Saturday, October 12, 2013

Under the Blackberry Moon by Serena B. Miller

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About the book:

Which wilderness is more treacherous--the one she must cross to find her home . . . or the one she must traverse to find love?
Just a few days after she gave birth alone in the northwoods, a recently widowed young Chippewa woman stumbled into a nearby lumber camp in search of refuge from the winter snows. Come summer, it is clear that Moon Song cannot stay among the rough-and-tumble world of white lumbermen, and so the camp owner sends Skypilot, his most trusted friend, to accompany her on the long and treacherous journey back to her people.

But when tragedy strikes off the shore of Lake Superior, Moon Song and Skypilot must depend on each other for survival. With every step they take into the forbidding woods, they are drawn closer together, until it seems the unanswerable questions must be asked. Can she leave her culture to enter his? Can he leave his world to enter hers? Or will they simply walk away from a love that seems too complicated to last?

Get swept into a wild realm where beauty masks danger and only the truly courageous survive in a story that will grip your heart and your imagination.

My review:

This story is fascinating!  Moon Song is such a strong character and Skypilot is a man to admire.  It was amazing to read about Moon Song's strength and ingenuity and to learn more about her Chippewa heritage. There is so much adventure in this story.  It felt almost epic as not only is there a romance, but also the story of the interactions between the Chippewa and the white man.  I was already familiar with some of it, but also learned a lot.  I liked that Skypilot's struggle over loving someone of a different faith was shown and how it was dealt with.  If you like historical fiction, you should definitely check it out!

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

Available October 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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