Saturday, May 16, 2015

Welcome to my stop for the Summer  of the Oak Moon blog tour.  Below you will find my review and a giveaway!!!! So check it out and have fun.

Title: Summer of the Oak Moon
Publication date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Laura Templeton

Rejected by the exclusive women’s college she has her heart set on, Tess Seibert dreads the hot, aimless summer ahead. But when a chance encounter with a snake introduces her to Jacob Lane, a black college student home on his summer break, a relationship blooms that challenges the prejudices of her small, north Florida town.
When Jacob confesses that Tess’s uncle is trying to steal his family’s land, Tess comes face to face with the hatred that simmers just below the surface of the bay and marshes she’s loved since birth. With the help of her mentor Lulu, an herbal healer, Tess pieces together clues to the mysterious disappearance of Jacob’s father twenty-two years earlier and uncovers family secrets that shatter her connection to the land she loves.
Tess and Jacob’s bond puts them both in peril, and discontent eventually erupts into violence. Tess is forced to make a decision. Can she right old wrongs and salvage their love? Or will prejudice and hatred kill any chance she and Jacob might have had?


Laura Templeton lives near Athens, Georgia, with her husband, son, and a menagerie of animals. When she’s not writing, she enjoys gardening, learning to figure skate, and taking long walks on the quiet country roads near her home. Something Yellow is her debut novel, and her creative nonfiction has appeared in various publications.
Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


When I first started reading this book I was captivated by the scene. This beautifull marsh filled and backwoods southern charm is amazing.  I love the lore of the herbal healing and the warm feeling that I got when I read this book.  The characters are rich and full of life and a rebel spirit that will have anyone cheering for their love to succeede.
Tess is a teenager that is stuck at a traditional crossroad in her life.  Go to college or not go to college.  Tess gets denied admission to her mothers college and feels like she is not good enough or smart enough to go to college.  So Tess decides to take the summer to figure a few things out.  But what Tess finds is not necessairly what she was looking for.
Jacob is a college student that is connected to Tess in more ways than one.  They meet in the most amazing way, and a love starts to blossom.  Neither one of them are aware of all the ways they are truly connected and reading them figure these ways out and work through them will keep you turning pages into the morning hours.

The social and moral issues of race and religion presented in this book are beautifully written and will have any reader's heart pounding through the duration of the story.   This is an amazing book that I will reccomend to everyperson I know.  Being a Social Worker this book hits on many issues are that are still present today, not as "in your face" but still present.  This book is deffenitly and amazing read.  I suggest everyone of you go buy this RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

5 out of 5 baubles!!!!

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Giveaway Information:  Winner will be drawn June 1, 2015
·        Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Summer of the Oak Moon by Laura Templeton (INT)

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Brandi. Thanks so much for hosting me on the blog tour. I'm glad you enjoyed my book!