Beneath the Patchwork Moon (A Hope Springs Novel)
About the Book:
In Hope Springs, Texas, every first love deserves a second chance.
Luna Meadows wove a successful career out of creating the sumptuous, richly hued scarves that adorn Hollywood’s elite. Now she wants to give back to her hometown of Hope Springs, Texas, by creating a community arts center on the property that once belonged to her best friend: a talented musician named Sierra who perished in a car crash at age eighteen. As Luna sorts through the personal belongings left in the Caffey family’s former home, she confronts her own guilt and memories. But when Angelo Caffey—Sierra’s brother and Luna’s first love—returns unexpectedly, Luna must also face the pain of their long-ago relationship.
Headstrong, handsome Angelo walked away from Hope Springs—and Luna—eight years ago. But this time, he’s staying until he gets his answers. Still haunted by Sierra’s mysterious accident, he demands to know the secrets Luna has harbored all these years. But will revealing the truth leave Luna heartbroken? Or can she finally bury the past and help Angelo come home for good?
I enjoyed this romance, which was better written than many are. Besides developing the relationship between Angelo and Luna, we explore the relationship between Luna and her high school best friend. Family relationships are also explored and we see how two people view the life of one family in very different ways. Luna is named for a moth and we see her coming out of her chrysalis and developing into the woman she was meant to be. I definitely recommend this book to fans of romance novels.
Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy via NetGalley. Grade: B+.