Transporting us from Ave Maria's home in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Italian Alps, from New York City to the Tuscani countryside, Milk Glass Moon is the story of a shifting mother-daughter relationship, of a daughter's first love, and a mother's heartbreak, of an enduring marriage that contains its own ongoing challenges, and of a community faced with seismic change.
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All of Trigiani's other characters are back here as well. There's Jack Mac, who is Ave Maria's true love, who is willing to gamble security for the unknown. Then we have Ave Maria's best friend, Theodore Tipton, who begins life anew in New York City. There is also Iva Lou Wade Makin, the librarian, who is facing a life-or-death crisis. Meanwhile, surprises emerge in the blossoming crusty cashier Fleeta Mullins, the maturing of mountain girl turned savvy businesswoman Pearl Grimes, and the return of Pete Rutledge, the handsome stranger who turned Ave Maria's world upside down in Big Cherry Holler. Pete still has this secret crush on Ave Maria.
In this rollicking hayride of upheaval and change, Ave Maria is led to places she never dreamed she would go, and to people who enter her life and rock its foundation.
This story is truly all about finding oneself, and life changes with growing up and growing older as well.
The review of this Book prepared by Boppy
This is the third book in the Big Stone Gap Series. In this latest edition, Ave Maria MacChesney continues her journey through family life including her continuing commitment to her marrige to Jack, despite temptations, and watching her daughter grow and become independent. The novel ends with Ave's daughter, Etta, reaching the age of 18 and Ave and Jack beginning a new chapter in their life.
The review of this Book prepared by Gwen Walker