REVIEW î Moonlight Plains

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REVIEW î Moonlight Plains ä ❴Reading❵ ➺ Moonlight Plains Author Barbara Hannay – In 1942 as the Japanese sweep towards northern Australia and allied troops swarm into Townsville Kitty Martin is sent inland to the safety of Moonlight Plains But when two American airmen crash on the In as the Japanese sweep toYears Now the entire family's happiness is at stake – or does the truth about the past hold a valuable lesson for the futureFrom the internationally acclaimed and award winning romance writer Barbara Hannay comes this breathtaking novel about finding love against all the odds It will have you smiling – and crying – from beginning to en. This novel takes place in different times between 2013 and present day We have Sally who is still grieving the death of her husband Josh a letter from Boston in 2010 and Kitty’s story starting in 1942 when the war came too close to Australian northern shores Moonlight Plains is a house and property originally belonged to Kitty’s uncle but in the present day it is being restored by Kitty’s grandson Luke Kitty’s memories of Moonlight Plains are very mixed It was there she met two American airmen blown off course when the landed near the houseThe Australian setting and the house are beautifully portrayed and the characters in this book really come alive although at times I did think honest communication could have nipped some relationship problems in the bud earlier especially when it came to the relationship between Luke and Sally a journalist writing about the restoration of the house I did find some of the reactions of Luke and a couple of others at times in the story a bit excessive but maybe that’s me However I read this book through uite uickly and mostly enjoyed the story and the characters I always wanted to get back to it The flow of the story moves easily between the different time framesOne uote I particularly thought was true was’ Young people today have their heads filled with Hollywood and Valentine’s Day but romance alone can’t sustain a couple through a lifetime A good marriage doesn’t just happen you know It’s built by two people and it takes work just like building a house’s one’ As one long married I agree with that There is a bit to the uote but I’ll leave you to read the rest in the context of the storyI’ve read a couple of novels by this author and she always tells a good story and presents a good picture of Australian life up north If you like Australian rural romance and family relationships with a touch of history you should like this I did


In as the Japanese sweep towards northern Australia and allied troops swarm into Townsville Kitty Martin is sent inland to the safety of Moonlight Plains But when two American airmen crash on the isolated property she is forced to grow up fast coming face to face with tragedy with love and with heartbreakYears on and Sally Piper a young journ. This was my first time reading this author and I must say I was thoroughly impressed I'm not surprised that this is not Barbara Hannay's first book It had also been a while since I'd read a good romance and Hannay's book ticked all the boxes The story swept me up and I liked the way she told the two storiesLuke and Sally in the present and Kitty's story in the past I think too what appealed to me were the historical referencesa war time romance and Australia specifically Townsville and it's experiences during WWII I loved too the description of the old homestead and the Australian countryside which never ceases to surprise me I will definitely seek out of Hannay's books now although whether I can fit them in is another thing

CHARACTERS Moonlight Plains

Moonlight PlainsAlist is sent to Moonlight Plains to cover the story of a cattleman turned builder who is restoring his grandmother's forgotten homestead Sparks fly between them but Sally is struggling to let go of the past and Luke has his eyes fixed firmly on the futureWhat they uncover together is a shocking secret that has been kept safe for than seventy. 45 stars When Luke meets Sally at a 1940's style dance there is an instant attraction Sally still grieving after the sudden death of her husband makes it clear to Luke she is not interested in a relationship However when Luke invites her to see Moonlight Plains the homestead he is renovating she falls instantly in love with it asking if she can do a feature article for a magazine on his renovation project Thus begins their tumultuous relationship1942 Kitty Martin aged 19 has seen her long time friend Andy off to war But when the American soldiers come to Townsville Kitty is sent off to her great uncles country homestead Moonlight Plains by her overly strict Grandfather to keep her out of harms way However one evening when Kitty is alone on the homestead the war comes to Moonlight Plains when two American airmen crash land on the farm Kitty grabs a lantern and goes in search of the planes When she finds Americans Ed Langley and Bobby Kowalski little does she know she will see first hand the tragedy of war find love and lose itAs the past and present collide long held secrets are uncovered that could tear this family apartThe big secret was guessed well and truly before the end of the story but this wasn't meant to be a story with a jaw dropping twist It was a beautiful story of love found and lost of sacrifice of family I was drawn towards the historical side of the story because I love stories about the war and how people’s lives were during and after the war It was extra pleasing to read a war story with an Australian flavourI highly recommend this light easy read that will bring tears to your eyes on than one occasion