Tuesday, July 8, 2014

"Halfa Moon" by Joan Bannan

Joan Bannan/ Halfa Moon
ISBN: 978-1-4582-1185-9 | List Price: $17.99 | Format: Softcover | Page Count: 243

ISBN: 978-1-4582-1184-2| List Price: $35.99 | Format: Hardcover | Page Count: 243

ISBN: 978-1-4582-1183-5 | List Price: $3.99 | Format: eBook 

| Page Count: 243

Here is a link to a video for Halfa Moon

Halfa Moon is a story about a young girl’s journey from innocence to experience.

If affluence, brains, and beauty were all that mattered, Meg Randallman had it made. But Meg’s life began with two tragedies that haunt her gifted life with guilt and confusion.

After graduating from Stanford with honors, Meg seems destined to take a job in cyber security at “the Lab,” where she finds friendship and romance. She also finds herself in the cross-hairs of corporate espionage when she fills a position formerly held by a woman who was murdered.

My Review:Halfa  Moon is a five star book. 

This book covers everything I think: bullying, child abuse, kidnapping, murder,attempted murder,adultery,drug use and cancer but these things are not in great details and even has a police officer talking about stupid crooks that " tried to pull an ATM machine out of a cement sidewalk with a truck and it pulled the truck's bumper off instead, so they drove away leaving the license plate chained to the ATM.  This story is also about real love. I even learned about sugar and salt when making bread!
This novel is fiction but reads like it is real.This book also brought home once again,don't hold bitterness and grudges, for you never know when the chance to say "I'm sorry" or "I love you" is going to be taken away from you and you will have to live with regret and sorrow that you never took the chance to make things right when you had the chance!

This story is a great read and really hard to put down because you just have to see if there is a happy ending and if the murder is solved!  The twists and turns in this novel were so exciting and the ending is really super!

The details in this book are so well written that you can picture the events happening in front of you.  There were  moments in this story that had me crying for Meg! The ending was a real surprise to me but one that left me really feeling that all things good and bad happen for a reason if we just believe!

I recommend this book to anyone that likes mysteries and a little clean romance!

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations

Author BIO:
Joan Bannan is a native Californian, who still lives in Northern California. She was born Joan Freiburghouse in Modesto. Then when she turned eighteen, she became Joan Mangini for the next twenty-four years. When she wrote her first book she changed her last name to Bannan -- her grandmother's maiden name. She thought her mother's maiden name was too boring and that Freiburghouse would not fit on book covers.

Joan is a Christian. Her faith influences her writing, but she does not consider herself an evangelist nor does she feel called to explain her faith to her readers. However, her faith greatly influences her characters and the theme of each novel. She says, "I can't help it. I believe the world that is not seen is the real world. I allow my characters to be aided by divine intervention that is considered coincidence in the visible world. Christian friends call this type of coincidence, "a God thing.'"

There are two frequently asked questions that Joan is asked: "Are your novels based on true stories?" and "How do you write?"

Her stories are based on true stories and true characters, but they are greatly embellished by her imagination. Many of her characters are inspired by combining the personalities of more than one person.

Joan's novel writing is "whenever I have a moment," and "primarily a Pantser," though she has been whipped into shape by instructors to create basic novel structure before she ventures too far into each story. A Panster is a title used by writing instructors to describe an author who writes, "by the seat of her pants," rather than by a detailed outline. Joan finds she needs to enter a scene before she can imagine what needs to be there, what her characters will say to each other, and discover who else will show up.

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