The Last of the Moon Girls
A novel of secrets, memory, family, and forgiveness by the bestselling author of When Never Comes. Lizzy Moon never wanted Moon Girl Farm. Eight years ago, she left the land that nine generations of gifted healers had tended, determined to distance herself from the whispers about her family’s strange legacy. But when her beloved grandmother Althea dies, Lizzy must return and face the tragedy still hanging over the farm’s withered lavender fields: the unsolved murders of two young girls, and the cruel accusations that followed Althea to her grave.Lizzy wants nothing more than to sell the farm and return to her life in New York, until she discovers a journal Althea left for her—a Book of Remembrances meant to help Lizzy embrace her own special gifts. When she reconnects with Andrew Greyson, one of the few in town who believed in Althea’s innocence, she resolves to clear her grandmother’s name.But to do so, she’ll have to decide if she can accept her legacy and whether to follow in the footsteps of all the Moon women who came before her.

The Last of the Moon Girls Details

TitleThe Last of the Moon Girls
Author
ReleaseAug 1st, 2020
PublisherLake Union Publishing
Rating
GenreFiction, Mystery

The Last of the Moon Girls Review

  • Eldonna Edwards
    January 1, 1970
    I just finished this gorgeous book and was blown away by the artful use of language and skilled storytelling. Author Barbara Davis uses a fine brush to draw complex, colorful characters, including a fiercely independent protagonist whose greatest obstacle is her own self-limiting beliefs. Steeped in equal parts magical realism and dark mystery, The Last of the Moon Girls is a captivating story that will leave you under its luminous spell long after you turn the last page. Do yourself a favor and I just finished this gorgeous book and was blown away by the artful use of language and skilled storytelling. Author Barbara Davis uses a fine brush to draw complex, colorful characters, including a fiercely independent protagonist whose greatest obstacle is her own self-limiting beliefs. Steeped in equal parts magical realism and dark mystery, The Last of the Moon Girls is a captivating story that will leave you under its luminous spell long after you turn the last page. Do yourself a favor and pre-order this book.*Thanks to the publisher and the author for an advance review copy in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Barbara White
    January 1, 1970
    THE LAST OF THE MOON GIRLS is an intoxicating page-turner wrapped around an unsolved double homicide. It’s the story of Elzibeth, a successful perfume maker with a closely guarded secret: she can read people by their scent. Her unique gift is a legacy and a curse, because it identifies her as the last in a long line of mystical women.Mothers, grandmothers, and healers, the Moon women have deep roots in a small New England community that has treated them with suspicion and fear and, in the last d THE LAST OF THE MOON GIRLS is an intoxicating page-turner wrapped around an unsolved double homicide. It’s the story of Elzibeth, a successful perfume maker with a closely guarded secret: she can read people by their scent. Her unique gift is a legacy and a curse, because it identifies her as the last in a long line of mystical women.Mothers, grandmothers, and healers, the Moon women have deep roots in a small New England community that has treated them with suspicion and fear and, in the last decade, labeled Elzibeth's grandmother, Althea, a murderer. When Althea dies, Elzibeth reluctantly leaves her New York world for the ailing family farm and discovers a treasure trove of her grandmother's wisdom, written down in The Book of Remembrances. The story that follows is a unique blend of herbal healing, dark truths, and family secrets. Add a sexy neighbor, and townsfolk who don't want Elizabeth digging up the past, and THE LAST OF THE MOON GIRLS is a compelling read. As Elzibeth struggles to honor her legacy and write her own future, we discover Barbara Davis at her best!
