I’ll Watch the Moon by Ann Tatlock {book review}

I’ll Watch the Moon by Ann Tatlock {book review}

Summary: Award-winning novelist Ann Tatlock once again lovingly crafts a story that will touch readers’ hearts while illuminating a powerful spiritual truth. I’ll Watch the Moon is the story of Catherine Tierney, angry at a God whom she no longer believes exists, and her painful journey back to faith. It is also the story of her friendship with Josef Karski, who teaches her how to trust in God as he reveals his own story of surviving the horrors of Auschwitz. And finally, it is the story of Nova Tierney, Catherine’s daughter, and the threads that bind their lives together. Ann Tatlock has skillfully and gracefully woven a tale you won’t soon forget.


My Reaction:  

I borrowed this from the public library, which is where I discovered this author, Ann.

Fabulous book! Just when you think the history part is done, she introduces yet another aspect of history during this time period. I learned a lot, all the while following the characters and the story line. If you think you know about the polio epidemic and World War II, think again. This book puts you right in the midst of it, through the eyes of its characters.

I love the point of view. It is cleverly done. At times I thought, this can’t work, but then I realized how it did. If you like a strong faith element, this book provides it, from several viewpoints. Also cleverly done.

I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I did. Did I mention that you might need a box of tissues at times? This book has different levels, and emotions, and varying viewpoints of the same event, which are quite moving when taken all together.

My Rating:  4 of 5 stars

This review is posted on Goodreads.

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About the Author:

Ann Tatlock is a novelist and children’s book author. Her books have received numerous awards, including the Christy Award, the Midwest Book Award and the Silver Angel Award for Excellence in Media. She also serves as managing editor of Heritage Beacon, the historical fiction imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. She lives with her family in Western North Carolina.

Check out Ann’s other books and news on her website, her Goodreads account, Christianbook.com, and her Twitter account.

Ann is one of my favorite authors. Read more about her here. View a list of her other books.


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