Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon

Leanna Ellis / Apr 04, 2020

Once in a Blue Moon Bryn Seymour was nine years old when her mother died under mysterious circumstances on the same day Apollo made its historic lunar landing Forty years later divorced working as an obituary writer

  • Title: Once in a Blue Moon
  • Author: Leanna Ellis
  • ISBN: 9780805449884
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bryn Seymour was nine years old when her mother died under mysterious circumstances on the same day Apollo 11 made its historic lunar landing Forty years later divorced, working as an obituary writer, and duly cynical she meets Howard, a conspiracy theorist who knew her mom and believes a small Texas town may hold clues to what really fueled her demise Seeking closure, BBryn Seymour was nine years old when her mother died under mysterious circumstances on the same day Apollo 11 made its historic lunar landing Forty years later divorced, working as an obituary writer, and duly cynical she meets Howard, a conspiracy theorist who knew her mom and believes a small Texas town may hold clues to what really fueled her demise Seeking closure, Bryn goes along for this men in black ride But upon meeting Howard s son Sam, an outspoken Christian, she can t decide whose beliefs are pie in the sky.The gravity of life has pulled Bryn down for decades But a perfect love could be her first step to soaring It only happens once in a blue moon.

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      • Leanna Ellis

        Deep in the heart not only describes where Leanna Ellis lives in Texas but also the way she writes Her books, whether romance, inspirational, women s fiction, or paranormal, are infused with heartfelt emotion Having written twenty published novels, Ellis has won many awards including the National Readers Choice Award and the Maggie Award.When not chasing vampires through the darkened recesses of her mind or roping and riding along with her characters through sun drenched plains, she stays busy driving her children to their multitude of activities, figuring out what to make for dinner or where to order takeout , chasing her menagerie of crazy pets around the house, and researching the next idea.


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    1. As I began reading "Once in a Blue Moon", by Leanna Ellis, I soon realized that I was in for a rare treat. I have my favorite genres and types of characters, and those are my comfort reads. However, I love it when an author can take me some place new, make it a journey to remember, and introduce me to new friends to whom I don't want to say goodbye. That's exactly what Leanna Ellis did with "Once in a Blue Moon". Bryn Seymour is a journalist with a college-aged daughter, a divalistic cat, and re [...]


    2. This is a well-written and engaging book! There were several times I had to laugh out loud at Ellis' clever choice of words as well as her interesting cast of characters. Reading Sam's comment that "preachers like to kiss" was just one of many laughable moments. But what I really appreciate was Ellis' ability to weave together both sorrow and humor in such a way as to make the characters real. The dialogue seemed very natural, including the questions asked by Bryn when she's seeking answers on m [...]


    3. I’ve just finished reading, Once in a Blue Moon and have the biggest smile on my face and a warm feeling in my heart. This story is fun, fun, fun. I’m so thankful to receive a review copy of this book.At first I didn’t understand where Leanna Ellis was going with her story. When Byrnda Seymour meets Howard Walters, I realize then that Leanna uses the beginning to set up their strange encounter. Howard calls Miss Seymour to request she write his memoir, Bryn writes obituaries for a living - [...]


    4. When I was chosen to be an Early Reviewer for this book I was a little worried. I had read the summary and thought it sounded interesting but I had failed to see the "Men in Black" part. I have some books in my collection that are deemed fairytale and the like but it is more about the art that interests me and not the writing. So, the first thing that starts going through my head when I am chosen and re-read the summary is Will Smith singing:"The black suits with the black ray bans onWalk in sha [...]


    5. Brynda Seymour was only nine years old when her mother died mysterious on the same night that Apollo 11 touched down on the moon.She is now a cynical obituary writer who likes to live her life on the edge. Her life changes completely when she is approached at the fortieth anniversary party by Howard Walters, a strange man obsessed with conspiracy theories, who tells her that he knew her mother. Eager to get answers to her mother's death, she follows Walter to Marfa, Texas where she begins to thi [...]


    6. Book Description:Bryn Seymour was nine years old when her mother died under mysterious circumstances on the same day Apollo 11 made its historic lunar landing. Forty years later—divorced, working as an obituary writer, and duly cynical—she meets Howard, a conspiracy theorist who knew her mom and believes a small Texas town may hold clues to what really fueled her demise. Seeking closure, Bryn goes along for this men-in-black ride. But upon meeting Howard’s son Sam, an outspoken Christian, [...]


    7. Intrigue, laughter, family, love, mixed in with characters you immediately like makes Once in a Blue Moon a fun book to read! Here is the back cover synopsis:She was only nine years old when her mother died under mysterious circumstances on the same day Apollo 11 made its historic lunar landing. In the decades since, thrill-seeking journalist Bryn Seymour has defied gravity, pushing each moment to count. Inwardly, though, she’s resisted any close encounters. Skydiving is easy. Staying in a rel [...]


    8. This is the second novel I’ve read by Leanna Ellis. While it’s a very different tale from Ruby’s Slippers, I found the main character, Bryn Seymour, to be fascinating. Her memory of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon is colored by the fact that her mother died that evening under strange circumstances, when Bryn was only nine. Now she’s a reporter/obituary writer whose memories don’t add up. Her Nana, who raised her after the death, won’t talk about what happened, so when Bryn meets a [...]


