Sunday, September 15, 2013

Swimming in the Moon by Pamela Schoewaldt...Review & Giveaway!


Are you looking for a book that will have you thinking long after you have finished the last  page?  Yes? Then Swimming in the Moon by Pameal Schoenwaldt is for you.  Here is the scoop...
Book Description
Italy, 1905. Fourteen-year-old Lucia and her young mother, Teresa, are servants in a magnificent villa on the Bay of Naples, where Teresa soothes their unhappy mistress with song. But volatile tempers force them to flee, exchanging their warm, gilded cage for the cold winds off Lake Erie and Cleveland's restless immigrant quarters.
With a voice as soaring and varied as her moods, Teresa transforms herself into the Naples Nightingale on the vaudeville circuit. Clever and hardworking, Lucia blossoms in school until her mother's demons return, fracturing Lucia's dreams.
Yet Lucia is not alone in her struggle for a better life. All around her, friends and neighbors, new Americans, are demanding decent wages and working conditions. Lucia joins their battle, confronting risks and opportunities that will transform her and her world in ways she never imagined. 

Swimming in the Moon will make you ache with the sadness of life and the strength of the bond of love.  The author is a marvelous storyteller and has created strong characters in Teresa and Lucia.  You will find yourself rooting for them from the beginning and being crushed as they seem to face hardship after hardship.  The author, additionally, has a real gift for vivid description and I swear I could "see" the settings.  I think she did a particularly excellent job of depicting the lives of immigrants during this time.  It was both fascinating and heartbreaking to read about.

I finished this book about a week ago and I am still thinking about it.  I am actually waiting for a friend to finish reading it so we can discuss!  This book is one you will want to remember and share with your friends.  Pick up your copy today on Amazon...




I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of Swimming in the Moon. Thanks so mo much to the sponsor and good luck!  To enter use the Rafflecopter link below...
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41 comments:

Carl Scott said...

I enjoy a lot of different genres but I guess one of my favorites is personal memoirs. I love to hear people's life stories about the tough things they've endured and the happiness they've found. Thanks for the giveaway.

slb3334 said...

I love murder mysteries although I read a wide variety of books.

Danielle Lima said...

I am eclectic, but I love historical fiction, horror and fantasy

James Coyne said...

i love science fiction

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Sarah V said...

I really enjoy autobiographies.

mel said...

i like fantasy and historical fiction

littlelatina said...

this sounds really interesting

Anonymous said...

Romance
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Renee G said...

I love historical fiction.

Kim May said...

I like to read romance, mystery, and fantasy books.

Kortney said...

I love romance!

brandy davis said...

I love Historical and fantasy books.

mellyrox said...

Love just about any genre but especially murder mysteries, true crime, romance, & fantasy/adventure~thank you.

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Megan Parsons said...

I love Amish books!

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Claire Rheinheimer said...

I like romance or mysteries. Really I'll read pretty much anything, I just love to read!

Anonymous said...

rafflecopter never popped up I really would love to win this one
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helpful heather said...

chick lit and romance!

Heather Swarthout said...

Young Adult and romance, including old age renaissance. (lilbittypanda at aol dot com)

Btown Baby Bump said...

I really enjoy true crime and memoirs!

Daniel M said...

i like scifi & fantasy - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Karen Drake said...

I like historical romances, non fiction self help, memoirs.

Becca Ann said...

I like romance, crime and horror

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cassandra said...

i like romance and fantasy

Anonymous said...

I enjoy humorous fiction!

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trichie said...

historical romance

Lisa Pecora said...

I like Non Fiction.


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Jessica Wyatt said...

I enjoy women's fiction and mysteries (especially forensics!)

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I enjoy period dramas!

kathy pease said...

I love true crime books

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite genre is mysteries. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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kathy dalton said...

i am addicted to true crime stories

Diana said...

I love Amish books
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Susan Smoaks said...

i like romantic fiction
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Jennifer Q. said...

I like science fiction, historical fiction, biographies, almost anything!

Brigette Streeper said...

I like anything to do with history, whether non-fiction or fiction.

Kristie said...

I love inspirational fiction especially Amish fiction. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Atreau said...

I love suspense books.

Lori Johns said...

Romantic and historical fiction

Lori Johns said...

Romantic and historical fiction