Man in the Blue Moon by Michael Morris

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“He’s a gambler at best. A con artist at worst,” her aunt had said of the handlebar-mustached man who snatched Ella Wallace away from her dreams of studying art in France. Eighteen years later, that man has disappeared, leaving Ella alone and struggling to support her three sons. While the world is embroiled in World War I, Ella fights her own personal battle to keep the mystical Florida land that has been in her family for generations from the hands of an unscrupulous banker. When a mysterious man arrives at Ella’s door in an unconventional way, he convinces her he can help her avoid foreclosure, and a tenuous trust begins. But as the fight for Ella’s land intensifies, it becomes evident that things are not as they appear. Hypocrisy and murder soon shake the coastal town of Apalachicola and jeopardize Ella’s family.
 

About Michael Morris

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Michael Morris a critically acclaimed author whose work has been compared to Harper Lee, Flannery O'Connor, and Mark Twain by the Washington Post. His debut novel, Place Called Wiregrass, won a Christy Award and was named an Indie Next List Great Read. His second novel, Slow Way Home, was one of the top three recommended books of the year by the same organization. It was also named one of the best novels of 2003 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Michael and his wife live in Birmingham, AL.
 
Published August 17, 2012 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. 400 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Morris (Slow Way Home) has crafted a magical and mesmerizing page-turner rooted in hardscrabble Florida during WWI, based in part on a true family story.

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Portland Book Review

My wife, sensing my nervousness, took a copy of the book and walked up and down the store aisles, raving about the book and adding, “The author is actually here tonight.” God bless my wife.

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The Christian Manifesto

While there is a little predictability and perhaps even stereotypical behavior from these minor characters, overall they greatly enhance the story and bring an interesting dimension to the book as a whole.

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Ella Wallace didn’t know who the man was.

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