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  • Bambi Rathman
    January 1, 1970
    For some people family legacy and history can be something they want no part of. This is the case for Lizzy Moon, or her proper name, Elzibeth Moon,"She couldn't even have a normal name", the last in the line of gifted healers she's descended from. Nine generations have come before her and now it all comes down to Lizzy. She's inherited the Moon Girl Farm from her grandmother, Althea, after she passes away. Lizzy has been gone from the farm for eight years making her own future away from the fin For some people family legacy and history can be something they want no part of. This is the case for Lizzy Moon, or her proper name, Elzibeth Moon,"She couldn't even have a normal name", the last in the line of gifted healers she's descended from. Nine generations have come before her and now it all comes down to Lizzy. She's inherited the Moon Girl Farm from her grandmother, Althea, after she passes away. Lizzy has been gone from the farm for eight years making her own future away from the finger pointing, humiliation and mostly the rejection of her own mother, Rhanna. Now she's faced with returning to her childhood memories and saying goodbye once and for all. Her grandmother has left her a library of nine journals, "Books of Remembrances", all written by her ancestors with one story still to be told. Hers. What will be the story in Lizzy's journal? Will she even write a single word in it? She has no desire to be connected to or keep Moon Girl Farm. She's the Last of the Moon Girls and the sooner that happens, the better. As Lizzy returns to the farm to prepare to sell it, she feels a pull to clear her grandmother's name for the awful deaths of two young girls found in the pond on the property. Opening wounds of a town that has no tolerance for the Moon Girls is risky but she knows in her heart who her grandmother was. Finding the truth is her one last gift to her grandmother. Thus I began the journey with Lizzy. From the prologue that magickly captured me with the voice of Althea, through the pages of Lizzy's journey, Ms. Davis' storytelling skills had me lost in them. Turning them with anticipation, eager to follow Lizzy through the emotional challenges of her choices and where they would lead. I fell into the history, magick and the beliefs of the Moon Girls as Lizzy remembers her childhood. The characters of Evvie, Rhanna, and Andrew are descriptively written and intricately woven through Lizzy's decisions and emotional choices. I loved how the final written words of Althea to Lizzy were perfectly inserted as the story unfolded. Guiding Lizzy as she faced forgiving and letting go. Helping her with the choices she needed to make. For me this was an enthralling escape into a beautifully written story. It was the story of Lizzy. A Moon Girl. What would the words be that filled "The Book of Elzibeth"? "There are a hundred names for what we are-and all of them are wrong. Because we're not one thing. We're many things." The journey for each of us is unique. Lizzy's journey was a generational legacy that she trekked through to discover her place in that lineage. I want to thank Ms. Davis for the copy of this intriguing and intricately written book. I am very honored for the opportunity to have read it. I loved it! All opinions and thoughts are my heartfelt own. It's a five star read for me.
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  • Bette Crosby
    January 1, 1970
    The Last of the Moon Girls is an enchanting tale of letting go and finding forgiveness. You will fall in love with Althea’s sage advice and her magical Book of Remembrances, and root for Lizzy as she opens up the past to make way for the future. A five-star must read. –
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  • Linda 📚
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed the story.
  • Jenny Belk
    January 1, 1970
    I was most fortunate to receive an advanced reader copy of this exquisite book. There aren't enough positive adjectives to express the pleasure I got reading these pages. The author has a talent for bringing vivid characters, beautiful settings and weaving heartfelt words into a magical experience. This tale is one of regrets, redemption, finding oneself and ultimately finding forgiveness and love. It's about righting wrongs, finding overlooked answers to a tragic event and the characters kept m I was most fortunate to receive an advanced reader copy of this exquisite book. There aren't enough positive adjectives to express the pleasure I got reading these pages. The author has a talent for bringing vivid characters, beautiful settings and weaving heartfelt words into a magical experience. This tale is one of regrets, redemption, finding oneself and ultimately finding forgiveness and love. It's about righting wrongs, finding overlooked answers to a tragic event and the characters kept me flipping the pages far into the night. The answers will rock the small town and all of its inhabitants. The chapters are filled with suspense as the plot thickens. Will the truth come out and free the Moon Girls of the unjust accusations they have suffered from for years. Will love for family survive the scandal and will the characters find the chance for new beginnings? I can highly recommend this one. I give it five big, fat stars. Well Done. This is my unsolicited review.
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  • Louise
    January 1, 1970
    I'm rounding this up to three stars,as I'm struggling to know how properly to rate it.Whilst it was a pleasant enough read,I felt it was too predictable in many of its plot lines,right from the beginning.I also spent the whole book wondering why you'd wait for someone to die to decide to clear their name...
