Local Gems: Moonshine Serenade by Amy Shelor Dye

Moonshine Serenade

by Amy Shelor Dye (Goodreads Author)
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  

A diary with a secret awakens good and evil forces and a sweet summer romance by  Amy Shelor Dye.
A diary with a secret awakens good and evil forces and a sweet summer romance by Amy Shelor Dye.
Sixteen year old Sallie Songer moved from the nation’s capital to the Moonshine Capital of the World; a rural Virginia county not celebrated for its monuments and memorials, but famously known for its history of brewing and hauling illegal liquor. Haunted by the thought of a less than epic existence in this new place with its old-timey sensibilities, Sallie is thrilled with her discovery of a diary penned in the late 1930’s by a teenage girl who witnessed a murder in the forest near Sallie’s home.
When Sallie encounters the ghost of the killer described in the diary, she fears not just for her life but also her new-found spirit sighting ability. And as she grows more connected to her neighbor, Zeke – the Jeep driving, guitar playing, tattoo wearing, sweet talking son of a preacher man, Sallie finds her past, her present, and her future merging in ways she never could have dreamed.
My Review:
Expect to be carried back to your high school years in this sweet summer romance with a paranormal twist. Experience all the excitement and fear of first love as city-girl, Sallie Songer, meets Zeke, a musically talented young man from the Moonshine Capital of the World, Franklin County, VA. Sallie discovers a diary in her new home, written by a young woman who witnessed a murder in the 1930’s. After reading the diary, Sallie begins sighting ghosts clearly described in the diary. Fearful and curious, Sallie finds herself drawn into the mystery, only to discover that Zeke shares her gift of seeing ‘spirits’. Sallie’s past and present collide as she discovers the true story behind the murder and how it may affect her future with Zeke. For folks who live in or love rural Virginia, Ms.

Author, Amy Shelor Dye, entices the reader with mystery and romance in  her first book, "Moonshine Serenade."
Author, Amy Shelor Dye, entices the reader with mystery and romance in her first book, “Moonshine Serenade.”

Shelor Dye has a way of carrying you down all the familiar roads and charming historical places that make this book feel like home. I recommend this book to my friends who enjoy clean romance, cozy mysteries, a little history, and those of Christian faith.

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