‘Spinning the Moon’ by Karen White

stm-kwSTORY: In the Shadow of the Moon
When Laura Truitt first sees the dilapidated plantation house, she’s overcome by a sense of familiarity. Inside, the owner claims to have been waiting for years and offers an old photograph of a woman with Laura’s face. Soon afterwards, when a lunar eclipse inexplicably thrusts Laura back in time to Civil War Georgia, she finds herself fighting not just for her heart, but for her very survival…

Whispers of Goodbye
Alone and with nothing left to fear, Catherine deClaire Reed answers her sister’s desperate plea and travels to the cold comfort of her home in Reconstruction Louisiana. But Elizabeth is nowhere to be found. No one—including her husband—has seen her for days. Now, Catherine must search for her sister in a place where secrets wait behind every closed door…

stm-kw-audioREVIEW: I was gifted this audio CD by LibraryThing.com and was pleasantly surprised to find out that it contained two novels, and today I’ll review the firs one, having not heard the second one yet.

As an avid Diana Gabaldon fan of her Outlander series, I was happy to learn that Ms. White was not just a fan, but an author that has never written a book before she read Outlander, and decided that she just might try and write one herself. Good for her, I say! 

In the Shadow of the Moon was her debut which features time travel and that’s about the only thing that this story has in common with Gabaldon’s Outlander.

I must say that I was impressed with her prose as much as with the plot, pace and setting, which was south in the middle of the Civil War period. I also liked the characters, drama and suspense  this author created for her characters, main and secondary alike.

I also must give credit to the wonderful narrator, Susan Bennett, whose voice perfectly echo’s the time period, regardless of female or male voices.

I do recommend you either read or listen. It is a solid and entertaining story. Now off I go to the second one …..

Melanie for b2b

Complimentary audio CD’s won on LibraryThing.com

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