Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon (2 Stars)


Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

It appears I differ from just about everyone else who read this book, giving it 4 and 5 stars. The premise of the book is good. Lux (yes, that’s really her name) is a single mom in the 1970’s, who has a break so she goes camping and falls down the rabbit hole into a farming commune in 1908. There’s actually a fog that she enters, which enshrouds the commune, and she is the only one who can enter and leave. The writing is so simplistic, it borders on childish. Lux is someone I just couldn’t connect with, and she got more irritating as the book went on. Her childhood problems had nothing to do with the plot of time travel.  I had hoped for so much more, something captivating, enchanting, dreamy. In my opinion, I’d take a pass on this one.


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