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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,328 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Luanne Rice Narrator: Blair Brown Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9780739343616
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New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice transports readers across the sea in this moving, magical tale of a lonely woman with a promise to keep. Set in a landscape of stunning natural beauty, Light of the Moon is a chronicle of mothers and daughters, friendship and family, and an electrifying love that illuminates a path through heartbreak and loss…and will shine in your memory long after the final page.Spurred by her mother’s dying wish, Susannah Connolly has traveled from her lifelong home on the Connecticut shoreline to the fabled French Camargue, to see its famous white horses and find a mysterious saint linked to her family’s history. An accomplished anthropologist, Susannah has always been confident of her ability to navigate anywhere on the globe. But in the wake of a failed love affair and grieving the loss of her mother, she is adrift and uncertain, seeking only time alone to dig deeply into the personal archaeology of her own life. 

American-born Grey Dempsey had come to the Camargue as a journalist, fell in love with a celebrated Romany rider, and suffered a devastating loss of his own. Now he operates a ranch as he struggles to raise his spirited but troubled young daughter who, after a terrible night years ago, fears the horses she once loved.

Within their bittersweet private orbit, in the midst of the endless silvered marshlands, Susannah Connolly will find a part of herself she hadn’t known she had lost. And here she will find herself embraced by a circle of strong and passionate women bound together by their abiding faith in the legendary slave-saint Susannah seeks and in the miracles she is said to still perform for those who believe. Yet old secrets swirl within the fog-shrouded landscape, betrayals that may be beyond the power of any saint, or supplicant, to repair. 

Singular, lyrical, Light of the Moonis Luanne Rice at her most spell-binding, as she explores—as only she can—how sometimes to find your way home you must travel far away.

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

    " I love that this has horses in it. Not any bad stuff for a romance novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianne | 2/12/2014

    " This was a sweet read about a young anthropologist who travels to France to study a gypsy saint. The descriptions of nature were wonderful and the characters were well defined. I had trouble understanding the character of the mother who left her daughter and found it somewhat unconvincing that a group of gypsy women could so readily accept Susannah but had never been able to accept the gypsy mother's husband. Nevertheless, the book was an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 2/9/2014

    " Loved it! A quick read. As always with Luanne Rice it's a love story. A love story between parent and child, and a conventional love story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boots | 2/4/2014

    " This book grabbed me from the first page. I couldn't put it down. After I finished it I Googled Sara-la-Kali. You will too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/31/2014

    " I read this book in one sitting. This is the first time I have read this author, and I really liked her. I found the story touching, and heartfelt. A couple of time a tear came to my eye as I was reading. Loved the story, great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 1/30/2014

    " I'm not usually into romance novels, but this story had so much more than romance to it. Yes, there were some long spots. However, the characters were strong (and acted thier age), which I greatly appreciate in a book! And, of course the scenery (in my mind) was breathtaking. Therefore, I thoroughly enjoyed this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maudie | 1/29/2014

    " Susannah and Grey's story was well written and enjoyable, but I soon found the French Camargue and those fabulous white horses were becoming the centerpiece of the novel for me. Both were magnificent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosalie | 1/16/2014

    " This book takes place in the South of France in an area inhabited by beautiful wild white horses. It was a very enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 1/4/2014

    " A cultural anthropologist who works at Connecticut College and studies horses and Gypsy culture in southern France. A Niantic, CT author. Plot is vague (esp her research), writing quality is weak; too heavy on the romance for my taste; at points fun given my interests. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke Moxley | 12/16/2013

    " Slow reading in the beginning but ended up being a good book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anastasia | 11/25/2013

    " this romance is an easy summer read. What makes it special is the background of white Camargue ponies and vaulting gypsies. With settings in the south of france as well as Las Vegas it was a shoo-in for me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jewelz | 11/17/2013

    " This book was amazing...i swear i wish this was me!! This is a must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 11/15/2013

