The Last of the Moon Girls
A novel of secrets, memory, family, and forgiveness by the bestselling author of When Never Comes.
Lizzy Moon never wanted Moon Girl Farm. Eight years ago, she left the land that nine generations of gifted healers had tended, determined to distance herself from the whispers about her family’s strange legacy. But when her beloved grandmother Althea dies, Lizzy must retur...more
It’s like she was doing it out of regret, which maybe is not the worst motivation. I’m still gonna judge anyway.
The love story was cute but also extremely clichéd. I liked the fact that the guy’s been pining for the girl. However, it’s honestly ...more
Two young girls were murdered on the farm, and the murders have not been solved. Althea was always a suspect.
Lizzy doesn’t want to return, but she has to. Althea left her a journal to help her recognize her own gifts. Lizzy is determined to clear her grandmother’s name.
I enjoyed the tension that built within the narrative of this story. Who committed these murders? Lizzy’s story complete ...more
Whilst it was a pleasant enough read,I felt it was too predictable in many of its plot lines,right from the beginning.
I also spent the whole book wondering why you'd wait for someone to die to decide to clear their name...
The story opens up with the discovery of two missing young girls’ bodies in the pond and the double homicide investigation points to blame Althea Moon.
From that point on, the writing continues to build up as Liz, Althea’s grand-daughter discovers not only the mystery behind the gi ...more
Hated the book that was left that just so happened to have to ...more
Lizzy wasn't sure, but she WAS the last of the Moon girls.
When her grandmother passed away and Lizzy found a journal from her, she knew she had to go home to settle the estate.
It turns out that along with the estate, she is going to try to settle the rumors that her grandmother had something to do with the deaths of two teenage girls eight years ago.
The farm Lizzy lived on with her grandmother when she was a child brought back so many memories w ...more
Mothers, grandmothers, and healers, the Moon women have deep roots in a small New England community that has treated them with suspicion and fear and, in the last d ...more
For a 36 year old woman, Lizzy has little insight into her life. People who aren't willing to look at their issues annoy me so I really didn't care for her or her mother.
Mostly I believe I'm the wrong au ...more
Startlingly reminiscent of Alice Hoffman's Owens family, this book tried to be too much-- tale of generational witches, unsolved murder mystery, story of dysfunctional mother and daughter, and lukewarm romance. I love magic realism and could have fallen hard for the generational witch story with the gorgeous garden, healing herbs, soaps, tinctures, perfumes, trained bees, and the women's history, work, and relationships on the farm. But that's not how it went. The protagonist, ...more
Once I got to the part where the main character (again, she's a supposedly mod ...more
Can your black southern side character with magic come from Baton Rouge? Eh. A little cliché but at least it’s not NOLA. If you want to go all in make her from Shreveport!
Does she need to be creole or are you using stereotypes for shorthand rather than actually working on character development for your one black character (ahem, excuse me, *mahogany* character)? Good faith points deducted for mentioning ...more
Which is _exactly_ what I needed yesterday. The world is just icky, people are getting more and more hateful, and it's July in the Deep South, which means it's too dang hot to even get in a swimming pool.
So where better to escape than to New England? Practice a little magick, renovate a farmhouse, lovingly restore once-beautiful gardens to their former glory, fall in love......and all in lovely weather!
Good read for when you're on the beach, or stuck inside on a rainy Saturday ...more
The characters are likable, but stereotypical, and the plot was oh so predictable from the git-go. So many things did not ring true. Virtually abandoning the grandmother who raised and adored you? And the whole tradition of go get knocked up to bring forth a daughter without ever considering the father? Why? What was the point? The wisd ...more
Firstly, I could not take it seriously. One of the lines was literally " he looked like Johnny Depp without the eyeliner."
... Okay so he looked like Johnny Depp?
Then it switches to this guy's narrative about how he was obsessed with Lizzy ever since she was a kid and still dreams about her 8 years later. And I stopped reading right then and there because I loathe books that make creepy guys try to seem romantic. I just couldn't do it anymore.
Honestly I'm so g ...more
The main character , Elizabeth Moon was a lady after my own heart.. no kids, no marriage, strictly career driven and was dam good at what she did, until the passing of her grandmother turned her world upside down, inside out and brought back some very scary memories.
Having to return to the family farm to "tie up loose ends" Lizzy found herself back in the place were everything went wrong.
I loved the family dynamic that was represented ...more
This is a fun read, a solid romance with a hint of supernatural and a nice mystery. Unfortunately, the issues with the timeline continually took my head out of the story.
Althea met her daughter Rhanna's father and they saw the Spencer Tracy/Katherine Hepburn Movie Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, released in 1967. (She also said the called movies "pictures" back then, which I don't think they still did by 1967.) After she broke his heart, he shipped off to Vietnam where ...more