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3.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 5 3.62 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patti Callahan Henry Narrator: Janet Metzger Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781441862020
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Meridy Dresden was once a free-spirited, fun-loving girl. All that changed when the boy she loved was killed in a tragic fire. Since then, she alone has carried the burden of a terrible secret. Years later, married to a wonderful man and mother of a teenage son, she is shocked to learn that a childhood friend is being blamed for that long-ago fire. Fearful but determined, Meridy returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry and summons the courage to make a decision that may destroy her well-ordered life, her family’s reputation, her contented marriage, and everything she’s worked so hard to protect... including her heart. Praise for Losing the Moon “Patti Callahan Henry joins the ranks of Anne Rivers Siddons and Pat Conroy with this debut novel.” — Deborah Smith, New York Times Bestselling Author of Charming Grace “Readers who enjoy the lyrical voices of Patricia Gaffney and Mary Alice Monroe will also be drawn to this talented newcomer.” — Booklist Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crubano410comcast.comnone | 2/5/2014

    " A little wordy at times, but a Good read for just about anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie Scheirman | 2/2/2014

    " I love the way this author uses the South Carolina as her setting. In this novel, she explains alot about the Gullah culture through the main character, Meridy's, search to learn about her life. I can't wait to read her next book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara White | 1/27/2014

    " This is only my second Patti Callahan Henry, and I am thrilled to discover her work. I consumed this novel in two days. I loved the characters, I loved the plot, but most of all I loved the wonderful writing. Her descriptions are mouthwateringly good. I could hear, see, feel the water. Can't wait to read everything else she's written! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/27/2014

    " I love these novels set in the South Carolina Low Country, about redemption and forgiveness and finding out who you really are and not being afraid to live your life on your terms. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reggie Jay | 1/18/2014

    " Good read, especially for southern flavor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy Neal | 1/16/2014

    " Great story and loved learning about the Gullah culture! Another keeper! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelia | 1/12/2014

    " Fairly typical of Patti Callahan Henry's books. I like the stories but generally feel like the ending gets wrapped up just a little too neatly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 1/11/2014

    " I loved it. It is a fast read, and the author really makes you feel what the characters are feeling. The ending was not what I thought it would be but I loved it anyway. Makes you beleive love always wins. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 1/11/2014

    " This was the first book I read by this author and I enjoyed it so much that I went out and got several other books by her. I loved the setting and the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April Sutherland | 1/8/2014

    " It was okay. Not my fav. South Carolina author, fairly predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 12/30/2013

    " I enjoyed the story for this book a great deal but I almost liked it even more the descriptions of the low country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Vallee | 12/15/2013

    " I gave it 3 1/2 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/12/2013

    " A friend of mine marked this as to read so I thought it might be worth checking out. I really like books set in the South for some reason, and this fits the bill. The story is captivating and interesting. I will definitely check out other books by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Jameson | 12/9/2013

    " I quick read, I liked the story line although it was predictable. It was an enjoyable story, though and I will read more from this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 11/24/2013

    " This is the story of Meridy McFadden Dresden personal journey back to the past to rediscover herself. "

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

    " Appropriate beach reading. It's light, easy reading. Henry is a local author and has written several books. She has a wonderful touch with creating believable characters and I'm always a sucker for Lowcountry settings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Montavon | 8/18/2013

    " Take an afternoon and read this one. it will bring back your youth and give you much to think about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 7/19/2013

    " This book was an enjoyable read....but not as captivating as the other two that I have recently read by this author. I wasn't drawn to the characters as much as I was with those in A Perfect Love Song and When Light Breaks. Having said this, though, I plan on reading more of Ms. Henry's work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Agnes | 4/11/2013

    " This book was very well written. It brought forth different aspects of culture and different levels of society. I had a hard time putting the book down. It defintely made me think about my own life and how I approach it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chana | 1/4/2013

    " Southern and insipid, weepy and feel-good, pulling on the heart-strings, bordering on stupid, it is a light-weight novel that I read in a few hours. It didn't appeal to me but I can see that it may be a popular read, something they might sell at Wal-Mart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Schirm | 8/25/2012

    " I enjoyed this one and like the relationships the author develops. I also enjoy Henry's writing style and intend to try her again. I think she also writes a series and want to make sure I find the first one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babs | 8/3/2012

    " Nice summer read. Enjoyed the low country setting and characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 2/28/2012

    " The story of a marriage, questioning choices, working through your past and coming out the other side with understanding and clarity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Em | 2/5/2012

    " Good ol Patti Callahan Henry is keeping me company while I have the flu. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivian | 1/27/2012

    " Ms. Henry is one of my favorite authors. This is a beautifully written story - lyrical with wonderful imagery. The mood, the setting, the characters wrapped themselves around me and I felt transported to the Lowcountry. A very satisfying read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa Stein | 11/19/2011

    " Painful to get through. So saturated with metaphors you plod your way through trying to find the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 9/2/2011

    " a quick read. a decent book to read in a couple of days. kept my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 1/15/2011

    " This book was an enjoyable read....but not as captivating as the other two that I have recently read by this author. I wasn't drawn to the characters as much as I was with those in A Perfect Love Song and When Light Breaks. Having said this, though, I plan on reading more of Ms. Henry's work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crubano410comcast.comnone | 9/10/2010

    " A little wordy at times, but a Good read for just about anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LizH | 8/11/2010

    " Not my favorite of hers, but having just been around these islands that she writes about, it was enjoyable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/26/2010

    " A friend of mine marked this as to read so I thought it might be worth checking out. I really like books set in the South for some reason, and this fits the bill. The story is captivating and interesting. I will definitely check out other books by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie | 9/21/2009

    " I love the way this author uses the South Carolina as her setting. In this novel, she explains alot about the Gullah culture through the main character, Meridy's, search to learn about her life. I can't wait to read her next book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 6/28/2009

    " I love these novels set in the South Carolina Low Country, about redemption and forgiveness and finding out who you really are and not being afraid to live your life on your terms. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marla | 6/14/2009

    " A book of a wife loosing it as she enters her fifties. I gave it 2 stars versus 0 stars: 1~for staying with her husband and not having an affair and 2~The setting is in South Carolina's "low country". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivian | 3/19/2009

    " Ms. Henry is one of my favorite authors. This is a beautifully written story - lyrical with wonderful imagery. The mood, the setting, the characters wrapped themselves around me and I felt transported to the Lowcountry. A very satisfying read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chana | 1/26/2009

    " Southern and insipid, weepy and feel-good, pulling on the heart-strings, bordering on stupid, it is a light-weight novel that I read in a few hours. It didn't appeal to me but I can see that it may be a popular read, something they might sell at Wal-Mart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey | 1/13/2009

    " I read this book in a single weekend. I would definitely recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reggie | 11/28/2008

    " Good read, especially for southern flavor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 10/9/2008

    " The story of a marriage, questioning choices, working through your past and coming out the other side with understanding and clarity. "

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About the Author
Author Patti Callahan Henry

Patti Callahan Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including Losing the Moon, Where the River Runs, When Light Breaks, Between the Tides, and The Art of Keeping Secrets. Hailed as a fresh new voice in southern fiction, she has been shortlisted for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, and nominated four different times for the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Novel of the Year. She lives in Mountain Brook, Alabama.

About the Narrator

Janet Metzger has performed as a stage, television, voice, and film actor and as a jazz vocalist in hotels and supper clubs. For five years she was the voice of Headline News, now HLN, during which time she also promoted features and news stories for CNN and CNN International. A graduate of Florida State University, she currently lives in Atlanta.