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White Ashes

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Rachael Farrington is sitting on a riverbank when young Jason Beauvale wanders into her life. The two become inseparable, but Rachael’s mother is suspicious of the boy; he’s wealthy and, for reasons of her own, she has no trust for him and his kind.

As the couple become closer, Jason shares a secret: Many years earlier he witnessed his father escape, badly injured, under a
Hardcover, First, 736 pages
Published August 14th 2015 by iUniverse
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Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I recently finished White Ashes! It was a GREAT read! It will keep you guessing but once you finish, it does leave you wanting another book by this great author! I love that it is a big book--I love to read and often finish a book so quick that I want more. I was able to really "savor" the story with
a large book.

The character descriptions are exceptional. You are introduced to Rachel and Jay and the situation
they are in along with their families and friends. The author does a wonderful job o
Elaine Tomasso
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I "met" the author Mr Moulton on Goodreads in the course of a discussion and he offered me a free copy of his debut novel, White Ashes. I honestly didn't know what to expect and was dreading having to write a so-so review but it really is an exceptionally assured debut.

In 1967 teenagers Rachael Farrington and Jason "Jay" Beauvale meet and fall in love. By 1969 their relationship, despite Rachael's mother's objections, is going well but all that is to change when Jay inadvertently brings his past
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me start with acknowledging I was provided a copy of this novel free of charge in exchange for my honest review. This author was not previously known to me, but is definitely one I will be following. I am excited to see what story he dreams up next.

When I picked up White Ashes to read (at its whopping 700+ page count), I was concerned the level of detail might be excessive....wrong. This novel captivated me from page one. The reader is started at the present moment with the back story provi
Missi Martin (Stockwell)
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I was approached to do a review for White Ashes, I had no idea that the book was 726 pages long. My first thought was "How can someone have that much to write ?" I was also worried that it wouldn't keep my attention. BOY WAS I WRONG !!!! I was completely drawn into the book immediately !!

This is a story about family, love, commitment, secrets, danger, trust, jealousy, friendship, lies, murder, strength and weakness. White Ashes is about 2 mothers who will do anything to protect their child
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was completely captivated with White Ashes from the very start. With the turn of every page, one follows a community of characters who surround Jay and Rachel, a young couple yearning to be together, and the forces determined to drive them apart. Romance, jealousy, suspicion, crime, death and deception all combine to create a perfect storm surrounding the young relationship. Can this young love endure or will the flood of adversarial forces prevail? Oh, the suspense that captures the reader in ...more
Joanie Chevalier
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This story has many elements to it and the author says it best in the author notes at the end of the book, ". . . speak of the close relationship between good and evil, love and lust, responsibility and control, perception and reality." I thought it was interesting to read the author's admission that when he began writing this book and knew he didn't know how to write, nor was he much of a reader. But after he began writing, he couldn't stop. Beautiful writing too. "The rhythmic rattle and sway ...more
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Juniper Moore
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read it!

I rarely find a book that I don't want to put down but don't want to end all at the same time. This book is it! The characters are so real and the whirlwind that was Rachael's life was gripping. I laughed. I cried. I gasped. I loved everything about this book. It was so detailed I felt like I was living it with Rachael. It was suspenseful and thrilling and romantic and sad. I do hope this amazing author has more books in the works because I can't wait to read more! You will not be disapp
Christa Hedrick
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
White Ashes was a thoroughly enjoyable book. From the first paragraph to the last, Moulton wove a poignant story of first love and the dark secret that plagued the young couple. Masterfully crafted, the end was as captivating as the beginning, as he methodically tied up every loose end. Filled with romance and mystery and more than a little adventure, the is a story that will keep you guessing. I am looking forward to the sequel or prequel.
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This seems to be the one and only book this author wrote which is a shame. He has a knack at intrigue and weaving a story such as he has here. Rachael and Jason whom takes us into their story that is steeped in opposition but tests the depth of love I think. So many opposing forces but they must continue you urge them. Many emotions will be touched on in this with it not letting you put it down too often. I makes me wonder why though no more after this one.
Chip Daly
Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Entertaining first book by Mr. Moulton. It has some fun twists and turns that keep you guessing. There are a lot of characters to keep track of and the book is really long. So for me it took almost 2.5 weeks to finish and keeping track of some of the secondary characters was somewhat challenging. I won this book through goodreads, which was a first.
A first book by this author, and a giveaway I won.

I am thankful for winning this as I like the writing style. However it is more of a Young Adult book, and I am a very Old Adult. Plus it is very long, and I was tempted more than twice to just set it down and quit reading. I would be interested to see what else is up Mr. Moulton's writing sleeve in the future.
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John's career involved a great deal of writing - mostly studious business reviews and creative marketing plans, but his observations of life and keen imagination also inspires writing of a more adventurous kind. In John's first book, 'White Ashes' he enters a world that throws puppy love into suspense and high drama as Young Rachael Farrington is suddenly besieged by assassination plots, abduction ...more

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