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Under a Blackberry Moon

(Michigan Northwoods #3)

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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 lon ...more
Paperback, 337 pages
Published October 15th 2013 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Sarita
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I liked the first book, The Measure of Katie Calloway, but it didn't make me want to continue the series right away. However, my friend on Goodreads (Staci), said she enjoyed this book way more than book 1 so I figured I will give it a go. Then, thanks to a book challenge, it gave me the final motivation to get to this book.

In Book 1, I found Moon Song strange, especially because she couldn't really speak English. She was this weird silent Indian character which just happened to be there. But fr
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Paula Vince
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
As soon as I started, I realised this is actually a sequel and I hadn't read the first in the series. It didn't matter. The beautiful cover first drew my attention to this novel. I love to think that the main character, Moon Song, looked just like this. I think the story achieves everything a historical novel should.

It did take me a little while to warm up to either of the main characters. I found Skypilot a bit quick to cast judgments at first. Just before the explosion, while he'd been chattin
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Dawn
Moon Song is a young Chippewa widow who days after giving birth finds her way into a lumber camp. She spends the winter there and makes friends with Isaac Ross, known as Skypilot. When the summer arrives, the owner of the camp understands that for her own protection, Moon Song and her baby son need to be sent back to her people. Skypilot is asked to accompany her. While on the journey North, tragedy strikes and what was supposed to be a simple journey is now wrought with peril. As they travel to ...more
Janelle
Really enjoyed this. Loved the characters, the setting and the historical detail.
Loraine
SUMMARY: 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
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Laura
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: UNDER A BLACKBERRY MOON
Author: Selena Miller
Publisher: Revell
October 2013
ISBN: 978-0800721183
Genre: Historical

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 north woods, 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-tum
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Melanie
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-books
Review on my blog: http://christianbookshelfreviews.blog...

Under a Blackberry Moon is the fourth book by Serena B. Miller I've read and it was another book I ended up loving! For most of the first half, I felt like it was a four-star read, but once I got further into the story, wow, I had a hard time putting it down and absolutely loved the ending -- SO good!

The characters were good. It took a little bit for me to get connected to Skypilot and Moon Song, but in the end they are both my favorite
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Book Chick (Tori)
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I wish this had been book 2 in the series so I could remember Moon Song a little better. It had been a while since I read book 1. That being said, I enjoyed the history in this book. It is obvious the author did a lot of research regarding the lifestyles of the Native Americans and the way the government treated them in the 1800s. It was crappy treatment to say the least.
Skypilot was such a good man and Moon Song was bada$$. Not as much romance as I had hoped, but the respect they had for each
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Staci
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Really enjoyed book two of this series!

I found The Measure of Katie Calloway to be an ok novel. Under a Blackberry Moon was so much better.

One difference between the two is that I found The Measure of Katie Calloway to be a bit predictable. Under a Blackberry Moon had many twists and turns. I also enjoyed the history woven into the novel.

Very good read!
Aerykah
Very much enjoyed this book! Looking forward to reading some more by this author.
Amber Stokes
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I confess this is one of the books that sat unread on my shelf for far too long. Part of me wonders if maybe I would have enjoyed it a little more if I had read it closer to the time I read the other two books in the series years ago... Perhaps a stronger memory of the characters and some of the backstory would have been nice.

Still, I found Under a Blackberry Moon to be an interesting read with a sweet (but not simple) romance! Based on the description of the book, I think I had a somewhat diffe
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kate
May 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written

This is not a story I would normally pull off the shelves but I really liked Kate Calloway. I have found that in stories between whites and non whites the whites are ALWAYS bigoted, mean, unfair, narrow minded etc etc etc. The non whites ALWAYS beautiful, smarter, nicer, braver, more honorable etc etc etc. Frankly I know it's cliche to say but there are good and bad in every race, religion or nationality. Imho. But apparently only white people can be bashed with impunity.
Speaking of
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Mary
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Under a Blackberry Moon is actually book 2 in the Michigan Northwoods series. Although it can be a stand-alone, it does continue stories and characters first met in The Measure of Katie Calloway. Serena B. Miller is a Christian author and her books are clean throughout. This story, set in the days of Indians and their settlement on reservations, is full of adventure, romance, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Victor Gentile
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Serena B. Miller in her new book “Under A Blackberry Moon” published by Revell Books takes us into the life of Moon Song.

From the back cover: 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 a
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Renee
Feb 25, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Under a Blackberry Moon is the latest in a line of terrific historicals from author Serena B. Miller. As in her previous book, A Promise to Love, it took a few chapters to warm up to the hero, Isaac "Skypilot" Ross, but in the end Moon Song and Skypilot's story is a treasure. Under a Blackberry Moon isn't so much a romance but a story of survival and strength.

Moon Song, was blessed to escape with her life and that of her newborn son's during the midst of one of the harshest Michigan win
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Tamara Tilley
Oct 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
UNDER A BLACKBERRY MOON by Serena B. Miller, is a unique novel filled with tenderness, grace, determination, and the story of love conquering all.

