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
From 207 Ratings


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...


  • In Moonlight and Memories by Julie Ann Walker

    By Wanda K McD
    I have just finished reading Volume I AND the preview of Vol II. I can’t wait to be able to afford the rest of this series, and I don’t even know how many more books there are. This love affair of three people...the way you’ve written so easily imagined. I love New Orleans...being from the South everyone with any desire for fun and living life to its fullest does. But the joys and the pain, the happiness and sorrows...all rolled into one book is simply astounding. You’re one hell of an author and I’m so glad I found this book. I’ve read lots of great books lately, but being a true romantic at heart, this one steps up and goes beyond all the others. You’ve written, in several places, words that have described my life to a T. Thanks for such a great trip to New Orleans and for introducing me to these people. I can’t help but dread the ending. Because of the words at the very start of this book. I hope, somehow, that they all find the love that will sustain them for the rest of their lives! I can’t wait to get the next book, Julie! But in the meantime, let the good times roll!
  • Not my style

    By Dkirkha
    Have loved Julie Ann Walkers other series. Not a fan of this style of writing, although it had a good premise for a story, it seemed to be as slow and muddy as the swamp. Cliffhanger killed it for me.
  • Sad and sweet

    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!!

    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

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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!