Ибо так возлюбил Бог мир, что отдал Сына Своего Единородного, дабы всякий верующий в Него, не погиб, но имел хизнь вечную.
While I receive many books in exchange for review, I am never required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my very own.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

JustRead Tours: Review: Ruby Moon by Jenny Knipfer

Find the full tour schedule on the landing page: https://justreadtours.com/2020/08/03/welcome-to-the-by-the-light-of-the-moon-blog-tour-giveaway/


Title: Ruby Moon
Series: By the Light of the Moon #1
Author: Jenny Knipfer
Release Date: December 2019
Genre: Inspirational Historical Romance 

On the shores of Lake Superior in Ontario during the mid 1890's, Jenay, a young woman of mixed French and Ojibwe descent, must survive the trauma of causing a horrific accident.
Amidst this drama, Jenay is caught in a web spun by Renault, a rich, charming man who once threatened ruination of her father's shipping company but now seeks something even more valuable...
Jenay must find where her strength lies in order to face the challenges life brings her or be washed away like driftwood on the tumultuous shores of Lake Superior. Life's richest dramas are played out under the banner of two ruby colored moons and become the hidden gems which forge her into a mature strong woman. Jenay realizes God is by her side, using even the harsh events of life to create something precious in her.

Ruby Moon is a lovely tale of grief and growth and love and life. Oddly enough, this book that is geared towards adults has a protagonist who is 15/16 for most, if not all, of the book. I loved the characters in this story, and I'm hoping to see more of them in the coming days as I dive into Blue Moon and Silver Moon. I truly enjoyed the story and the premise of the book. I found it fairly unique, which is hard to achieve when you're on your 3000th Christian fiction ;) (I actually have no clue how many I've read... don't quote me on that, haha) There are a number of different perspectives, sometimes we switch back and forth between first and third person, sometimes between past and present tense. And the cover is gorgeous
A few things that really did bug me- there was so much telling instead of showing. A lot of descriptions of people and places were info-dumped instead of coming out naturally through dialogue or actions.  I also wish that sometimes we could have just told the story in order rather than jumping back two days in a memory. (The bigger jumps didn't bother me, but when it's just a few days, just tell it straight) The accents were also slightly distracting, and didn't produce the right sounds in my heads like most good book accents do.
Overall, I liked the book a lot and I'm excited to read the next one (Especially since this book ended on what I consider a cliffhanger) but there were still things that made me want to throw the book in frustration. 

I received this book complimentary and this is my honest review.

Jenny's Website: https://jennyknipfer.com/
Buy the book on Amazon: Click Here

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(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and a necklace made by the author!  

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight August 3, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on August 10, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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