Strawberry Moon

by Joy M. Lilley (Author)

Journey to France, where a family's secrets unravel dramatically.

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The Patterson family leaves the U.K. to begin a new life in France. St Severin, in the Dordogne, provides the backdrop for the family’s new home and all of the life-changing obstacles they are about to encounter. Maisie, who is almost seventeen, narrates this unpredictable story. Maisie struggles as she experiences the changes of coming of age, the pain of loss, and the rollercoaster ride of competing love interests. Maisie’s older brother, Dan, rebels over the move and frequently threatens to return to England when his studies are over. Dan starts an affair with a married French woman. After a few months in France, he goes missing which begins to unravel the family. What starts as an exciting move becomes more difficult with each passing chapter. Maisie is left navigating this complicated new world, all while trying to plan the rest of her adult life.

About the Author

Joy M. Lilley (Author)

Hello, My name is Joy Gerken,pen name Joy M. Lilley I write/blog[joymlilley.blogspot.ca] and was a trained nurse, all my working life, until I retired in 2015. My first novel is 'Figs, Vines and Roses' a tale of love and loss at the turn of the nineteenth century. My second novel is called 'The Liberty Bodice'.This is a completely different genre to the first novel and follows the trials and tribulations of a young girl working for the Special Operations Executive[S.O.E.]in W.W.2. You can also find my short story 'Lost and Found' published in Liphar short stories Vol 1.[Liphar short stories}by Liphar magazine. In 2016 my novella 'Times pendulum swings again' was published. This tells of a hospital romance that starts well, until the truth about the surgical registrar admitting to his nurse girlfriend that he is married with two sons back home in Nepal. I am hoping to release my forth publication 'Strawberry moon' a crime, mystery set in the Dordogne, France.

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I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery novel. Wish I had found out who the murderer was!