10/7/13

Under the Blackberry Moon


Moon Song and her newborn son find safety in a lumber camp for the winter, but as the weather turns warmer, she and her new friends know it is time for her to return home.  Skypilot, one of the trusted lumbermen, takes the steamship up the river with her, to see her safely through the start of the journey.  When plans unexpectedly change, they must rely on each other to survive, and as their relationship grows questions must be asked and answered:  "Can she leave her culture to enter his? Can he leave his world to enter hers? Or will they simply walk away from a love that seems too complicated to last?"
 I have not read much fiction about Native Americans.  The characters and setting in Under a Blackberry Moon are unique and interesting.  The plot has drama, action, relationship, and a strong Christian worldview.  I would probably use the word average in describing it.  It will not make any of my top ten lists, but it is an enjoyable read.

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