Following the murder of her beloved father, Mya Cotton is left bitter, heartbroken, and…a secret trust inheritance of two million dollars. With it comes a neglected cemetery called Idlewild, which her father specifically gives to her because it is sentimental to him.
As Mya sets out to solve the mystery of the cemetery, her anger is fueled by Marco De La Zahn, the equally bitter, unnaturally handsome estate attorney who courts her. In stark contrast, showing up on her doorstep one night is her homeless new groundskeeper, Percival Shelby, another curiously handsome man, who speaks of love and caring for others as the key to true happiness.
It’s only when Mya makes a life changing decision that she learns the real identity of the two men in her life vying for her love, and is able to solve Idlewild’s final mystery and fulfill her father‘s last wishes.
In Cemetery Moon, we meet the protagonist Mya. A young woman, who has been completely doted on by her late father. Okay, so yes, what I mean is that she's been somewhat spoiled, and this aspect of her character is evident throughout the novel. There were many times that I wanted to shake her as she can be extremely selfish and rash. This is a testimony to Beth's talent as an author; Mya's character is very believable. I didn't really warm to Mya's character; I was far too frustrated with her to really like her; however, I did understand her. I understood her reactions and her passion. And of course, I understood her attraction to the two men in her life.
I really like the paranormal angle in this novel. It allowed room for excitement, as well as soul searching which was very enjoyable. The novel, approximately half way through, was a little predictable, yet this did not take away from my enjoyment or my desire to reach a conclusion. Once again, I think that it's Beth control over the written language that really pushed me on and kept me absorbed.
Bravo to Beth who has published a well-crafted and very readable novel!
|A highly recommended 4 stars!|
Published by CreateSpace December 3, 2010
258 Pages 6x9 Paperback
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Cover art and design by Tony Velarde, Twilight Drop Studio
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