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.
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February 12, 2018
By the time I read this book I could not remember why I wanted to. For that reason it felt like the beginning of a new adventure.
And so I get to know the stories of the protagonist, Paul Vertune, and María, Martín, Mathilde, Manuel, Jean, Marc, Jacques, Catherine, and the captain of the ship.
January 28, 2018
Seasons of the Moon is about remaining human when everything seems to be against it. Narrated by the protagonist himself, the story follows Paul Vertune’s life from his birth. Shaped by the events of his childhood, Paul tries to keep the ever present smile on his lips and his faith in humanity in...
November 28, 2017
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
August 11, 2017
Sencilla y profunda historia que nos permite acompañar la vida de unos personajes maravillosos, que pese a sus heridas y pérdidas, decidieron elegir en esta paradoja que es la vida, ser seres de luz...no dejarse llevar por la oscuridad.
Ha sido para mí un agasajo leer esta historia, al final, ha s...
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...