A Mansion on the Moon by C. Sablan Gault
A Guam Love Story

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"A family saga and heartrending romance... this unique love story should appeal to readers of romance and historically accurate fiction."
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Set in the turbulent period of Guam history, between the Spanish-American War and World War II, the lives and loves of three Chamorro women are told in vivid detail. A navy seaman leaves young Amanda de Leon broken hearted. For Sylvia de Leon Camacho, happiness ends too soon. Life teaches the level-headed Vivian Camacho that falling for an American serviceman is futile, like reaching for the moon. Cultural and racial prejudices magnify the distance. Trying to build a life with one is as impossible as building a mansion on the moon. Then a navy civil engineer comes into Vivian’s life.

Kirkus Review:
The extensive cultural descriptions specific to Guam and its people add a depth and singularity…preventing this wartime romance from coming across as trite. While Gault tackles weighty political issues…she also manages to tell a story that is simultaneously wistful and uplifting.
 
Blueink Review:
…An engaging romance with wonderfully written and fully realized characters...The author’s strong voice is never more evident than when she describes the...changes from a peaceful community and military outpost to an island ravaged by World War II…both stories are dramatic, heart-wrenching but eventually uplifting.
  
Foreword Review:
…The emotional power of the intricate tale carries the story…A Mansion on the Moon does not gloss over racial bigotry and prejudices, adding a realistic layer to this hopeful tale…Despite its tragic opening, the novel soars to dramatic heights as it illustrates that love can indeed conquer all… 

 

About C. Sablan Gault

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Published December 4, 2015 by Xlibris US. 276 pages
Genres: History, Romance. Fiction
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BlueInk Review

Above average
on Sep 18 2016

"A family saga and heartrending romance... this unique love story should appeal to readers of romance and historically accurate fiction."

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