#BookReview- In Moonlight and Memories by @JAWalkerAuthor #Romance #SummerReading


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…


A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Julie loves to travel the world looking for views to compete with her deadlines. And if those views happen to come with a blue sky and sunshine? All the better! When she’s not writing, Julie enjoys camping, hiking, cycling, fishing, cooking, petting every dog that walks by her, and… reading, of course!

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My Review

Maggie’s doing just fine. Her dream of owning a bar (well hers and Cash and Luc’s dream) has materialized. She has the support of family and friends and a full life, so why do old memories continue to drag her down?

Cash had no intention of returning to New Orleans. He’d put the past (namely his father) behind him and kissed it goodbye. His only regret- Maggie. But when a suicide bomber almost takes him out while on tour, Cash gains a new perspective on life and comes up with a plan to fix the mistakes he’s made and that requires going home.

Luc fell in love with Maggie May from the awkward age of fourteen, but the moment she meets his friend Cash he knows they’re fated to be together. Bottling his feelings, he takes the next best thing, her friendship. It kills him to leave her when Cash goes on the run, but his buddy needs him.

Now that Cash and Luc are back, the Louisiana swamp is giving up her secrets. Will they handle the fallout, or will the bayou swallow them forever?

I loved this book!

There were so many great moments. The characters leap off the page, they’re so well-written. The relationships between Luc and Cash, Cash and Maggie, Luc and Maggie May- I loved them all.

Favorite Lines

I read a quote that pretty much sums up my situation. True love is not the number of kisses, or how often you get them. True love is the feeling that lingers long after the kiss is over.

In Moonlight and Memories- Julie Ann Walker

At first acquaintance, Luc comes off as an unobtrusive guy. Not so much meek and mild, but quiet. Self-effacing. And yet he has a particular brand of toughness I’ve only ever seen in other men of his ilk. Men who’ve come from the place where murky waters run through tall marsh grass. Where gators growl and bobcats howl.

In Moonlight and Memories- Julie Ann Walker

Sometimes the past is like that whole objects in mirror are closer than they appear thing. The trick to forgetting is simply not to look.

In Moonlight and Memories- Julie Ann Walker

There’s so many more, but I better quit now, lol. Buy the book, you’ll love it!

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  1. Staci Troilo says:

    I haven’t been reading romances for a while, but this one has me dying to know who she ends up with. You can usually tell in triangle stories, but this one isn’t obvious to me. Nice share, Jacquie.


  2. Teri Polen says:

    I don’t usually read a lot of romance, but like Staci, I’m wondering who she ends up with too, lol.

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    1. Book 1 leads straight into book 2, so I’m not sure yet either! 🙂

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  3. Mae Clair says:

    Love the book title! The cover is enchanting, too. I don’t read much romance, but this sounds like a good one!

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    1. The author hit all the right notes with this one. There’s only one kiss scene and it’s more about the emotions than the physical aspect.
      It’s so well-written!

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      1. Mae Clair says:

        Oooh, sounds very good!

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  4. I always wondered what Maggie May was like as a young woman. This story sounds great.

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    1. I love her name- Magnolia May ❤


  5. Julie says:

    Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! What an honor!

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    1. I love all of your books! In Moonlight and Memories was so good I immediately bought Volume 2!
      Thanks so much for stopping by the blog, Julie, I’m the one who’s honored ❤


  6. Triangle in a romance should keep the readers turning the page. Your review is great, Jacquie!

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    1. It’s a triangle, but not in the way you may think- read the book! lol


      1. Oh, now you got me curious! 😉

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  7. A love triangle always makes me want to flip to the last chapter. Lol. The suspense kills me. I like the snippets, Jacquie. It sounds like quality writing as well as a complex story. 🙂 Thanks for the review!

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    1. You need to read the whole thing so you gain empathy with the characters, lol

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  8. Roberta EAton Cheadle says:

    This sounds quite exciting, Jacquie. New Orleans is always exciting. Thanks for sharing your review.

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    1. I would LOVE to go there- especially during Mardi Gras 🙂


  9. Jane Ellen Owen says:

    Sounds like a fabulous read. Will have to check it out. Thanks Jacquie. ♥️

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    1. It’s well worth the read!


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