Book Review | The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock
Title: The Moon Looked Down
Author: Dorothy Garlock
About the Book:
The new Americana romance from bestselling author Dorothy Garlock, this time set against the backdrop of WWII. Sophie Heller’s family immigrated from Germany to Victory, a small town in Illinois, before WWII began. Now that the war has affected the town, the townspeople discriminate against Sophie and her family. When a train derails, it is an accident but the Heller family is blamed. Coming to Sophie’s rescue is a teacher from the high school, and despite their cultural differences, a romance starts to bloom.
The Moon Looked Down is a sweet love story woven amidst the fear that surrounded World War II. The romance between the characters is slowly built on trust and friendship, which is a refreshing change from some of the more in-your-face romances I’ve recently read. The characters and plot are believable and despite the historical setting, very relevant today. The writing appears simplistic at first, but the nuances of the toll that the hate crimes take on Sophie and her family and the actions of the townspeople in relation to the crimes are sophisticated. Add to this a little mystery, and you’re in for a nice read.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*