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Silver Moon


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A good book with a lot of good characters and an interesting story that you will read a lot.

‘Silver Moon’, Jenny Knipfer’s third book from her series, ‘By The Light of the Moon,’ is a book that men and women can enjoy – especially those interested in military fiction.

Knipfer delights her readership with each page she pens with her passion for words and understanding of the importance of character development.

Look at the power in her the beginning paragraph.

“The door between death and life is so thin. I could melt into the passageway as easily as floating on water. It is a place just one step away from drowning. I could be buoyant and breathing one minute, then not. Death's door becoming a fluid birth.”

Doesn’t that just make you melt into the story before it really begins – you know something is about to happen.

She makes her characters believable and makes her readers feel “real feelings” toward them.

Take for example, Luis – who didn’t enlist by his own choosing. We can’t help but absorb the emotions that he goes through during his tenure in battle, and the journey it takes him. Then there are Oshki, Jimmy and Lily. These are characters with passion and with heart that seem to jump out of the pages.

Look at how the author bring Oshki into the story.

“Dominique Cota, whom everyone knew as Oshki, got up from his desk at Follett Shipping. He needed to stretch his legs. His tall appendages had a hard time being cramped under a desk all the morning long. He stood up and moved his body in various ways to ease out the kinks. After he poured a glass of water at a side table, he took a stroll to the window.”

“The afternoon blazed beautiful. Oshki gazed out at Lake Superior. The blue waters rolled in the distance, but the protected bay sheltered its ships and boats securely. He loved the lake, this town, his home, and his family. He couldn’t ever imagine leaving. He gulped the rest of the water down and turned to go back to his desk, but something caught his eye.”

You can’t help but feel as if Oshki might be your brother or uncle or best buddy. Or maybe even you.

Kudos to the author for the time taken to put her own spin on each character.

Knipfer pulls out all the stops – with her magical “spoon” (pen) stirring in elements of intrigue, romance, and drama – all under the “light of a silver moon.”

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Becky has been in love with words since she first got a copy of "Harry the Dirty Dog," as a tiny tot.

A former award-winning newspaper editor with a bachelor's degree in English/journalism and a master's in psychology, her goal is to help you get your book out there.

Prologue & Chapter One

About the author

Jenny lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Ken, and their pet Yorkie, Ruby. She is also a mom and loves being a grandma. She enjoys many creative pursuits but finds writing the most fulfilling. Jenny’s favorite place to relax is by the western shore of Lake Superior. view profile

Published on June 30, 2020

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120000 words

Genre: Historical Fiction

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