Book Review: Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon


Captivating. Magical. Beautiful. Valley of the Moon is  a time travel romance.

Valley of the Moon cover

In 1975, Lux is a single mom who is struggling to make her way as a waitress when she discovers an idyllic community in the Sonoma Valley. Greengage, is a farm, she meets Joseph and his family and friends in a community of workers who share an egalitarian philosophy. In Greenage it is 1906. Yes. Time travel. Gaps in time.

Lux finds herself torn between her ties to the modern world, her adored son Benno, her best friend Rhonda, her estranged parents, and the first place she has ever felt truly at home.

This is my very first experience with time travel in a book. I struggled with having to suspend reality, this isn’t real kept popping up in in the beginning, but then I let it all go and started to enjoy the story.

Now, I still maintain that I am not a fan of Lux. But I genuinely enjoyed this book. There are so many lovely moments mixed with heart rending moments. This is tale of love, grow and the real meaning of family.

I got this book from NetGalley and Ballentine Books in exchange for my review. Also the publishers kindly shared an excerpt from chapter one of Valley of the Moon, you can read it here.

Has anyone read any time travel novels? Did you struggle with the twists of time and the nonlinear storyline?

Happy Wednesday.

Happy reading.


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