March 11, 2021

Book Review: The Moonlight School

Book Title:
The Moonlight School
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Adult Fiction, illiteracy, Fiction
Publisher: Revell Reads
Publisher Date: February 2, 2021 (320 Pages, Paperback)
ISBN: 9780800735012
Haunted by her sister's mysterious disappearance, Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky, in the spring of 1911 to work for Cora Wilson Stewart, superintendent of education. When Cora sends Lucy into the hills to act as scribe for the mountain people, she is repelled by the primitive conditions and intellectual poverty she encounters. Few adults can read and write.

Born in those hills, Cora knows the plague of illiteracy. So does Brother Wyatt, a singing schoolmaster who travels through the hills. Involving Lucy and Wyatt, Cora hatches a plan to open the schoolhouses to adults on moonlit nights. The best way to combat poverty, she believes, is to eliminate illiteracy. But will the people come?

As Lucy emerges from a life in the shadows, she finds purpose; or maybe purpose finds her. With purpose comes answers to her questions, and something else she hadn't expected: love.

Inspired by the true events of the Moonlight Schools, this standalone novel from bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings to life the story that shocked the nation into taking adult literacy seriously. You'll finish the last page of this enthralling story with deep gratitude for the gift of reading.
Discliamer: I received a free copy of this book though Revell Reads for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Are you looking for a book that is based on illiteracy? This book called "The Moonlight School" is about that, and a little mystery is popped in as well. It seems like this is mostly about the mountain people that are in Rowan County.

This book has a few main characters, Cora Wilson, Lucy Wilson, Angie Copper, and Finley James. One other one's name is Brother Watt. The author pops a little romance in this book as well. However, most of this book is about learning to read and write.

Will they be able to get the folks' help in the hills to learn to read and write? Will the Moonlight School campaign be stopped in its tracks? Will Lucy find her sister, or will she accept God's answer? There seems like there is some romance going on, and will Lucy choose Andrew or Watt?

My favorite is learning about how the night schools started. I love the fact that we know about illiteracy and how it came about. This book seems to occur based on actual historical events. That seems like a good idea.

If you are a book fan, well, this is a book you may want to read, It is about books and teaching an adult to read. There is some mystery in the plot, The author wrote a perfect story plot.

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