Pub Day REVIEW: Hang the Moon

The Duke is the head of a powerful Virginia family. The Kincaids own land, run the town businesses and during Prohibition make a fortune in running bootleg moonshine. The Duke is a bit of a complex character and has several children from his various wives. The story focuses on daughter Sallie who is sent away after an incident with her half brother. When Duke’s wife dies, he brings Sallie home and she begins working for her beloved father. As she grows and the family faces change and hardship, Sallie must find her strength, her voice and come to grips with the truth of who her father really was.

Sallie was a lovely, strong woman out of her time. I enjoyed seeing the choices she would make and how protective and caring she was about those in her circle. The lengths these small town folks went to protect their livelihood and how long they held on to grudges is hard to believe. Certainly makes for a good read though.

I do think this one does paint men all with a pretty negative brush though. They didn’t all need to be so immoral and violent to show how strong, clever and resilient Sallie was. But that is my only criticism.

Thanks to Scribner Books, the author and Dart Frog Co for the gifted copy. All opinions above are my own.

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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