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  • Susan Peterson
    January 1, 1970
    "Each of us comes in to the world with a story to tell." For Lizzy Moon, she thought she knew what her story would be. She'd left her childhood home with all of its memories and heartaches, and had built a new, successful life for herself. When she returns to Moon Girl Farm following the death of her grandmother, old wounds are reopened, but so are the possibilities of a life she never dreamed she could have. This hauntingly beautiful novel transcends genre--it is a mystery, it is magical, it is "Each of us comes in to the world with a story to tell." For Lizzy Moon, she thought she knew what her story would be. She'd left her childhood home with all of its memories and heartaches, and had built a new, successful life for herself. When she returns to Moon Girl Farm following the death of her grandmother, old wounds are reopened, but so are the possibilities of a life she never dreamed she could have. This hauntingly beautiful novel transcends genre--it is a mystery, it is magical, it is a story of legacy and reconciliation and home. I was so drawn to Lizzy, enthralled by her story, her doubts, her fears, her dreams; I felt every step of her journey to find herself, to reconcile her past, to follow her heart, and to write her own story, to find her magick. My heart was completely engaged while reading this book, as I went though a myriad of emotions; there were times my heart nearly stopped, times my heart was broken, times my heart was hopeful, times my heart was overflowing with love.
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  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON AUGUST 1.What is it like to be the last of the Moon girls?Ms. Davis outdid herself with THE LAST OF THE MOON GIRLS. We are treated to her beautiful pull-you-in story telling skills and storyline, a strong female character, a mystery, family ties, and love. THE LAST OF THE MOON GIRLS is a sweet read that includes suspense and a little bit of magic.This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Elly
    January 1, 1970
    Very very mixed. Some of it was intriguing (the soap making, the magick, the relationships between generation, small town contrast and how stigmas work). Some of it as downright awful (the soppy romance with the creepy guy whose been obsessed with the heroine his whole life, who can’t help but “rescue” her, even when she’s been very clear she does not need rescuing). Prince Charming isn’t meant to be creepy, but this one certainly is. Hated the book that was left that just so happened to have to Very very mixed. Some of it was intriguing (the soap making, the magick, the relationships between generation, small town contrast and how stigmas work). Some of it as downright awful (the soppy romance with the creepy guy whose been obsessed with the heroine his whole life, who can’t help but “rescue” her, even when she’s been very clear she does not need rescuing). Prince Charming isn’t meant to be creepy, but this one certainly is. Hated the book that was left that just so happened to have to what the character needed in it (what an awful character dev technique) and hated the “romance” passages. Also, I found it relatively predictable, calling out the murderer when they first appeared and why after her chat with the Mum. Some of the predictability wasn’t so bad though (Ben from the hardware store!)Overall I felt this book was weakened by what I saw as an unnecessarily dominant romance plot line, and would have enjoyed it much more if whatshisface had had a less prominent role, allowing our heroine to work through all the things herself without the need to be rescued over and over. She ended up using him as a crutch, which blah. Also, the part of waiting till someone dies before you go around digging shit up... her motivation just seemed way too light in that regard. I wish there had been more gravity to her initial intention. Overall, a good read but spoilt by trying to “round out” the book with a bad romance plot line.
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  • Kerry Anne King
    January 1, 1970
    Woven through the compelling mystery and suspense that keep the pages of The Last Moon Girl turning is a story of a powerful family legacy and the discovery of the best kind of magic—that of embracing our own gifts and finding our place in the world. A glorious, shimmering read that resonated in my soul long after I finished reading.
