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- Print Length: 478 pages
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- Publication Date: January 1, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N0WVZVX
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,496 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Chasing Moonlight: A Standalone in the "Again for the First Time" Family Saga (AFTFT Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Because of the subject matter, this was a tough read. I felt anxious throughout parts of the book, anticipating what might happen and what the consequences would be. I felt like Quinn was in constant fear. Fear of her employers, fear of having to walk home late at night, fear of having her wages taken away for no reason, fear of getting caught with Jesse. I can't imagine living that way. I took comfort in the relationship between Jesse and Quinn because it was so honest and pure. They didn't just jump into bed. They took the time to get to know each other. I never felt like I was reading a book. I felt like I was watching a movie. I felt the emotions jump off the page and for me, that's the mark of a good book. I was hesitant to read this book, but Ms. Raven got me caught up again!
Chasing Moonlight is set in the segregated South (Honeywell, Alabama to be exact) in the early 1940s. Quinn Dixon is a young African-American woman working as a maid for the Haywood family when fate makes sure her path crosses with Jesse Peterson's. Jesse's not got the best reputation--he has a tendency to get into fights and his grandfather (who happens to be the mayor of the town) is getting tired of bailing him out, even though Jesse never asks for his help. For Jesse, the first time he lays eyes on Quinn, he is smitten. But Quinn is more careful. This is the segregated South we're talking about and there are anti-miscegenation laws on the books as well as townspeople who think blacks in the town are getting "too comfortable and too uppity." As the two cautiously enter into a secret friendship, it becomes obvious that they cannot simply pretend that the attraction is purely platonic. Can they find love in a world that would rather keep them apart?
I really enjoyed reading Chasing Moonlight and appreciated that Raven St. Pierre did NOT shy away from tackling the racial issues of the day. It would have been impossible to do so and would have made for a very shallow, unbelievable story. Instead, she takes these issues head on--reminding us that it was not so long ago that interracial couples had to hide their love or that any excuse could be used for a black person to be oppressed without legal intervention. But my favorite aspect of this book is that it is an honest-to-goodness love story. Two people who were meant to be together doing what they can to hold on to their love.
Loved it! Highly recommended
This masterpiece of art is haunting, painful, exhilarating, and hopeful, being willing to put it all on the line, risk everything, maybe even make the ultimate sacrifice, for that one person you can not live without. Ever. So you have to go deep. It's magnificently magical, the discovery and unveiling of love, the heroine's coming to terms that she was willing to fight for the impossible too. Her mental conversations were fascinating to watch and feel. Yes, Ms. Pierre took you there. Makes you examine what it takes to really truly deeply love. That "where you go I go." The fierce and uncompromising love, bravery, courage and strength of the hero. The strong, self aware, fierce and uncompromising love, and hopes of the heroine.
I loved that we got to see them after settling in and living their lives. I loved that there was a free interlude. Dedicating Secrets by Alicia Keys to the couple. This is sure to be a classic
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