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4.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 4.24 (45 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Tatlock Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2005 ISBN:
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Award-winning author Ann Tatlock inspires readers with her captivating novels, such as A Room of My Own. I'll Watch the Moon takes place in the late 1940s in a Midwest boarding house and deals with one family's struggle to find faith after World War II. Full of emotion and surprises, this novel is an inspiring masterpiece. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwendolyn | 2/14/2014

    " I really enjoy stories of people from various backgrounds all coming together to form a pseudo family. This story is a great example of friends of all ages relating to eachother's difficulties and making efforts to maintain hope. I would recommend this to adults and youth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/12/2014

    " This is one of those little treasures that seems to have gotten little attention, but deserves more. The setting is 1948 in a small town of Minnesota. Nova is 9, and loves nothing as much as being with her brother, Dewey. Surprisingly, he enjoys her tag-along company and is just the perfect big brother. But there are dark days ahead, for Dewey gets the "crippler" polio, and Nova is left to battle her fears and hopes on her own. Of course, she's not quite alone. In the boarding house where she lives are a colorful group of characters, the most important of which is Josef, now a professor of language and a survivor of Nazi death camps. How the author unfolds Josef's story, Nova's mother's story, and Nova's story, is a masterpiece of period literature. As Nova promises to "watch the moon" each night for Dewey, the reader comes to understand something about the power of hope and faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/10/2014

    " I believe this is a children's literature book as well and thought it was really good. Good read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 2/8/2014

    " Great book. I really really liked it. Made me want to be a better, more forgiving person. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/4/2014

    " Started out slow but ended really well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vilo | 2/4/2014

    " This historical novel just keeps getting deeper. From the Spanish influenza epidemic and WWI to the moon landing, a lot of everyday human history plays out but quietly--not in a blockbuster trilogy sort of way. The narrator is a young girl trying to figure out how the various events of her history have affected her and how they will shape her future. Her evolving religious exploration is an important part of the process. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 2/1/2014

    " This was a very poignant and beautifully written story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy Taylor | 1/20/2014

    " It's out of print so I had to find it on-line. Absolutely a touching story. Have a kleenex ready. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jui | 1/3/2014

    " I loved the book.There is something different about this book.It delineated human emotion common to all.I want to read more from this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia | 12/31/2013

    " Wow... can't describe it. Just loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 12/28/2013

    " A sweet story about love, forgiveness and reconciliation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudine Cable | 12/27/2013

    " Through the eyes of a young girl we meet many different people and appreciate them for what they are. Her experience with the trials of her mother and brother is a spiritual test and is enlightening. I enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy J | 12/13/2013

    " This is one of my favorite books we read in our book club. This story, told from the perspective of a child, examines the trials of several people in her life and how she learns to find meaning in them instead of bitterness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/7/2013

    " Wonderful book. Slow start, and lots of very sad subject matter, but the plot was great. It was all about forgiveness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/30/2013

    " Another good Christian author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 10/20/2013

    " An Auschwitz survivor teaches to never give up on God "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mellanee | 9/6/2013

    " Wonderful book. Well written. Very toughing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz Jensen | 8/5/2013

    " Absolutely amazing book! It altered the way I look at the world/experiences/people. It is a beautiful book. On par with The Hiding Place except that it's ficitional. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chandler | 6/23/2013

    " This was a good book. Very clean. I loved the historical background. This story tackled the emotions children go through during divorce, sickness, loss of a loved one, and faith. I loved how the author weaved the story around this one little girl and her struggles with lifes unanswered questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/19/2013

    " This book bordered on being too "God" oriented, but overall I liked it. It is a decent book about life's hardships, grief and Hope. I teared up a few times and found some inspiration in the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 2/26/2013

    " Wonderful love story about a girl who is determined to get a new father. She can't decide between the next door neighbor whose wife left him during the war, or one of their boarders who was held in a concentration camp. The trials they go through. How her mom is able to love again. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 11/19/2012

