Friday, August 22, 2014

Halfa Moon by Joan Bannan (Book Review)

Halfa Moon

by Joan Bannan

(I received this book for review purposes.)


Genre- Christian / Fiction

Publisher- Abbott Press

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 243

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- Paperback, $17.99, ISBN: 978-1-4582-1185-9

Meg Randallman has been suffering from guilt and misunderstanding for over seventeen years in Halfa Moon, by Joan Bannan.  Meg was four years old when her six-year-old sister died protecting her.  Her mother then takes Meg and her little brother away from the rest of their family.

Norma, Meg’s mother, takes them to California, where she marries and the children have many advantages.  Meg is tutored at home where she excels at her studies and music.  She becomes friends with her stepfather’s mother, where she is accepted and loved. 

Now it is time for her first job, in cyber security.  She is filling a position that was held by a woman who was murdered.  Is she now in danger?  Will she always suffer from the death of her sister?

About the Author:

Joan Bannan currently lives in Northern California.  She has written four nonfiction books.

My thoughts:  

Halfa Moon, by Joan Bannan, was well written.  I usually do not like books when they are written from the first person point-of-view, but Bannan wrote this book like it was a memoir.  I really became intrigued, because of the way it was written.

Meg Randallman went through so much as a four-year-old, when her older sister died protecting her.  She even had to go through the trauma of her mom taking them away (Meg and her younger brother, Ray) away from their dad.  Of course, as a young child she blamed herself for everything and then kept it hidden for many years.  I think she should have spoken up and said what was going on.  She grew up to be a successful young woman thanks to her opportunities and her stepfather’s mother.  It was reassuring that she was able to succeed despite her trials.

I recommend this book to all adults.  I think women will appreciate it more than men.

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Disclosure of Material Connection- I received a free copy of Halfa Moon, by Joan Bannan, to review.  I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.  I am part of The CWA Review CrewAll links were current when posted.

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