Thursday, April 30, 2020

MOONDROP MIRACLE by Jennifer Lamont Leo, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise

Triumph over tragedy.
Chicago 1928

Connie and Winston start their marriage out as comfortably wealthy and socially well-off. Then the bottom drops out of the economy and Win cannot handle things. Connie and her Aunt Pearl build a company around a product MOONDROP MIRACLE, and hold off the wolf at the door. Connie’s faith grows and her ingenuity and pluck take her places.

I liked the way the story started out in 1988 and that the main focus was the Roaring Twenties—flashback style. Then we see at the end how it all fits into place.

Connie learns first hand how God is steadfast and the faith of the people around her encourages her. The one thing I wish could have been expanded upon was the faith journey of Lawyer, Adam Devere.

Not only was this a great Rags-to-Riches-to a different kind of Riches, but I got a surprise in the setting. I grew up in Illinois very near the place outside of Chicago that Aunt Pearl had her fictional farm. This author hails from my girlhood stomping grounds! I love reading stories where the setting is personally familiar.

Fascinating, well filled-out characters and a captivating story.
* I received an ebook copy of this book from the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*

BackCover Blurb:
Chicago, 1928. Pampered socialite Connie Shepherd lives the kind of glossy life other women read about in the society pages. Engaged to a handsome financier, she spends her days and nights in a dizzying social round. When eccentric Aunt Pearl, an amateur chemist, offers her an unusual wedding present—the formula for a home-brewed skin tonic—Connie laughs it off. But when the Great Depression flings her privileged world into chaos and rocks her marriage to the core, will Aunt Pearl's strange gift provide the key to survival for Connie and her baby?

By turns heartbreaking and hope-filled, Moondrop Miracle tells the story of an extraordinary and unforgettable woman whose determination to succeed changes her life forever.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a cool novel. What fun that you knew the character's setting. I love when that happens. Makes the story all the more endearing! Great review, Paula!


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