In Moonlight and Memories: Volume One - Julie Ann Walker

In Moonlight and Memories: Volume One

By Julie Ann Walker

  • Release Date: 2019-07-01
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
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From 129 Ratings

Description

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker comes an epic story about sacrifice, friendship, and the awe-inspiring power of love.

Maggie: Ten years ago, Cash Armstrong stole my heart. Then he promptly joined the army—dragging my best friend with him—and left me crying on the front porch in a red sequined prom dress. Now he's back. They're both back. Cash, the one who still has my heart. And Luc, the one who saved my life.

Cash: How do you know if you’re at the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end? That's what I've been trying to figure out since a traumatic brain injury made me "unfit to serve." I'm back in New Orleans, and picking up the shattered pieces of my past means I must confront where my life's journey began... and where it all might end.

Luc: Long ago, Maggie May was mine. Not mine in the way you might think. She was mine because she was my only friend. Then Cash came along and we became brothers by something stronger than blood. We became brothers by choice. When tragedy struck, I was forced to make a decision that changed all our lives. I thought, after ten years, it was safe to come back home. I was wrong...

Reviews

  • Sad and sweet

    5
    By sbsbrinson
    This is a story about 3 friends who love each other in various ways but who also hurt each other. The love story plays out in strange ways! Recommended reading!
  • Absolutely love!!

    5
    By CassieWilkins
    Oh my goodness!! I can’t say enough about this series!! I finished it in two days. I just couldn’t put it down. Definitely a tear jerker. Love the story line and Maggie and Luc,Cash and Maggie, and all three of them together!!
  • Great boom

    5
    By KarinaQueen
    Can’t wait to read the next two books
  • Just like a beignet, sweet and addicting

    5
    By PattiA810
    A dynamic and diversified group of characters play out their lives in the very unique and special city of New Orleans. The main characters, Maggie, Cash and Luc have a strong bond of love, friendship, loyalty and respect. They met as teenagers and had an instant connection but, Cash and Luc enlist and become Green Berets and don't speak to Maggie for ten years. Now, they are back and it is awkward because there are secrets and hurts that are hard to ignore. Plus, there is the mysterious missing Dean, a fellow teen that disappeared ten years ago and Maggie and Luc are under suspicion. This is a mesmerizing story that keeps you wanting for Maggie, Cash and Luc to find their peace, their happiness and their future...which you need to read the following volumes in order to find out how they all fare. The writing is so good you feel as if you are in the French Quarter with this lively bunch and you can't put the book down.
  • Great start

    5
    By Debbieleif
    Three friends re-connect, intermixing their past and present. There's a mysterious death, secrets as yet unveiled while feelings between them grow and change. This book sets the stage, whets your curiosity but doesn't leave you hanging, just wanting more.
  • Mixed emotions

    4
    By charlligirl
    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing this book. I have mixed emotions about the story. The fun times are soooooo much fun. But there's always a BUT during the fun. How can you be having fun when you're waiting for the other shoe to drop? There are some heavy issues in this book. Guilt, love, abuse, suicidal thoughts, heartbreak, desertion and taking care of one another. I enjoyed the Sunday brunches at Cafe du Monde and the adventures that would follow. They were so much fun. Having been to New Orleans before it was exciting to see something that is not on the tourist map. Watching Luc and Cash fix up the house left me wondering how are they going to earn a living. They've been home now for a few weeks, but neither has a job, nor are they looking for one. I guess they could've put away a chunk of money while they were in the service, but what are their plans. I guess I'll have to read Volume 2 to see if my questions are answered. I feel I have more questions than answers. I wonder if they will be answered.
  • This one sucked me in to this highly emotional series

    5
    By 2BeagleDogs
    This is the first of three volumes in this new series from Julie Ann Walker. It is VERY different from her Black Knights, Inc. series, so don’t dive in with expectations of a fast-paced action-packed romantic suspense. This is a very slow-paced book, introducing you to three estranged childhood friends. Volume one sets the stage and introduces you to the dynamic between the three main characters, Maggie, Cash and Luc. It’s angsty and emotional, so bring the tissues. I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.
  • Meant to be read together

    4
    By Lvbum115
    First, I want to be clear, the three volumes must be read together to get the “whole” story. They will tug your heart strings, you will alternately love and hate the three main characters but the story, oh, the story. It’s all about The Plan. And once you understand, oh how you will feel the love. Lots of feels in these three books. I read them once, then read them again, to see what I missed once I knew. Enjoy!
  • SO GOOD!

    5
    By shineonyoucrazeediamond
    First, I have to say this is my time writing a review for any book. I was sent copies of the trilogy for an honest review and I have to say I don’t know that I would’ve read them otherwise as they aren’t her typical black knight genre. However I’m so glad I did! I could not put these books down. The descriptive writing took me back to NOLA and I felt like I was there! And so cleverly funny (don’t miss the dogs name, it may take a minute). I loved each character and felt like I knew them.
  • Excellent trilogy

    5
    By hnobbs
    I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book since it is a departure for Julie Ann Walker from her Black Knights series but wow I was blown away by this book. Volume One is pretty much Luc and Cash coming back to New Orleans after being gone for 10 years and meeting up with the girl they both love, Maggie May. While Maggie and Cash dated, Luc was their best friend even though Luc loved Maggie in his own way too. This volume is the friends getting back together and trying to find the new normal for them. Cash is back with a horrible injury sustained in the war and he is trying to find his place now. Cash has a plan he is trying to follow (even though we don’t know his plan yet) and keep his pain at bay in the meantime. I have really enjoyed the relationship between Maggie, Cash and Luc. I am really looking forward to Volume 2 since Volume One ends in a cliffhanger. But luckily all 3 yes that is right all 3 volumes will be released on the same day!