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Tears of the Moon
Tears of the Moon is the latest novel to be checked off my insanely long to be read list that never seems to stop growing. It is the second book in a three part series from bestselling author Nora Roberts.
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About Tears of the Moon
High above the tidy village of Ardmore on a windy cliff, there is magic and music in the air, and number 1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts will help you find it…
A talented songwriter, Shawn Gallagher spends his days lost in reverie and wonder, oblivious to the wiles of women and the ways of the world. He claims that he’s content with his life, but his music tells a different story—one of loneliness and desperate longing…
No one understands why Shawn doesn’t put his musical gift to profitable use—least of all Brenna O’Toole, a fiercely independent tomboy who has been secretly in love with him for years. But it is only when Shawn gives in to the mysteries of magic that he gets the chance to fulfill his destiny as a man and a musician.
Thoughts on Tears of the Moon
I had read all three books in this series many years ago and loved them. I was much younger. It is kind of interesting to me how books speak differently to me as I get older and my life changes.
Tears of the Moon took what seemed like forever to really get into this time. It didn’t grab me and suck me in. In fact, I struggled enough with it that I almost put it down this time and didn’t finish it. I’m glad I made it through, but it was more difficult than I had anticipated.
I loved the theme of family in this one, and the ending was better than I remember. But the fact it was such a struggle to get going with is something that has stuck out to me and made me a little bit irritable. Because I feel like there are so many other books I could have been reading instead. Maybe since being married, I don’t like reading about games when it comes to couples.
I remember the two main characters being hilarious and cute together when I read these years ago. Now I just find them both stubborn and annoying. There was a severe lack of depth and growth within the characters in this book.
Final Thoughts on Tears of the Moon
Tears of the Moon was a good book to read. But not remotely close to being a great book for me. It felt simple minded and almost stupid in a way. It’s great for an airplane ride, as you’ll finish it before the flight is done, but I certainly wouldn’t go back and read them a third time.
I found that so disappointing, the lack of real character development and simplicity of it. When I was younger and first read this series, I would have called it five stars all day long. Now it is a three star read at best, and I’ll likely have forgotten about it by the time I’m finished reading the next novel.
Have you read Tears of the Moon or any other writing from bestselling author Nora Roberts? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
About the Author
Nora Roberts is the number one New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Shelter in Place, Year One, Come Sundown, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than five hundred million copies of her books in print.
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More from Nora Roberts
Did you enjoy my review of Tears of the Moon? Need another great Nora Roberts novel to read? Here are my favorites!
Born in Fire
Born in Ice
Born in Shame
Jewels of the Sun
Heart of the Sea
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