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Allie's Moon

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  220 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Althea Ford needs help with her rundown farm where she lives with her invalid sister, carrying the burden of her father's deathbed demand. The town sheriff delivers the local drunk to fill that need. Jeff Hicks, once the sheriff himself, has let his past overtake him. Together, Jeff and Allie discover that love might heal their old wounds. But spiteful enemies are determin...more
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Published February 20th 2010 by Smashwords Edition (first published April 15th 2000)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Allie’s Moon is a love story with two lonely people who carry heavy weights on their hearts from the past. Althea Ford had been told for most of her life that she was responsible for her mother’s death. She focused her existence on making amends for her lapse by taking care of her father through his long illness, and her sister who has emotional problems and ‘fits’. She sees no other life for herself other than the narrow, lonely one she inhabits.

For the past two years, Jeff Hicks has drowned hi...more
Wow! This was very nearly a five-star read for me. It's like a 4.75. Loved Allie and Jeff, adored their story and was super impressed at how Harrington wrote the antagonists. It's the third book I've read by this author (after Harper's Bride and Desperate Hearts) and I liked it much more than either of them.

Left in charge of the family farm and her addled sister after her father's death, Althea Ford is overworked and overwhelmed. Against her better judgement, but desperate for the help, she's wa...more
Mary B.
Althea (Allie) Ford is a spinster who has resigned herself to a life of caring for her sickly little sister after her mother's suicide and her unkind father's death. Known by the townsfolk of Decker Prairie, Oregon as the 'Crazy Ford Sisters,' the two young women live a life of virtual isolation out on their untended farm, where they are haunted by painful ghosts from the past.

Jefferson Hicks is an ex-Sheriff who descends into a deep depression and alcoholic haze after shooting a teenaged boy i...more
First book by this author I've ever read. It was pretty good. It had a slight dark feel to it probably because of the dark issues it contained. I'm not a fan of romances that involve alcoholism. It moved at a good comfortable pace and didn't get bogged down with a lot of filler so it was easy to read.
Althea Ford, 'Allie', is one of two sisters that was left the family farm. Before her father passed away he made her feel that all the bad things that happened to the farm were her fault. She felt guilty from things that were beyond her control. Her younger sister, Olivia, played this dilemma to the hilt.

Allie was at wit's end when the local sheriff brought her a proposal. The previous sheriff, Jefferson Hicks, had become the town drunk. At one time Hicks had it all until he mistakenly killed a...more
Sharon Moreno This is a story of two extremely emotionally scarred people who find through one another the ability to break the chains that have bound them.

The author has the ability to clearly convey to the reader the emotional torment both H and h have experienced and continue to experience. Her characters are realistic and genuine as well as likeable (with exceptions).

Jefferson Hicks (H) comes on the scene as a drunk. Two years prior he was the sheriff. Then circumstances in his life broke hi...more
There is just something about a story that has such tortured characters that pulls at the heart strings. These two were so broken emotionaly that it was pretty hard to see how they would ever become whole again but Alexis Harrington has such a way with writing that she made it very believable. She didn't just have Allie and Jeff fall in love at first sight and BAM! everythings all better, no they had to take baby steps and for every two steps forward there would be a few steps backwards. I think...more
Suzanne Barrett
Althea Ford is on a mission she hates–walking into the small Oregon town of Decker Prairie to find a man to help repair the dilapidated house and surrounding land which has all but gone to ruin since her father died. No one has responded to her ad and, desperate, she must brave the curious looks and whispers as she prepares to hire a disreputable man to help her. She knows the things the townspeople say about her and the sister she cares for, not to mention the careless comments about her mother...more
A sweet story. Two lonely people find each other and help each other overcome difficult pasts. The plot works and there were no draggy spots. The writing was good and the characterizations well done. Nice historical setting and worth the read.
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)

Althea Ford is bound by her duty. Her duty to the dead father she disappointed, her beautiful but unstable sister she cares for and the mother she killed. Jefferson Hicks, the former Sheriff is drowning his memories in a whisky bottle, the only thing that seems to numb his ever present guilt and self loathing after he killed someone he cared for. But when circumstances bring Althea and Jeff together they both begin healing from their old wounds as they become closer and fall in love.

What a swe...more
This was the umpteenth book I've read by the author, and I have to say, of all the ones previously, this was my least favorite. I don't know, I really couldn't stand our heroine Allie, she bothered me. I cant even really pinpoint the why of it, except there was something about her that turned me off in comparison to other female leads in Harrington's books, and it made me almost put this book down. It was very slow moving in the beginning, she was just so uptight and restrictive, to herself and...more
An enjoyable read. Glad the heroine finally saw the light.

This book had a LOT of mistakes in it - in the Kindle edition that I read. Somebody needs to edit it!

3.5 stars.
Allie's Moon - Ok
Alexis Harrington
Althea Ford lives alone with her invalid sister in a crumbling Oregon farmhouse, burdened by sins of the past. Desperate for help, she reluctantly turns to Jefferson Hicks, an ex-lawman who has fallen as low as a man can. But here at Allie's farm, his silent, numb heart suddenly begins to beat again. Drawn to this woman who is as much a prisoner of the past as he, Jeff discovers the healing power of love. But to claim it, they must confront spiteful enemies dete...more
Allie Grace
Chose it because it's my name, hahah, but it was pretty slow to get to the action and then there was very little action. A cute little story, but Ive read better. :]
Venus Martin
I loved it! This is the third book I have read by Alexis Harrington. Her stories are not as predictable as others
jo mo

tags: alcoholic, guilt, manipulative sister, suicide, murder, hate, abusive father(s), spinster, feeble-minded
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