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Book Review: Moon Over Alcatraz

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Patricia Delagrange’s novel, Moon Over Alcatraz, will pull at your heart strings and leave you breathlessly in love with her characters.  The author develops the main character, Brandy, as first having it all together in life.  The career, the money, the valiant husband, the up and coming new baby; suffice it say she has it all.  As her story unfolds we watch Brandy become more transparent as she faces trauma after trauma in life, unfolding into a multi-faceted woman.  The relationships in this novel are well developed, with a bit of a turn key surprise with one of them.  Brandy’s journey towards self discovery and true happiness is the theme for this story and as you read her walk towards enlightenment it is difficult not to become her biggest fan.

With her marriage falling apart after the loss of her first born daughter, Brandy struggles to pull it together.  She is suffering from Post-Partum depression and in the midst of this pain, her husband, Weston, leaves her for a business trip to New York.  Alone and dealing with the painful loss of a child, Brandy attempts to deal with her depression on her own. In the meantime, Weston, at a loss for words to help his wife, struggles with her pulling away from him.  Each of them make a choice that significantly changes their entire world.

The novel begins here, but follows a path of painful truths along the way towards true happiness.  You will not be disappointed in Moon Over Alcatraz!  Get your copy now!

 

About the Author

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Patricia attended St. Mary’s College, studied her junior year at the University of Madrid, received a B.A. in Spanish at UC Santa Barbara then went on to get a Master’s degree in Education at Oregon State University. She lives with her husband and two teenage children in Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, along with two very large chocolate labs, Annabella and Jack. Her Friesian horse Maximus lives in the Oakland hills in a stall with a million dollar view.

 

 

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