Moon Song has come a long way from the day she stumbled into a Lumber camp seeking refuge from the harshness of winter, after giving birth alone and on her own. But now it is time for her to go back to her people. And, because of the fondness the camp owners have for Moon Song, they have asked their trusted friend Skypilot to see her safely home.

Afte
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Kav
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The kind of read that makes your blood boil and your heart thrill. Miller does an exceptional job of delivering historical accuracy...and she doesn't pull any punches. The treatment of native people throughout history has been abysmal. It's a good thing I wasn't actually there because I would have done a few individuals bodily harm. How so-called Christians could treat an entire race with such callousness and cruelty...well it boggles the mind.

Skypilot (Isaac Ross) is larger than life -- the s
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Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
Wow, This is a wonderful book and an awesome romance. Moon Song may not have known much about life in the American world but she knew how to do whatever it takes to survive when it comes to her native Indian culture. And she proves just that when she, Skypilot and a women of society, Isabella are stranded after their ship sinks, and Isabella and Skypilot have to depend on Moon Song for their life, and she was amazing! But what about life for Moon Song and Skypilot? Can he
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Virginia
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Originally posted on my blog here:http://ablogfromtheheart.wordpress.co...

Let me just say that I really,really,really enjoyed reading this book from the the very first page! I had been looking forward to this book ever since it came out and I was not disappointed! I actually finished this book in a day or two because I was very captivated by this story. I highly recommend this book!!!

To me, the story was a breath of fresh air. I had been looking forward to a book where it'd capture my attention
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Marissa
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
What an utter disappointment. I was enchanted by "The Measure of Katie Calloway" and really liked "A Promise to Love."

The underlying racism of this book bothered me deeply. While the author intended to make a point about the value of Native American culture and the great harm done by the government in systematically destroying that culture, she did the *exact same thing* by insulting Native spiritual beliefs. To the author, Native beliefs are far lesser than Christianity and should be cast aside
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Megan
Under a Blackberry Moon is a very moving and touching tale. The story is rich in detail, which made it very easy to picture everything.

Moon Song was such a complex character. I wasn't sure at first if I was going to like her, but very quickly I did. Then as the story progressed, and I came to understand her, I loved her. I've come to learn that she was a minor character in one of this author's previous books, The Measure of Katie Calloway , and understand why people have said they wanted to see
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Michelle
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-it
Honestly I was not expecting much out of this book, I just figured it would be like many of the other books I have read. Much to my delight this turned out to be a fantastic read! Definitely one of the best books I have read this year. The author took me on a historical journey and right when I thought how the book would end she changed it's direction. The history of the Native American culture in this book is incredible, the details, and the characters are full of depth and intrigued me. I lov ...more
June
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a great story about Moon Song, the lady who shows up at the timber camp with her starving baby, and Skypilot, who used to be a preacher. Skypilot takes Moon Song back to her grandmother. They have quite the adventure there. Then Skypilot decides to learn the way of the Chippewa and convince Moon Song to be his bride. Quite a few surprises along the way.

I enjoyed this clean, wholesome story.
Tammi
Mar 31, 2015 rated it liked it
This story was okay but I certainly enjoyed the 1st two books in this series better. This is the story of Moon Song and Sky Pilot from The Measure of Katie Calloway, the first book in the series. This was hard for me to enjoy because it was very one-sided. Sky Pilot had to give up everything, which he didn't mind, but Moon Song was stubborn, and to me came across as childish by always having to have her way.
Brittany
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a great book there's no words to even describe how much I loved this book no wonder its nominated for a Christy award. I love moon song how strong and brave she is . This is defiantly one of my favorites . this is the third book in the Michigan Northwood's series by Serena miller the series is just remarkable this book and the series is a must read.
Jerry
Sep 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
A Quickie Review

I have not read the previous volumes in this series; that said, this was both a great historical portrait and a sweet romance. Fans of the writings of the Thoenes or Gilbert Morris will definitely enjoy this one.

Score: 4/5
Chesney
Jun 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Maybe I am in a reading funk. This book did not interest me. It's kind of sad cause her other two books are quite good. Lots of history which I like.
Library Queen
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
I've read this twice, and it was just as good the second time around. Truly beautiful story with some fantastic history in it.
Rachel
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I really enjoyed this well written historical novel. The characters were well drawn and were interesting. The plot was both sweet and intense. It's definitely a new favorite.
Shelly Dabbs
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this story & loved it being set in my state of MI. This book continues the story of Skypilot & Moon Song. It starts as he is well & she is ready to return to her Native family. While helping her Grandmother get well, she finds a bible with a letter & another paper left to her by her real Father. She then learns he did not have any hand in the murder of her Mother & that he has in fact left her land north of where they are now, & the deed to it as he is exp ...more
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