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  • GoodlyWitch
    January 1, 1970
    The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara Davis is well-written, full of twists and turns, and not quite predictable. Bordering on the edge of magic, it is part mystery, part love story, and part fairytale, all rolled up into a story that is as intriguing as it is hard to put down. I loved it and easily got lost in the story, which is what I always hope for in a well-written novel. With likable characters, bits of folklore here and there, and a hint of magic, it bewitches the reader into falling und The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara Davis is well-written, full of twists and turns, and not quite predictable. Bordering on the edge of magic, it is part mystery, part love story, and part fairytale, all rolled up into a story that is as intriguing as it is hard to put down. I loved it and easily got lost in the story, which is what I always hope for in a well-written novel. With likable characters, bits of folklore here and there, and a hint of magic, it bewitches the reader into falling under its spell of magic and mystery to the last page. Barbara Davis did her homework, as the witchy aspects of the story are accurate and delivered in a respectful manner rather than the often sensationalized manner that some authors employ when writing about witches and the craft. Just as important, Ms. Davis has a strong command of English grammar and mechanics, making the story a pleasure to read without the burden of deciphering blatant errors. Witches are a popular subject in fiction, and those looking for a book about witches will not be disappointed, even though that aspect of the story is more subtle. Mostly the book focuses on the themes of acceptance, unconditional love, and what it means to be an outsider. I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone wanting to escape into the pages of a book with a story that feels like the reader has walked into a fairytale.
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  • Jackie
    January 1, 1970
    An absolutely enchanting novel with a splash of magic! This book shines much brighter than the stars I can rate it! I loved the main character Lizzy Moon and her very relatable feelings on her family. Filled with mystery from her past she can not move forward until she resolved things she left behind years ago when she left home. While finding her true self she finds love and forgiveness that was always there, she just needed to open herself up to it. Masterfully written from page one right to t An absolutely enchanting novel with a splash of magic! This book shines much brighter than the stars I can rate it! I loved the main character Lizzy Moon and her very relatable feelings on her family. Filled with mystery from her past she can not move forward until she resolved things she left behind years ago when she left home. While finding her true self she finds love and forgiveness that was always there, she just needed to open herself up to it. Masterfully written from page one right to the end I savored every minute of this book! This book brought tears to my eyes and squeezed my heart. Thank you Lake Union Publishing and the author for my copy. All thoughts are mine and mine alone.
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  • Karen Trosterud
    January 1, 1970
    I adored this story filled with amazing characters!!! Their warmth will stay with me for a long time!!! Highly highly recommend this book! You won’t be sorry! #netgalley
  • Terry
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve read all of Barbara Davis’s books. The audio version of When Never Comes nursed me as I recovered from my broken wrist in 2018. The Last of Moon Girls, Barbara’s latest, is a brilliantly crafted story. Tight writing is Barbara’s jam, and this book does not disappoint. Not only is the story well plotted, but Ms. Davis’s sentences invoke a rich feel of magic in this charmingly witchy story. The author takes us full circle as her characters explore important memes such as tradition, loyalty, a I’ve read all of Barbara Davis’s books. The audio version of When Never Comes nursed me as I recovered from my broken wrist in 2018. The Last of Moon Girls, Barbara’s latest, is a brilliantly crafted story. Tight writing is Barbara’s jam, and this book does not disappoint. Not only is the story well plotted, but Ms. Davis’s sentences invoke a rich feel of magic in this charmingly witchy story. The author takes us full circle as her characters explore important memes such as tradition, loyalty, and confronting darkness. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I would give it ten stars if I could.
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  • Patricia Sands
    January 1, 1970
    This Intriguing story grabbed me from the beginning and did not let go. At times gentle and magical and other times dark and frightening, the journey Lizzy Moon undertakes swept me along as she reluctantly returned to the farm where her family has lived for nine generations. Her planned short stay changes when she discovers a journal her recently deceased grandmother, Althea, has left for her. Filled with wisdom, counsel, and the magical qualities of the herbs and plants on the farm, Lizzy’s wor This Intriguing story grabbed me from the beginning and did not let go. At times gentle and magical and other times dark and frightening, the journey Lizzy Moon undertakes swept me along as she reluctantly returned to the farm where her family has lived for nine generations. Her planned short stay changes when she discovers a journal her recently deceased grandmother, Althea, has left for her. Filled with wisdom, counsel, and the magical qualities of the herbs and plants on the farm, Lizzy’s world is deeply affected. She not only begins to question her approach to life but also becomes determined to solve a terrible double murder that threatened the very legacy of the Moon family. A most satisfying page turner, made all the better by the obvious in-depth research Barbara Davis combines with her lyrical writing.
