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The Moon in the Mango Tree
by Pamela Ewen
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805447334, Paperback)
Set in Siam and Europe during the 1920s, a glittering decade of change, The Moon in the Mango Tree is based upon the true story of Barbara Bond, a beautiful young opera singer from Philadelphia who is forced to choose between her fierce desire for independencea desire to create something of her own to give purpose and meaning to her lifeand a deep abiding love for her faithful missionary husband whose work creates a gap between them.
But when you choose between two things you love, must one be lost forever?
Written in gorgeous prose, Pamela Binnings Ewen’s remarkable novel enthralled me like no other has for a very long time. Set in exotic Siam and pre-war Europe, this story of a young woman seeking the truth of herself captured my heart.”
Bev Marshall, author of Walking Through Shadows and Right as Rain
The Moon in the Mango Tree is an old-fashionedI mean that in the best sensetale of love, adventure, faith, and the clash of desire and duty. The writing is wonderful, the story compelling.”
Bret Lott, author of Jewel (an Oprah's Book Club pick), editor of The Southern Review
Lush with the detail of tropical jungles and the richness of the palaces of Siam, author Pamela Binnings Ewen takes us on a journey we hope will never end. Truly a beautifully crafted story told with music that sings still in my ears.”
Absolutely wonderful! I couldn't put it down. I picked up The Moon in the Mango Tree with some trepidation as it wasn't the type of book I usually read. But I was immediately drawn into the story and into the life of the novel's main character, Babs. Beautifully written, authentically told, Pamela Binnings Ewen has created a compelling story that hits all the right notes.”
"Ewen is a talented writer, and this is a strong addition to Christian fiction."
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:38 -0400)
In the 1920s, a young singer is torn between her fierce desire for independence, and a deep abiding love for her husband, a medical missionary who will become a royal physician to the court of Siam. Can she have it all... or does she have to choose?
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