    " I am a sucker for a sob-story, and so this book really appealed to me. It was romantic without being too sappy; the love story was almost a secondary plot. The true beauty of the story lies with the girl... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 10/15/2013

    " Make you want to ride white horses and hope for romance and love to find you. Very sweet and satisfying "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/11/2013

    " I really like this entire story with the exception of the very weak ending. Luanne is a beautiful story teller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Academicsupport | 8/27/2013

    " Rice is always entertaining. If one can't afford to travel, reading about it is the next best thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 5/22/2013

    " Another excellent book by Luanne Rice. Much of the story was so sad, but I enjoyed the emotional journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/29/2013

    " enjoyed this one the best of all the Luanne Rice ones so far .. this one was pretty good. Something learned is always a bonus.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 11/23/2012

    " Quick beach read. I enjoyed the setting--Camargue region of France. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa P. | 7/22/2012

    " Loved this book. I felt a message in it and reading it lead me to more research on the Chamaraque area of France and Saint Sarah. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy Trauzzi | 5/3/2012

    " It took me a while to get into this book but once I did I was hooked. I was very interested to find out what happened with Sari's Mother. And now I know ;) The end of the book left me wanting to read more, which is always a good thing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Missy Cunningham | 4/16/2012

    " Heal your heart with this book. I don't like romance but the story of horse love is great. Good easy read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 2/11/2012

    " This is the second book I have read of hers, I am liking her a lot. This is a very nice story set mostly in France and also in the U.S. Very spiritual and moving, another love story, wonderful. I'm off to read Sandcastles also by Luanne Rice now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MaryAnn | 12/13/2011

    " Couldn't put it down. Nice to see her in print again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sidney | 5/12/2011

    " I enjoyed listening to the book as I sewed. Set in the South of France in the area of the Camargue, I found the a little bit in learning of the area as well as of the Camargue horse. (This was not a horse book). I will say that I would like to travel to this area now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 4/23/2011

    " I loved this book. This is for romance readers. The descriptions make me want to visit this part of France. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ldlimes | 4/5/2011

    " A little girl only can see the world in black and white, but with the love of her father , her horse and friends things will change for her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 3/5/2011

    " I liked the book. Typical and predictable....but I loved reading about the Gypsies and about the Camargue in France and the herds of white horses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kinsley | 1/24/2011

    " 1/24/11
    So far I am enjoying this book. Typical Luanne Rice though...distraught family, some mental issue going on with a child. It is written beautifully though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Academicsupport | 1/22/2011

    " Rice is always entertaining. If one can't afford to travel, reading about it is the next best thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 11/3/2010

    " An interesting read with a few unexpected twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 8/30/2010

    " I love Luanne Rice. This book was another good one. It grabbed by attention right off and I had a hard time putting it down. Grey, Susannah and Sari were great characters. Once again, I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Starla | 8/4/2010

    " The story was touching, but a little unbelievable at times. It definitely made me want to travel.
    The descriptions of the marshes in France were fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 6/21/2010

    " I loved this book. Luanne Rice is a master at telling stories of women's strength and finding purpose in this chaotic world. This story will captivate you, and make you want to finish it! Very well thought out, and very well written. "

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About the Author
Author Luanne Rice

Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty novels. Many of her novels, including Crazy in Love, Blue Moon, Beach Girls, and Silver Bells have been made into movies for television. Rice’s short stories, essays, and articles have been widely published in magazines and newspapers. “A Kiss after Dying,” Rice’s account of a Connecticut murder trial very personal to her family, kicked off Glamour magazine’s series of true crime pieces. She received an honorary degree from Connecticut College in 2002, and the school’s special collections library contains a collection bearing her name. She currently divides her time between New York City and Southern California.

About the Narrator

Blair Brown is a Tony Award–winning actor. Her best known role is Nina Sharp from the television series Fringe. She prepares for recording audiobooks the same way she does for her other roles: by reading the text three times. Brown has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.