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  • Annette
    January 1, 1970
    Sometimes you can go back home. Lizzie returns to her ancestral home after her Grandma dies. There she finds nothing has really changed in the town. She’s determined to find out the truth to what happened years ago .This book hooked me from page one, kept me turning the pages late lastnight. It had mystery, magic and romance!I loved it! Thanks to Netgalley for the early copy
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    This is a murder mystery, but oh so much more. Legacies not realized. Journals from the past. Lessons to be learned. There's even a bit of subtle magick scattered here and there. Relationships thought long gone may just have a little life left in them. By the end of this book I was completely riveted and absorbed. I honestly didn't want to put it down when it was finished. Even though it came to it's natural conclusion, I wished that I could continue in Lizzy's story for as long as possible to s This is a murder mystery, but oh so much more. Legacies not realized. Journals from the past. Lessons to be learned. There's even a bit of subtle magick scattered here and there. Relationships thought long gone may just have a little life left in them. By the end of this book I was completely riveted and absorbed. I honestly didn't want to put it down when it was finished. Even though it came to it's natural conclusion, I wished that I could continue in Lizzy's story for as long as possible to see what was in store for her next. Barbara Davis has skillfully woven a magical tale to immerse yourself in that embraces more than just one genre and will leave you with one of those book hangovers that will keep you thinking about it long after it's done. I am a new fan, and will definitely be reading more of her books as time goes on. Thank you Lake Union Publishing for signing such awesome authors. I've yet to be disappointed. And thank you Barbara Davis for the gift of an advanced reader's copy in exchange for a fair and honest review and for writing such a perfect story.
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  • Kristin
    January 1, 1970
    Lizzy, at 36, is forced to rectify the life she built for herself with the legacy her family has left her, and she alone has to decide which matters more. Barbara Davis’ writing is stunning and I felt for Lizzy through and through.THE LAST OF THE MOON GIRLS is reminiscent of two of my all time favorites, Sarah Addison Allen's GARDEN SPELLS and Alice Hoffman's PRACTICAL MAGIC, because it's witchy, full of plant magic, and painfully human. So many thanks to Barbara Davis and Lake Union for the sne Lizzy, at 36, is forced to rectify the life she built for herself with the legacy her family has left her, and she alone has to decide which matters more. Barbara Davis’ writing is stunning and I felt for Lizzy through and through.THE LAST OF THE MOON GIRLS is reminiscent of two of my all time favorites, Sarah Addison Allen's GARDEN SPELLS and Alice Hoffman's PRACTICAL MAGIC, because it's witchy, full of plant magic, and painfully human. So many thanks to Barbara Davis and Lake Union for the sneak peek!
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  • Tammy Morse
    January 1, 1970
    Barbara did a wonderful job on The Last Of The Moon Girls. It was one book that I couldn't put down. I thought the way Lizzy Moon had to hear about her grandmother passing was terrible then that she was left the Moon Girl Farm. But she left because she went to school to get the job she wanted to do and that was to make perfume and she loved doing it . She didn't want to follow the Moon family way of living. She also felt that she wanted to live a normal life and that was like in New York. Then w Barbara did a wonderful job on The Last Of The Moon Girls. It was one book that I couldn't put down. I thought the way Lizzy Moon had to hear about her grandmother passing was terrible then that she was left the Moon Girl Farm. But she left because she went to school to get the job she wanted to do and that was to make perfume and she loved doing it . She didn't want to follow the Moon family way of living. She also felt that she wanted to live a normal life and that was like in New York. Then when she returned to Salem Creek she wanted to clear her grandma's name about what happened to the Gilman girls. She started asking question and things started happened. She also had help from the same guy that helped her in school. Andrew Greyson has been in love with her since he first saw her as he told her. he was always there to protector her. He was her knight when she was need to be saved. He also told her he would always be there for her. He was there 18 years and he would be there 80 more if he had to be. He was in love with in love with her and she was in love with him she just didn't want to admit it because she thought she couldn't have the happily - ever- after relationship. A lot has happened in the time she was there. She read her grandmother book and she had learned a lot from it. She also got to know her mother and her grandmothers book and that made her see things can change. This was a book show that when something happens to a family sometime it takes work to bring you closer together and a friend to help you see that maybe a second chance is all that is needed. Second is all anyone sometimes need like with Andrew and Lizzy you don't know what is going to happen because the story keeps you turning the pages. Barbara's description was there I felt like I was there. Even thought I live close to where Barbara lives and based the book from New Hampshire I felt the pain and tears that came with the book. Barbara Thank You for letting me read your work it was incredible and amazing to get the feeling of your writing .
