Book Review: “Moon Over Alcatraz” by Patricia Yager DelagrangeDecember 24, 2015 at 2:16 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: Book Review, Fiction, Romance Fiction
From the back cover: Brandy Chambers was looking forward to the birth of her first child. She and Weston move from San Francisco to the small town of Alameda to start a family, she’s writing her second book, and Weston has a fantastic job working on the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge project. Having this baby would make her already-wonderful life perfect.
But when the baby dies after a difficult birth, Brandy’s perfect life blows up in her face. Stricken with grief, she and Weston pull apart. This new distance leads them both to disaster. Not until a chance encounter with her high school friend, Edward Barnes, does Brandy pull herself together. Brandy and Weston agree to recommit to each other, striving to forgive infidelity and recreate their previous existence.
Everything is once again going according to plan—until Brandy discovers she’s pregnant. While she struggles to cope with this new obstacle, Edward Barnes returns to town and discovers she’s having a baby, while Weston is torn between his love for his wife and his anger at her betrayal. Can Brandy manage to keep her marriage to Weston together? Will Edward be a part of Brandy’s life if she and Weston separate?
Ms. Delagrange has given us a pulls no punches look at a woman in crisis and, subsequently, a family in crisis. Brandy, Weston and Edward are very interesting characters and we get drawn into their world. When drama happens to them, and drama does happen, we are affected emotionally because they mean something to us. And I think there is a reason why Ms. Delagrange uses Alcatraz in the title rather than Alameda but I also think it would be more fun if you read the book and then decide if I am correct or not. I am glad I found this talented author and am looking forward to more from Ms. Delagrange.
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