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Globetrotter, Danica Pavlova spends her days scouring old folktales and her nights trying to forget her life is anything but a fairy tale. Ten years ago, she ran away from her best friend the night after causing his crippling accident, convinced Adam King was better off not loving her. But when her brother is diagnosed with leukemia, she resolves to come home to care for ...more
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Published October 28th 2017 by SilverWoodSketches
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Whispering Stories
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Ten years ago, Zvezda Danica Pavlova made a difficult decision that helps to decide her destiny. She ran away, abandoning her family, her friends and even the love of her life, and went travelling around the world.

Upon receiving a phone call, she is forced to return home as her brother has a terminal illness and he and his children need help. It does mean that she would have to face all those she ran away from. How would she cope? Would she
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Robyn
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Danica Pavlova does not think she is worthy enough of a family of her own, or the love of a good man. She has abandonment issues stemming from her Gypsy mother leaving when she was only a baby. Since then, Danica has been afraid of turning out just like her. It is why she left the love of her life and her family behind 10 years ago to study abroad in Europe.

Ten years later, Danica gets a phone call that changes her entire life. Her brother Peter needs her to come home to North Carolina because
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Coco.V
Oct 02, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Globetrotter, Danica Pavlova spends her days scouring old folktales and her nights trying to forget her life is anything but a fairy tale. Ten years ago, she ran away from her best friend the night after causing his crippling accident, convinced Adam King was better off not loving her. But when her brother is diagnosed with leukemia, she resolves to come home to care for the family she abandoned and face the love she never forgot. Will she find forgiveness
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HEChapter -Tina J
FOUR-STAR REVIEW

> > Judging a Book by it's Cover < <
Interesting composition. Eye-catching colors, strong title font, distant silhouettes in place of prominently seen characters. Synopsis sounds much like many other second-chance storylines.

> > Looking Deeper < <
POV ~> First Person, Danica's POV

Danica was so afraid she would turn out like her absentee mother that she basically did everything she could to ensure it. Often her actions did not match up with
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LAWonder10
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
She walks in Moonlight is a very poignant tale of a young woman who is very much a "free spirit", who is running away from her own fears.

Born out of love, her gypsy mother could not stay in a relationship or one spot. Haunted by this legacy, Danica was certain it was in her blood, too...It was a curse!

When her best friend, whom she truly loved, was injured in an accident, Danica knew it was ultimately her fault. She fled!

This is a tale about a very young girl who never felt she fit into any
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Jennifer
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
So I always feel funny reading my own novels. But my paperback copies came in the mail the other day, and I started reading. And then I read the whole book, lol. While I vividly remember writing this, it's been long enough that I was able to dive into the actual story. I didn't realize how much of myself and my past I poured into this novel, but it brought back a lot of old feelings for me. And it makes me want to write more contemporary romance. :)
A little backstory on SWIM: Writing this book
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Ayla
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Erin Decker
This second chance story is about a Russian globetrotter – Danica who is called back home to America after 10 years. Ten years ago she ran away from her one and only true love – Adam King. Now her brother is sick with leukemia, the same disease that stole their father away from them when she was ten years old.

Let me be clear – this is one of those books where the story line is well thought out and put on paper that you can sit and read it in one sitting. I loved that about this book. The
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Marianne Post
Oct 31, 2017 rated it did not like it
Without Hailey, it would have been 5 stars.
Shalini | Book Rambler
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It was a beautiful read.I would recommend it to anyone who loves to read contemporary romance.


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Lenoire
Danica Pavolva locates old folktales for work but, she spends her nights trying to forget her life isn't a fairy tale. Ten years ago, she ran away from her boyfriend after causing his accident. She was determined that Adam King was better off without her. However, when her older brother is diagnosed with leukemia, she decides it is time to return home. She tries to put the past behind her but, she can't help feeling a connection with Adam. Will Danica and Adam be able to put the past behind ...more
InD'tale Magazine
Lovers of second chances at love will find this story heart-warming.

Read full review in the 2018 March issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Madhuri Palaji
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
She Walks in Moonlight is a beautiful story. This is the first book I'm reading from Jennifer Silverwood. The lead character Zwezda Danica Pavlova comes to USA from Russia at the age of 8. She meets Adam King in her new school. They become best friends instantly. They grow together but Zwezda's bad past experiences and her gypsy mother influence push her to leave everything she loves behind and run to Russia. She comes back to USA to help her brother who is suffering from cancer to raise his ...more
Melissa
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jennifer and I are critique partners, so I had the pleasure of reading an early edition of She Walks in Moonlight, and I've just finished (re)reading the final.

The story follows Danica Pavlova, scarred by abandonment and doomed to repeat the same mistakes as her mother. After a horrible accident, teen-aged Danica runs out on her one true love, traveling the globe to escape facing the hardship (and her trust issues), and leaving her only family in the process. Ten years later, a fateful phone
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Natalie panda eyes
First impression Dani is a coward, second she’s what everyone thought she was. It’s soon clear to see she’s got abandonment issues. It was easy to get into the story from the start, I was relieved when the tragedy was light hearted otherwise I’d still be trying to get through it and bawling like a baby. Half way through and I’m tearing up because the story gets deeper and the pain gets real and there go the heart strings. There wasn’t actually anything I didn’t like about this story, I liked the ...more
Angela Joseph
She Walks In The Moonlight is a beautifully written story of a young woman finding herself after running away from her childhood sweetheart the night after she caused his accident. Zvezda Danica Pavlova was abandoned by her gypsy mother who left her when she was a child with only a box of tarot cards to remember her by. And although Dani, as her family calls her, resents her mother for the way she left her, she finds herself doing the same thing.
However, despite her carefree way of living, she
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