Ms. Merritt has crafted a story with such depth, with unexpected twists. Life throws the unexpected at all of us, and in The Moon Has No Light, one unexpected circumstance and situation after another add up to a gripping story. I tore through this story, looking for answers – as each of the women did – the questions pushing me to keep turning pages.
I was given a copy of this book in return for my honest review.
Marian grew up in south Louisiana in a small community south of New Orleans, Louisiana. Her love for the written word began while sitting on her grandparent’s front porch swing reading books.
The stories allowed her to meet interesting people, took her to far away places and challenged her to think beyond her own world.
Her desire to write about the south keeps her grounded in her roots and the hope that one day she can do for someone what many of the authors of her childhood did for her.
Marian has a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy and an accounting certificate from the University of South Alabama.
She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She hones her writing skills by attending writer’s conferences/retreats and reading many books on the craft of writing.
Marian writes from her home in Colorado which she shares with her husband and a labradoodle, named Chili.
While this bayou girl loves the mountains and, most of the time, the snow, her Southern roots won’t let her wear white after Labor Day. She still says y’all and can make a killer roux. She misses her family, fresh seafood, Cajun cooking, and King cakes. Proof that you can take the girl out of the south, but not the southern out of the girl!
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