Beneath the Patchwork Moon is a wonderful story of friendship, love, and second chances. It’s full of pain and heartache that will make you cry. It’s a story about learning to forgive yourself first and foremost, and realizing that sometimes things aren’t as they appear. It’s about realizing that people make their own path in life and that while you may not like it, it’s their choice.
It is the tenth anniversary of the car accident that took the life of Luna's best friend Sierra and left Sierra's boyfriend in a permanent vegetative state. Luna has been grieving and holding tight to secrets that Sierra shared with her, which have added guilt to her grief. Luna has become a successful fabric artist whose scarves grace the necks of some of Hollywood's finest. But she has never left her family home in Hope Springs. But now changes are coming. Her mother is unexpectedly expecting a baby. Sierra's family home is being foreclosed on. And Sierra's older brother Angelo, the only man Luna has ever loved, is coming back to Hope Springs.
Angelo has had to deal with his own grief and anger. He also had to deal with the fact that his parents seemed to blame him for Sierra's death and let their own lives fall apart. Eventually, when Angelo did what he thought best for the family, his parents disowned him.
Beneath the Patchwork Moon is the second book in the Hope Springs series, however it is a standalone book. With that in mind, I’m looking forward to the next book in the series and revisiting Luna, Angelo, and the other characters.
In Hope Springs, Texas, every first love deserves a second chance.
Luna Meadows wove a successful career out of creating the sumptuous, richly hued scarves that adorn Hollywood’s elite. Now she wants to give back to her hometown of Hope Springs, Texas, by creating a community arts center on the property that once belonged to her best friend: a talented musician named Sierra who perished in a car crash at age eighteen. As Luna sorts through the personal belongings left in the Caffey family’s former home, she confronts her own guilt and memories. But when Angelo Caffey—Sierra’s brother and Luna’s first love—returns unexpectedly, Luna must also face the pain of their long-ago relationship.
Headstrong, handsome Angelo walked away from Hope Springs—and Luna—eight years ago. But this time, he’s staying until he gets his answers. Still haunted by Sierra’s mysterious accident, he demands to know the secrets Luna has harbored all these years. But will revealing the truth leave Luna heartbroken? Or can she finally bury the past and help Angelo come home for good?