Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on December 9, 2019
When Luna notices her neighbor's New Mexico house burning, she rushes over and saves a very elderly woman the neighborhood kids think is a witch. The old lady has to move in with her grandson who lives nearby. Thomas, like Luna, is middle-aged and has been kicked around a whole bunch, too. Luna is wary, but Thomas falls hard. Their love story develops as Luna learns to trust herself again. She's a family therapist who no longer practices, instead is happily underemployed at a floral department at the local grocery store. She is traumatized from her last days of drinking (three car accidents), and her story arc is to stop being stuck and start living fully again.
Woven into Luna and Thomas' story is Luna's relationship with her teenage daughter. Daughter was living with her dad since Luna had been struggling, but now that Luna's better, daughter comes to live with her. Daughter has a troubled friend; Thomas has a troubled employee. Both add compelling subplots to the novel.
This novel was written by Barbara Samuel/O'Neal. I enjoyed it very much and recommend it.