    9. Once in a Blue Moon by Leann Ellis isn't quite sure if it's a conspiracy thriller, contemporary romance, or family drama. Brynda Seymour's mother died forty years ago as Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. She was raised by her Nana, but has spent the time since living life on the edge, engaging in risky behavior and always falling for the wrong guy. When she's contacted by Howard Walters who claims that her mother's death is part of a conspiracy from NASA, she's pulled into his paranoid world [...]


    10. Bryn Seymour is attending a NASA celebration for the 40th anniversary of the moon landing when she is introduced to Howard Walters, who whispers something about a lunar landing conspiracy in her ear. Soon after, Bryn discovers her mother knew Howard before she died, and goes back to find him and see if she can get some answers about the mysterious circumstances surrounding her personal tragedy. She also meets Howard's son, Sam, and an undeniable attraction is immediately formed.Through these two [...]


    11. When I first started this book, I had a hard time "getting into" it. Bryn's character wasn't someone I really liked at first. She was a bit too cocky and a bit too full of herself for my taste. As the book progressed though, her character made more sense, and I really came to enjoy her cynicism and sardonic humor. The story was enjoyable and had enough mystery to keep you guessing, enough romantic tension to keep you wondering and drooling over hunky Sam, and enough weirdness to make you wonder [...]


    12. A quest for truth….Beware of what you seek!Leanna presents a story filled with quirky characters, imaginative situations, and a mysterious past. The descriptive wordage is bold and easy to visualize. I was a bit “Lost in Space” in the beginning but after the third chapter the story becomes smoother with a comfortable flow.The reader will encounter precarious situations, potential danger and lots of laughs. There is ample opportunity for sleuthing alongside Bryn, searching for the truth abo [...]


    13. Once In A Blue Moon" has all the elements of a good story: romance, suspense, comedy, drama etc Being a Christian-based book, I found the religious references non-intrusive so I wasn't irritated by them. I did, however, find the movie references overdone. Less is more. I enjoyed all the characters and how each dealt with their personal struggles. I also enjoyed the history lesson. I was a young child at the time of the moon landing and it was pleasant to go back in time and relive that moment. I [...]


    14. This is my second Leanna Ellis book. Her books are thought-provoking. They have humor and lots of emotion. It was different in a good way.



    15. I wasn't sure I would like this book. It was written around the mystery the main characters died of. Was it suicide, an accident or did someone do something to her?She died on the night of the Apollo Moon Walk. She is an obituary writer, divorced with a daughter. She is contacted by a rather strange man who wants her to write about his life. He is very secretive and strange and he was working for Nasa during the time her Mother died, he knew her Mother which does convince her to get involved wit [...]


    16. Bryn Seymour was only nine years old when her mother died. She will never forget the day. It was the same day that the Apollo 11 was launched. Now years later, Bryn is attending the commemoration of the Apollo 11 launch. Bryn hears her name being called. She turns and meets a man by the name of Howard Walter. Howard tells Bryn that her mother’s death was all part of a conspiracy. At first Bryn believes Howard is a crazy but just as she is about to think Howard is speaking some truth, Howard’ [...]


    17. Sci-fi meets conspiracy theory gone wild, NASA, the moon walk, and reporters, all abound in Once in a Blue Moon. Brynda Seymour is an obituary writer and a inspirational stories reporter, but she is on a personal journey. A quest to learn more about her mother who died when Bryn was only 9. However this journey is perhaps more than Bryn expected and can deal with. She will face her fears of being alone, and of being the one responsible for her mom's death. When an old aquaintance of her moms app [...]


    18. Now I can really say that I've read a Christian Romance novel. How interesting, that it has such a different climax than a normal novel, or a normal romance novel. I won't tell you what it is, just in case you ever want to read it, but I will have to say that there were a couple of redeeming qualities in the book, at least enough for me to read the whole thing. I had a very hard time reading the main character's motivations. I think she was consistent in why she made the decisions she did, but I [...]


    19. Not at all what I was expecting. I thought the story was going to revolve around Bryn's mother's death, and thought she would eventually find out that in her child's way of trying to help her mom was not what caused her mother's death . For me, the jury is still out on that one. Interwoven with Bryn's search, Howard's, conspiracy theories, and Sam's desire to build a relationship with the father he never really got to know, is a beautiful love story. Though love stories are not usually my thing, [...]


    20. A great read with just enough conspiracy theory to be intriguing. Bryn Semymour has learned to live life on her own terms. A journalist, she lives on the edge all the time. Tasked with writing about the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, she finds herself involved in a story stranger than anything she could have imagined. And perhaps, she will also find the love she has run from all of her life. Of course God might have some thoughts about this journey she is on.


    21. This is a Christian fiction book with a lot of twists and turns in the plot. It has romance, mystery, drama, & comedy, & faith issues. I loved this story because it was so different than the regular fiction I read. It kept me on my toes, & I love that!


    22. I read it to the end, but I really did not enjoy it as much as the other book I read by this author. Silly story.



    23. I enjoyed the book and will gladly recommend it. I enjoyed getting to know each of the characters. The end leaves me wondering whether there is a sequel.





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