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  • Mike Finn
    January 1, 1970
    The Last Of The Moon Girls' is a catchy title. The cover is eye-catching and has a wistful feel to it.The premise also has promise: our heroine is the last of a long line of Moon women, each gifted in their own special way, who have lived at Moon Farm in a small New England town. She's stepped away from The Path, fleeing the farm after her grandmother is assumed to have murderer two dead girls whose bodies are found on the farm. Eight years later, after her grandmother's death, our heroine retur The Last Of The Moon Girls' is a catchy title. The cover is eye-catching and has a wistful feel to it.The premise also has promise: our heroine is the last of a long line of Moon women, each gifted in their own special way, who have lived at Moon Farm in a small New England town. She's stepped away from The Path, fleeing the farm after her grandmother is assumed to have murderer two dead girls whose bodies are found on the farm. Eight years later, after her grandmother's death, our heroine returns to tidy up affairs and stays to clear her grandmother's name.Sounds like the basis for a good mystery/thriller with a twist of magic to add spice.But it isn't.From what I've seen so far, this is a romance. It's wrapped in an investigation into the murder of the two girls and tied up with a bow of pagan magic but its got in its DNA it's a Romance.I could roll with that except I don't find the people believable. Our heroine seems barely to have grown up. The man helping her is so nice, butter wouldn't melt. The woman staying at the farm is a psychic from central casting.Everything seems a little too neat and tidy to be real. It's like those shows on American TV where the actors all seem to have been taught the same set of facial expressions so that they can emote on command: I always know what they mean. I just don't believe they really mean it.If you're looking for a cosy New England romance with a few trope twists and a garnish of mystery and magic then I think you'd enjoy 'The Last Of The Moon Girls'.I'm setting it aside as a poor buying decision on my part or at least a poor selection from the free books Amazon offered this month.
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  • Jamie Jack
    January 1, 1970
    A Family’s GiftsWhat a delightful read this book was! I loved the author's evocative imagery and beautifully crafted characters. She even managed to create believable characters who are dead! The prologue pulled me right in and made me curious about both Althea and the mystery that bothered her even after her death. This book touches on so many themes that can tug at the heart: loss, longing, generational family dynamics, legacies, special gifts, seeking justice, and more. Just because these hea A Family’s GiftsWhat a delightful read this book was! I loved the author's evocative imagery and beautifully crafted characters. She even managed to create believable characters who are dead! The prologue pulled me right in and made me curious about both Althea and the mystery that bothered her even after her death. This book touches on so many themes that can tug at the heart: loss, longing, generational family dynamics, legacies, special gifts, seeking justice, and more. Just because these heavier issues are addressed, don't assume that this is a dry and boring read, as it is very far from that. In fact, I found the author to have an inviting, smooth, and easy-to-read style that made it easy to keep the pages turning so I could find out more about Lizzy (our heroine) and the other “Moon girls.” Lizzy is not comfortable with her family's legacy or her particular gift. As such, she is unsure what to do now that she is the guardian of the family knowledge, including the amazing books of remembrance written by her ancestors. The author seems to have done a lot of research about this type of wise women healer. If you like well-written books that combine magical realism with a murder mystery, you may very well enjoy this book as much as I did.My book blog: https://www.readingfanaticreviews.com
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  • Nancy Timmerman
    January 1, 1970
    Barbara Davis has written a hauntingly beautiful story of family history and belonging in her novel “The Last of the Moon Girls.” It brought me sadness of what life would be like without my own family. The beauty of the story, though, gave some insight on the power of forgiveness. The story reminds you that family history can never be forgotten. Lizzy Moon, the main character, has some difficult decisions after her Grandmother, Althea, dies. Althea leaves her journal to Lizzy. “You're all that's Barbara Davis has written a hauntingly beautiful story of family history and belonging in her novel “The Last of the Moon Girls.” It brought me sadness of what life would be like without my own family. The beauty of the story, though, gave some insight on the