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5+ stars for Blame it on the Moon by Marilyn Baron #fantasyromance #newrelease #bookreview

Title: Blame it on the Moon (Jelly Beans and Spring Things)

Author: Marilyn Baron

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Book Blurb:

What if you went outside one evening to observe the Blood Moon and when you came back in, it was three years later, on the night of the next Blood Moon. And everything had changed during those lost years. There was another woman in your husband’s bed, younger and slimmer than you. Your daughter had gotten married to the man whose mother had taken your place. They have a daughter, who was named after a missing and presumed dead grandmother—you. What would you do? Try to reclaim your life? Or realize it was the time and the season for starting over?

My Review:

Strange things can happen on a blood moon, as Petra soon discovers. Everything has changed but is this a nightmare or a second chance at life. I can safely say this book is the most original premise I’ve ever read. It had me thinking thoughts I haven’t had since I was in university. Blame it on the Moon is an unputdownable read you’ll finish in one sitting.

It starts with the world-building. Marilyn Baron is a prolific author who knows how to create an addictive yet relatable world. She uses words to lure the reader into the world she’s created. It’s such an immersive reading experience.

The characters are well-written with emotional tension. I connected with Petra right away. She’s a woman who’s been through a lot and then deals with what happens as a result of the blood moon. Her family has moved on without her. What should she do? This is her dilemma and it’s a realistic one. The other characters are well-drawn and make an impact.

The writing is sophisticated and yet has a realistic vibe. Marilyn Baron describes each scene with emotion and accuracy. Her characterization and descriptive narration paint a picture that draws the reader into the story. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop until the very last page.

If you’re looking for an original story, pick up Blame it on the Moon. I strongly recommend this book to all readers.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

I'm a public relations consultant in Atlanta, a PAN member of Romance Writers of America, Georgia Romance Writers (GRW), a member of Atlanta Writers Club, and a recipient of the GRW Chapter Service Award. I am the immediate past co-chair of the Roswell Reads Steering Committee and a member of the Atlanta Authors Committee. I've won writing awards in Single Title, Suspense Romance, Paranormal/Fantasy, and Novels with Strong Romantic Elements. I was The Finalist in the 2017 Georgia Author of the Year Awards in the Romance category for Stumble Stones: A Novel, and the 2018 Georgia Author of the Year Finalist in the Romance Category for The Alibi. I was a presenter at the 2018 and 2019 Decatur Book Festival and a presenter at the Milton Literary Festival in November 2018. I write in a variety of genres, including humorous Women's Fiction; Romantic Suspense/Thrillers; Historical Romance and Fantasy. I write short stories, have written for anthologies, and I've even written a musical with my sister, Florida artist Sharon Goldman, called Memory Lane about Alzheimer's. Please visit my Web site to find out more about my novels and upcoming releases at

I graduated from The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a major in Public Relations. Born in Miami, Florida, I live in Roswell, Georgia, with my husband.

What's unique about my writing? I try to inject humor into everything I write, from romantic suspense to women's fiction. I like to laugh and I think my readers do too. I tend to feature older heroines, because let's face it, we're not getting any younger.

DESTINATION FICTION: While I'm not writing, I enjoy reading, traveling, going to the movies, eating Italian food and hovering over my two daughters. I studied in Florence, Italy, for six months during my senior year in college and set many of my books in Florence and other places I've visited.

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Reviewed by: Nancy



Sounds like a very intriguing story. Can't wait to read it. Congrats, Marilyn!


Barbara Bettis

Congratulations, Marilyn! all the best :)

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