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In Moonlight and Memories: Volume One

(In Moonlight and Memories #1)

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  27 reviews


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker comes an epic story about sacrifice, friendship, and the awe-inspiring power of love.

Maggie: Ten years ago, Cash Armstrong stole my heart. Then he promptly joined the army—dragging my best friend with him—and left
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Expected publication: July 1st 2019 by Limerence Publications LLC
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May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Young love, selfless friendships, unfulfilled dreams, shattered hearts and now, ten years later, the cycle may all start over again when two soldiers come home and the girl they left behind is still waiting, her heart on her sleeve.

Julie Ann Walker’s IN MOONLIGHT AND MEMORIES Volume I lays an emotionally taut foundation that will follow three friends, Luc, the best friend, the voice of reason, the calm in the tempest of life and the man who can never share his feelings for Maggie, so settles on
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Maggie and Luc became friends in high school, bonding over a love of Harry Potter. Things might have developed romantically between them, but in steps Cash, a transplant to New Orleans. He defended Luc from bullies and befriends him. When Cash checks in to see if Luc was okay, Cash and Maggie meet. And it’s young love at first sight between Cash and Maggie, with Luc essentially classified as a third wheel and it will all make sense when the story gets moving. Things are going great, until out of ...more
Susan Jordens
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A tale of three friends, their hopes, their dreams and their aspirations. What became of Them? What is the deep dark secret from their Past? And what is The Plan?

There is a terrific insight into the bustling city that is New Orleans also the terrible tragedy of Katrina. I could almost feel the hustle and bustle along the streets as the music played and smell the various aromas from the local bistros and restaurants .

This is an amazing story full of emotion as well as humour as three friends reu
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought there was no more room in my heart for favorite characters from Julie Ann Walker... along comes this bunch from New Orleans.

What a fantastic story so far! I am completely in love with the friendship and love amongst Maggie, Cash & Luc. The way things are being unveiled as the pages turn has me on the edge of my seat...

The loyalty is swoon-worthy, the southerness has me watching my manners, the real life stuff is woven throughout the book beautifully.

Loving these books!!
Kathy Davie
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
First in the In Moonlight and Memories contemporary romance series and revolving around three estranged friends in New Orleans around Halloween.

This eARC was sent to me by the author and Limerence Publications LLC for an honest review.

My Take
It's a story told from three different perspectives using first person protagonist point-of-view, and Walker makes it easy to follow who's speaking by heading up each chapter with that person's name. Perspectives where each of the three is too busy thinking
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book from the author, a writer whose books I've inhaled with great pleasure for years. The Black Knights titles are part of a large, well-knit together series, but each book can be read as a stand-alone. "In Moonlight and Memories: Volume One" is not really a stand-alone. No one is literally or figuratively hanging off a cliff at the end, but any reader invested in the three main characters will want to immediately move on to the next book. My gifted ARCs include the ne ...more
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great story!!!!! It is a total different story line from Julie Walker and I fell in love with the series. I have not read a book in a long time that made me laugh one minute, cry one minute and want to strangle someone the next. Luc, Cash and Maggie got ahold of my heart.

It is a story of three friends from New Orleans that is told from each person point of view. These books are a story of three friends that their lives changed the minute they all became friends. Even with being separated
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
A dynamic and diversified group of characters play out their lives in the very unique and special city of New Orleans. The main characters, Maggie, Cash and Luc have a strong bond of love, friendship, loyalty and respect. They met as teenagers and had an instant connection but, Cash and Luc enlist and become Green Berets and don't speak to Maggie for ten years. Now, they are back and it is awkward because there are secrets and hurts that are hard to ignore. Plus, there is the mysterious missing ...more
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the first sentence I knew how this story would end but I know this author and really enjoy her books and there's always hope right. This isn't so much about the "how" it ends as it is about the "journey" of these 3 friends. Their "past" memories intermix with their "present" as they reconnect bringing us along as a "ghost" walking next to them. We also see into the lives of family and friends and start to understand what it means to live in and be from New Orleans. There's a mysterious deat ...more
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This new series is a different type of read from the BKI books that I have read of Ms. Walker's but in this first book of the trilogy I was hooked on Maggie, Luc and Cash's story. The plot of this book was slow moving as the trio go between past and present as well as reconcile some of their feelings and events from ten years ago. The story was detailed with enough mystery to keep me reading as I wanted to know what was going to happen next or to have some of their secrets from the past revealed ...more
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Julie Ann Walker is one of my favorite authors. She writes characters that make you feel and wish they were real so they could be your friends. This trilogy is no exception. Cash, Luc, and Maggie are friends that draw you in, bring you joy, frustration, laughter, irritation, happiness and sorrow. This first part introduces you their world with the men returning home to New Orleans after 10 years away in the military. It felt like a slow start to me, the story picks up a little pace in the second ...more
Yvonne V (Naughty Professora)
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Julie Ann Warren diverts from her prior tales of romantic suspense, bikers, and ex-military men and creates a new series with characters that were unexpected and surprising.

