Moonlight WaterMoonlight Water by Win Blevins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I would call Moonlight Water quirky. I stand by the genre classification of contemporary fiction even though there's a small element of what is often called magical realism. I will leave readers to discover it themselves.

What I enjoyed most in this book is the role of music. It's transcendent, and it can redeem people who may appear to be lost beyond redemption. This is one of my very favorite tropes in fiction. I felt that the musician characters were portrayed authentically.

Unfortunately, the authors seemed to want an unambivalent happily ever after resolution. Perhaps if Moonlight Water had been a romance I would have expected the overindulgence in HEA. Although there are romantic relationships between characters, this book is no romance.

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