Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The Moon Is Missing by Jenni Ogden (Book Spotlight and Giveaway!)

Today I'm happy to be spotlighting a recent release from Jenni Ogden. If you like women's fiction or are looking for a good book club pick, this looks good. I hope to read it soon.

Book Details:

Book Title: The Moon Is Missing by Jenni Ogden
Category: Adult Fiction, 388 pages
Genre: Book Club, Literary, Women's Fiction, Domestic Suspense
Publisher: Sea Dragon Press
Release date: April 2020
Tour dates: Oct 26 to Nov 20, 2020
Content Rating: PG-13 + M: No violence, mild non-explicit sex scenes, appropriate and minimal use of f--- words and a few mild cusses etc, adultery as a secret from past generations, but not between current-day characters.

Book Description:

A daughter who cries “Who am I?”
A mother who can’t tell her…
A hurricane called Katrina…
A family secret exposed…
An island at the bottom of the world.

From Jenni Ogden, author of multiple-award-winning A DROP IN THE OCEAN, comes a page-turning tale of family secrets and mother–daughter conflict set in London, New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, and on a remote and spectacular island off the coast of New Zealand.

Georgia Grayson has perfected the art of being two people: a neurosurgeon on track to becoming the first female Director of Neurosurgery at a large London hospital, and a wife and mother. Home is her haven where, with husband Adam’s support, she copes with her occasional anxiety attacks. That is until her daughter, 15-year-old Lara, demands to know more about Danny, her mysterious biological father from New Orleans who died before she was born. "Who was he? Why did he die? WHO AM I?” Trouble is, Georgia can’t tell her. As escalating panic attacks prevent her from operating, and therapy fails to bring back the memories she has repressed, fractures rip through her once happy family. Georgia sees only one way forward; to return to New Orleans where Danny first sang his way into her heart, and then to the rugged island where he fell to his death. Somehow she must uncover the truth Lara deserves, whatever the cost.

Praise for The Moon is Missing:

"Jenni Ogden is a beautiful writer. In her newest, a tale of domestic suspense, Ogden tells the story of a neurosurgeon bedeviled by her own sophisticated brain and the memories of a long-ago tragedy that still has the power to destroy her and her family. Pick up The Moon is Missing. You won't put it down."
Jacquelyn Mitchard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean & My Only

"With gripping scenes set during Hurricane Katrina and on a remote New Zealand island, this tightly-woven family drama—fueled by long-buried secrets and a daughter’s desperate need to answer the question, ‘Who am I?’ —is ripe for book club discussion." 
- Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author of A Perfect Son & The Promise Between Us

“…Beautifully written … characters were immensely believable…Ogden did not shy away from the harsh realities of what can happen when someone in a family is experiencing panic attacks and trauma from the past. Katrina was a tragedy and I feel the novel really paid homage to the medical staff who worked tirelessly to make sure people were evacuated….a must-read for anyone who is a fan of women’s fiction, especially harkening back to the old greats such as Fern Michaels.”
Readers’ Favorite, 5 star review

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About the Author:

Jenni Ogden and her husband live off-grid on spectacular Great Barrier Island, 100 kms off the coast of New Zealand, a perfect place to write and for grandchildren to spend their holidays. Winters are spent near a beach in Far North Tropical Queensland. Jenni’s debut novel, A Drop in the Ocean, won multiple awards and has sold over 80,000 copies. As a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, she is well-known for her books featuring her patients’ moving stories: Fractured Minds: A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology, and Trouble In Mind: Stories from a Neuropsychologist’s Casebook. Please visit her author website, sign up for her e-newsletter, and friend and follow her everywhere!

Connect with the Author: website ~ facebook ~ twitter ~ instagram ~ goodreads

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  1. Thank you Laura! Hope you and some of your followers enjoy it, and perhaps come visit Great Barrier Island in NZ for yourselves one day!

    1. My pleasure, Jenni. I would sure love to visit Great Barrier Island in NZ! Thanks for stopping by. :-)

  2. This does sound really nice! Love the title. I also really love the way you handle your book details, especially the content rating. Very clever!

    Elza Reads

    1. Thanks Elza. Sometimes it helps to know the content in a book so that you can avoid triggers if that's an issue.

  3. This sounds so good! Thank you for highlighting it.


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