Taking inspiration from her time in New Orleans, this new series introduces Maggie, Cash, and Luc. The three are high school friends, but Maggie hasn't seen them in years after Cash left her stranded on prom night, with Luc leaving soon after. The two have returned from being in the military, and they're determined to integr
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I knew from the beginning this was going to be sad but you get pulled into their story, I couldn't put it down. I don't have words to described how touched this story made me feel. I just put the story down and letting the ending wash through me, I'm still shaking.

Julie Ann knows how to weave a story and get you hooked. It was profound and the conversations that Maggie, Luc and Cash throughout the story really get you thinking about life and love. You read about their relationship and what made
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
What a start! I'll admit right off the bat that I am normally anti-trilogy. I feel that there are few stories that truly need to be told in 3 separate books, so for that reason I usually stay away. However, I love this author and decided to give it a try anyways. I was hooked from the beginning! I am not a fan of love triangles, but this doesn't really seem to be a triangle in the normal sense. The relationship that these three share, despite the years of separation, is deep and powerful. It's h ...more
J Stryker
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Julie Ann Walker’s new series of books “In Moonlight and Memories” is a masterpiece. The set of three books is a love story to and about New Orleans. I always wanted to visit there and now I feel like I just did through reading her stories of the city and its people and customs. These books are also a love story about Maggie, Luc, and Cash. They first met in school and their love for each other carries them through adulthood. Luc and Cash disappear from Maggie’s life on the night of prom and don ...more
Michele Moisan
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just WOW. What a touching story about 3 good friends throughout the years. Thank you for writing this beautiful story.
I read all 3 books in 1 week.
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The BKI books are probably my favorite series so when I had a chance to review this Trilogy by Julie Ann Walker I jumped on it. I was a bit apprehensive when I received the books and read the synopsis and realized this was a totally different type of book. All I can say is WOW - what an emotional ride. I loved and hated them at the same time. Great read!! Would give higher stars if possible.
Stephanie Abernethy
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As the opening book of the trilogy it sets up the cast of characters and wraps you up in the story. Definitely makes you want to read the rest of the trilogy to find out what happens.
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Julie Ann Walker sure knows how to paint us a story of hopes and dreams that are shattered by dysfunctional and corrupt people then 10 years later they are together again but secrets are in abundance. And the same corrupt and evil people are still up to the same tricks. Will the 3 survive the antics, will love work, or does this tear them all apart. Loved it and am looking forward to book 2.
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet story of young love & friendship. Their reminiscing on high school memories makes me remember my own. Paints a beautiful picture of south -and New Or-leenz. Would love to go there to hear the music, smell the flowers and taste the flavors. Can’t wait to see where story goes....on to Book 2
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This novel is totally different from the Julie Ann Walker I am used to with her Black Knights series. The BK series was hot and sultry and sexy and dangerous. In Moonlight and Memories is heart-wrenching, soulful, and troubled. There are hints of romance here and there, but so far there has not been much outside of a few kisses, so if you're expecting the heat of her BK series you may be disappointed.

But there is nothing disappointing in the way I feel like I'm experiencing New Orleans for mysel
Deborah Havnen
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Excellent story that makes you feel like you are in New Orleans. The story is a departure from the BKI books. It is much slower paced. The books tell the story of three childhood friends and how their past and present intertwine.

I received a free copy of the books in advance.
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Maggie missed Cash and Luc when they left New Orleans ten years earlier. When they returned from the military, Maggie was unsure of her relationship with her best friends. Never understanding why Cash disappeared one night all those years ago, she can only hope to find out why and prove to him once and for all, her love for him.
Suffering from being injured and discharged from the military, Cash is a man with a plan and despite Maggie’s advances refuses to go after her, even though he knows he lo
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow. Such a complicated emotional triangle. I just couldn't see where this was all going but that's a good thing right? It took 3 books to tell this story.
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow this is so completely different from her other books. For a start it’s set in New Orleans which in itself couldn’t before different. Three friends re united after 10 years. Easy to say but oh so difficult to pull off. These characters are complex and entertaining. The relationship they have is as strong as it was before but trying to understand what actually happened before is what the premise of the book is all about. They’ve all changed but the love they have for each other is astonishing. ...more
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first of three volumes in this new series from Julie Ann Walker. It is VERY different from her Black Knights, Inc. series, so don’t dive in with expectations of a fast-paced action-packed romantic suspense. This is a very slow-paced book, introducing you to three estranged childhood friends. Volume one sets the stage and introduces you to the dynamic between the three main characters, Maggie, Cash and Luc. It’s angsty and emotional, so bring the tissues.
Kim Ruiz
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow, what a hauntingly poetic read. You get 3 stories here. Maggie, Cash, And Luc. This is the first in a 3 part series. So glad they are all available. Their is humor, heartache, love and how their world's combine. I received a free copy of the book and I am voluntarily leaving a review
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Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She has won the Book Buyers Best Award, been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award. Julie loves to travel the world looking for views to compete with her deadlines. And if those views happen to come with a blue sky and ...more

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In Moonlight and Memories (3 books)
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