power of forgiveness. The story reminds you that family history can never be forgotten. Lizzy Moon, the main character, has some difficult decisions after her Grandmother, Althea, dies. Althea leaves her journal to Lizzy. “You're all that's left, the last and best of us.” Lizzy wants to forget that she is part of generations of women who were gifted healers. She does not want to leave her life in New York to go back to her childhood home on Moon Girl Farms. She needs to return to sell the farm but is shattered to find the property deteriorated and the lavender fields in decline. To make matters worse, the town is harassing her about the unsolved murders of two young girls that taunted her Grandmother to the end of her days. I absolutely loved this book including the stunning cover! It gave me feelings from heartbreak to cheering for Lizzy as she struggles with her decisions. Barbara Davis has such a beautiful talent for tapping into the readers' emotions, creating excitement to read the next page. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting a book that will keep you captivated and will echo in your mind well after you have closed the back cover. I am so grateful to receive an advance reader's copy in a giveaway from the author in exchange for an honest and fair review.
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  • Tena
    January 1, 1970
    The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara Davis is a must-read! I was totally immersed in the story from the opening paragraph. Lizzy Moon brings the reader into her world and Davis keeps us there with vivid descriptions, real characters and a storyline that keeps us guessing. Lizzy returns to her deceased grandmother's farm to prepare it to sell. She will gather a few personal belongings and list the farm with a realtor. After that, Lizzy plans to hightail it back to New York and never return to th The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara Davis is a must-read! I was totally immersed in the story from the opening paragraph. Lizzy Moon brings the reader into her world and Davis keeps us there with vivid descriptions, real characters and a storyline that keeps us guessing. Lizzy returns to her deceased grandmother's farm to prepare it to sell. She will gather a few personal belongings and list the farm with a realtor. After that, Lizzy plans to hightail it back to New York and never return to the small New Hampshire town again. But past ghosts, a murder that destroyed her family and the return of someone she hoped to never see again throw Lizzy's plans out the window. Maybe the generations of the Moon girls that planted roots on the farm have a stronger hold on Lizzy than she realized. I usually fly through a book, anxious to see how it ends. I really didn't want The Last of the Moon Girls to end. I would love a sequel but, for now, I plan on reading more by Barbara Davis and can only hope the rest of her books are as good as this one.
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  • Sandy
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book. I love the way this author writes. The herbs for soaps and cures had me smelling the scents as described. The story was a good one; an old murder gets new eyes on it to clear the Moon name, a new friend with honey bees, forgiveness, healing relationships, and a bit of romance. This was my July Amazon Prime pick and very glad I chose it. You can’t go wrong with this author.
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  • Rebekah Zhao
    January 1, 1970
    There is comfort to be found in a sweet story that is fairly predictable. This is a fine example. Almost enough to be a Hallmark movie, but saved by some interesting details and like able characters.
  • Teri Stich
    January 1, 1970
    So enjoyed this book. That perfect touch of magic to make it enchanting, with mystery, dysfunctional family relationships, just the right amount of romance. Sure to please. The characters work, the writing smooth, the story flows. It is one you don't want to put down. Highly recommended to all
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  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it!!!I haven't devoured a book like I did this in quite a while! I found it to be like a mix of Sarah Addison Allen and Cathy Lamb. If you want a book to draw you in and distract you from the crazy world, this one could do it for you! :) Looking forward to the next one of hers I already bought while reading this one!
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  • Cynthia
    January 1, 1970
    Great vacation read. A bit of romance, a bit of mystery, a bit of magic and a family of strong women. Just the thing for a relaxing read.
  • Jeri Paull
    January 1, 1970
    Perfect summer read. Light, but not fluffy; characters I cared about and a decent mystery. It dealt with some hard subjects that gave it some weight.
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