Perigee Moon

Fiction - Womens
342 Pages
Reviewed on 09/27/2012
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Author Biography

Lynn spent thirty years in IT and for all those years wanted to write a book. Finally, after thinking about it for a very long time, she decided it might be good to actually do something about that. She has now written three: Whatever Happened to Lily?, Second Stories and Perigee Moon.

Write what you know. That's what they always say. Lynn takes snippets of characters and events, real or imagined, and creates fiction; by observing people and trying to guess what is happening, or has happened, in their lives. She writes about locations she is familiar with, her hometown, places she's lived, and places she'd like to live.

She is a self-published author, and has created all her own book covers. She is currently working on her fourth novel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ellen Hogan for Readers' Favorite

Kate has been controlling Luke since they were kids. She decided when they would date, when he would pin her and when they would get engaged. Then when he did not set a date, she took matters into her own hands and became pregnant. Kate loved to live beyond their means and finally, after buying their second house, she decided to become a real estate agent. She started making more money than Luke and used it for her lavish lifestyle, not giving a thought to her husband or children. She started staying out late and coming home drunk. After 25 years they began to drift apart and one night Luke was out looking at the Perigee Moon and finally decided to take control of his own life. Kate trumped him by telling him she wanted a divorce to marry someone else. 15 years after their divorce both Kate and Luke attend their high school reunion where Luke reconnects with Abby, a girl who had a crush on him and was in a couple of his classes. Kate is livid when she finds out they are dating and tries to break them apart. Luke will no longer let Kate control him and wants to live life on his own terms.

At first this book is hard to get into, but after the first couple of chapters it grabs hold and doesn't let go. Luke's transformation from a passive child to taking hold of his life is worth the read. Kate is the kind of character you love to hate, but I found myself feeling sorry for her. Abby is sweet and the soul mate that Luke should have been with. It is a wonderful story and Luke finds himself and realizes that there is more to life than money and things. The author weaves a story that is hard to put down and has the reader rooting for Luke to be the man he is supposed to be. This book is an excellent read and I would highly recommend it. It is one I will reread from time to time.