The Moonlight School.

Superintendent of Education Cora Wilson Stewart knows the devastating impact of illiteracy. She hires her cousin Lucy Wilson to help carry out a plan with schoolmaster Brother Wyatt . . . together, they will utilize Appalachian schoolhouses on moonlit nights to teach adults reading and writing. Based on true events in 1911 Kentucky!

My Thoughts:

I loved the setting of this story–eastern Kentucky! My home! And Fisher did such an excellent job of steeping this novel in the rich culture of these hills. What a wonderful gift, to find home reflected in the pages of a book.

I found myself fired up and passionate about illiteracy, not just in my region but across the world. It was so easy to follow Cora’s heart in that aspect. She just wanted to help, to educate, and to give people a voice when they were made to believe it could never happen. I’m definitely intrigued by her story and will be looking into it because I want to learn more about her.

These characters were so fun. Angie and Finley were fantastic! I came to love them the most, always anticipating when they were on the page because I loved their shenanigans. Brother Wyatt was also lovely and I truly enjoyed his interactions with everyone, especially Cora and Lucy. And Lucy’s story–of growth and discovery–was simply beautiful.

As far as sweeping romances go, you won’t find that here. Instead, you’ll find a subtle softening of hearts and growing affections. No flames, but definitely embers.

Overall, I appreciated the detail to a culture that’s so dear to me. Fans of historical fiction with a slight hint of romance will enjoy this read. It’s available now.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. All expressed opinions belong to me.

Purchase: Amazon | Christianbook | Barnes & Noble | Baker Book House

Book Boyfriend:

Brother Wyatt. With his kind and gentle ways, it’s impossible not to love Brother Wyatt. He’s patient and so helpful. He has a heart of gold and he can sing.


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