Bryn Seymour was nine years old when her mother died under mysterious circumstances on the same day Apollo 11 made its historic lunar landing. Forty years later-divorced, working as an obituary writer, and duly cynical-she meets Howard, a conspiracy theorist who knew her mom and believes a small Texas town may hold clues to what really fueled her demise. Seeking closure, Bryn goes along for this men-in-black ride. But upon meeting Howard's son Sam, an outspoken Christian, she can't decide whose beliefs are more pie-in-the-sky.The gravity of life has pulled Bryn down for decades. But a perfect love could be her first step to soaring. It only happens once in a blue moon.
You never quite know what you are going to get from a Leanna Ellis book and that is the very thing that makes them special! In Once in a Blue Moon, Leanna creates wonderfully abstract characters from Bryn, with the staid job but wildly adventurous spirit, Howard, the elderly conspiracy theorist driven by irrationality and Sam, the former pastor living with regrets over how he treated his family. Funny, poignant, adventurous and romantic in equal measure, Leanna's talent ensures the story doesn't become outrageous despite the subject matter. The spiritual elements are woven with subtlety yet with a pleasing directness. Once in a Blue Moon will appeal to readers who enjoy a story out of the ordinary, just like Howard!
With thanks to WynnWynn Media for my review copy
Relz Reviewz Extras
Character spotlight on Bryn Seymour
What's Cooking? with Leanna
Interview with Leanna
With thanks to the wonderful generosity of B&H Fiction, I have four copies of this book to give away. Two for my Aussie readers and two for my North American readers.
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