Emmaus, West Virginia, is over-run with treasure seekers when it becomes known that a local millionaire has responded to the death of his wife in 1974 and to a later divine revelation by hiding gold, silver, cash, and perhaps other treasures in the nearby hills. At first, T.D. Lovett, who works for the local country music station, is more concerned with sparking Pidge Bledsoe, a local junkyard proprietor with an adopted son. But Lovett does end up getting into the treasure hunt. “Wonderful! Full of believable characters, forgiveness, redemption, suspense, a great sense of ‘place’ ―not to mention a great playlist and quotable wisdom. All I could hope for in a great escape!” -- Jeff Taylor. “The best novel I’ve read in ages.” – Liz Curtis Higgs. “If you are looking for fun and you like country, this is the story for you.” – Don Reid. The author, Chris Fabry, is a West Virginia native and a Marshall graduate. He is a prolific writer of Christian fiction who was inducted in 2018 into the Christy award Hall of Fame. Of this book, he wrote: “All my stories are prayers from a wounded heart. As you enter each one, I hope you'll sense that struggle and pain and questions are not just part of life but part of how you can be drawn deeper into it. A Piece of the Moon is the book I've waited more than 40 years to write. It combines my love for radio with a quirky cast of characters who need a second chance in a world that judges and marginalizes. There's also a faith angle to the story that leads to a mystery to solve. I hope it sings in your soul.”
Carol Stream, Illinois: Tyndale House, 2021. 400 pages. Trade paperback.