Seasons of the Moon by Julien Aranda

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Read Seasons of the Moon Online Free - At the close of World War II, a chance encounter sets the course for one man’s destiny…

During the Nazi occupation, fifteen-year-old Paul Vertune, the sensitive son of wheat farmers, prefers gazing at the ocean and contemplating life’s mysteries over toiling in the fields of the Brittany coast. One fateful day, Paul’s life is spared by a compassionate German soldier with eyes as blue as the sea. When Paul’s village is liberated, an angry mob turns against their occupiers. The German soldier, near death, asks Paul to promise him one thing: find his daughter and tell her that her father loved her.

As Paul becomes a man, he fulfills his childhood dream of sailing the world, even as twists of fate steer his life in unexpected directions. But through it all, Paul never forgets his promise.

Beautifully moving and deeply profound, Seasons of the Moon evokes a sense of wonder at the mystery of human connection and the powerful ripple effects of kindness.



Title : Seasons of the Moon
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ISBN : 1542047773
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 242 pages


Reviews


Manchester Military History Society (MMHS) rated it ★★★★☆

November 28, 2017

Beautifully written Although listed as historical fiction this is more a reflection on life, circumstance and being true to yourself. The story centres on farmers boy Paul, who aged 15 is saved by a Nazi soldier from being killed. Paul now finds this same soldier captured, and with his last gasps...


Daniella rated it ★★★★☆

August 22, 2017

Thanks to NetGalley for this book to review! Seasons of the Moon was one of those books where you fall in love with the main character, Paul Vertune. It follows a boys that is destined to become a wheat farmer but his choices change the direction of his life at each different season. Being a mom o...


Linda Lpp rated it ★★★☆☆

December 30, 2017

Book was just ok I found the story dragged. For a story told in the early sections as Paul himself speaking, the vocabulary was in my mind at odds with how a young man with his educational background would speak or think. Would not recommend this book. Seemed too much effort was placed on trying t...


Nikki rated it ★★★★★

October 04, 2017

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for my honest review. What an utterly delightful read with a main character, Paul, whom you will fall in love with. Even during some of the sadder points in the story, you can't help but see how these events shaped Paul and the memories he held so fond...


Nissa rated it ★★★★★

October 11, 2017

I adored this novel! It’s beautifully written and atmospheric. There’s a reason why World War II-era historical fiction is so popular, and why it’s my favorite to read. Timeless tales of heroism, tragedy, heartbreak, and love are stories that always leave a mark on me, and debut Julien Aranda’s n...


Stacie rated it ★★★★★

August 07, 2017

Oh my stars, this book. I am one that tends to stick within the same genres; mainly historical fiction. I was in the mood for something different, however, when I ran across Seasons of the Moon. (And that cover! Swoon.) On a whim I requested it, figuring I could leisurely read it when I was in th...


Anna rated it ★★★★☆

August 01, 2017

Seasons of the Moon is a translated version of Julien Aranda’s first novel, "Le sourire du clair de lune." It follows the course of a man’s life, comparing each stage to a stage of the moon. The fourth son of a wheat farmer, Paul Vertune is set apart from the rest of his family because of his sen...


Amy rated it ★★★★★

October 19, 2017

While this is historic fiction, it is so different from any historic fiction that I have ever read. This is a magical book and the language and the symbolism are amazing in it---which is amazing since this is translated from its original French version. I loved the characters, I loved the story, I...


Jennifer rated it ★★★★☆

December 13, 2017

Seasons of the Moon by Julien Aranda (translated by Roland Glasser) is the one man’s story through life. Beginning with his birth, Paul Vertune was the youngest son of a farmer on the Brittany coast of France. From the very beginning, it was clear that Paul was not destined for a life as a farmer...


Alison rated it ★★★★☆

August 17, 2017

Born into the life of a wheat farmer in rural France, Paul Vertune, from the time of his birth was different. He was a sensitive soul, who did not fit into his families plans for his life. Knowledge became his source of survival. When Paul age 15 during WW ll, a Nazi soldier saves Paul from being...





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