    " Great book about life in the post world war II era. Like her discriptive writing. T here a great lesson in this book that everyone has a life story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 WendyR | 9/7/2012

    " Such a great book. Loved the characters, storyline, values, writing style. This is one I will want to read again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 7/31/2012

    " Ahh!!! I accidentally deleted my review of this book. So, just a recap... I LOVED IT!!!! Highly recommeneded! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 7/22/2012

    " Story of boy who gets polio and his sister who also has to be quarenteened. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenbren13 | 3/11/2012

    " It had some good parts but was like a movie that went on too long. It dragged on and could have been better if it was shorter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 2/24/2012

    " Full of reasons why you should hold onto faith, and hope for better tomorrows. A book with a positive tone for once. What a exceptional find! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 11/27/2011

    " This is a really good book. It was well written and I really enjoyed it. It has a few points in it you'll want to remember. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/28/2011

    " This story is told through the eyes of a young girl as she watches her brother, mother, and other loved ones deal with their challenges and learn to forgive. Inspiring and thought-provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/19/2011

    " This is probably one of my more favorite books that I have "read" (I actually listened to it)in a long time. I enjoyed the story, I enjoyed the history brought into it, and I loved the development of the characters as their lives are influences by one character in particular. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shellie | 7/12/2011

    " I had a hard time putting this book down, I really enjoyed it. I cried for almost the last 50 pages. It's story well told and worth reading and sharing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 6/15/2011

    " I really liked this book set in 1948. There were some beautiful thoughts about faith in God. I found myself actually crying at the end. Also, I was glad to understand about the fear and treatment of polio in a time before immunizations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anissa | 6/12/2011

    " This was a good book, a little sad, but a happy ending in a sense. It was a really good story, not what I expected, but certainly worth the read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lois | 7/14/2010

    " I wish I could put my finger on why I thought this book was just "ok," as opposed to "I liked it." It was predictable. I liked learning about iron lungs and such. The characters & plot were positive. It just didn't sweep me off my feet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/12/2010

    " I loved this book. It made me cry but what doesn't? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 4/10/2010

    " Love how it taught about forgiveness and dealing with life's problems without being too preachy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shellie | 3/22/2010

    " I had a hard time putting this book down, I really enjoyed it. I cried for almost the last 50 pages. It's story well told and worth reading and sharing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 2/8/2010

    " A great story of post WWII struggles for a young girl & her family. They come to see hope through tragedy & gain faith through trust & love. A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 10/11/2009

    " Great book. I really really liked it. Made me want to be a better, more forgiving person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meagan | 5/22/2009

    " I read this years ago and I still think about it. It taught me about children and how they perceive the hard things adults go through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 5/12/2009

    " Wonderful love story about a girl who is determined to get a new father. She can't decide between the next door neighbor whose wife left him during the war, or one of their boarders who was held in a concentration camp. The trials they go through. How her mom is able to love again. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyra | 3/26/2009

    " This was an easy read, but with substance. The characters were great and I learned a lot about Polio. I had no idea what a horrible disease it was. If you are looking for a fast read that will keep you interested and isn't just candy this is your book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 1/31/2009

    " Story of boy who gets polio and his sister who also has to be quarenteened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meagan | 10/28/2008

    " 4.5 Stars. This was a great, heart warming, tear jerking story about faith and hope when all seems lost. I would recommend to everyone- especially those in the mood for something uplifting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 10/28/2008

    " Ahh!!! I accidentally deleted my review of this book. So, just a recap... I LOVED IT!!!! Highly recommeneded! "

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About the Author
Author Ann Tatlock

Ann Tatlock is the author of the Christy Award–winning novel All the Way Home. She has also won the Midwest Independent Publishers Association Book of the Year in fiction for both All the Way Home and I’ll Watch the Moon. Ann lives with her husband, Bob, and their daughter, Laura Jane, in Asheville, North Carolina.

About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator who has garnered fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles for the past five years.