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Bring Down the Moon by Eva Le Bon

Bring Down the Moon

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Set in 1954 and running to the present day Bring Down the Moon is a tragically romantic story of the complex, entangled lives of two sisters who marry two brothers; hoping for so much but finding life doesn't always work out as you planned. We think this well-written family saga, from a small independent publisher, is a compelling and addictive read. Why not download the opening extract and see what you think?

Bring down the Moon is on the 2013 Reading Well Mood-boosting Books top 40 List. Run by The Reading Agency, this is a national promotion with the books recommended by readers and reading groups around the country and range from novels and non-fiction to poetry and graphic novels.

This edition includes reading notes for reflection. It is also available in Kindle format. Click here to find out more.

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Bring Down the Moon by Eva Le Bon

'At the heart of a loving community we find many stories, intertwined with each other and spanning fifty years. Initially, the story revolves around the doctor's home in the 60s, the centerpiece of the village and follows the inhabitants through joy, adventure and struggle.

A story of honesty and veiled truths; two sisters marry two brothers and find themselves in a mix of intense emotion and complications. Fleur, the intrepid heroine, wants the closeness to be perfect but her life takes an unexpected twist when she hears the reflections of a dying priest.

As the layers of stories unfold they draw you in and make you feel part of their world. From the eyes of heroine Fleur, Polly, Annie and Father Francis, Bring Down the Moon will take you on a journey that will excite and absorb you. Both tragic and romantic, it's a tale in which you might just learn something about yourself.' Kitiara Pascoe


''It is a bitter-sweet read that shines a light on the painful truths of life.' Elizabeth Fremantle, author of Queen's Gambit

‘A fascinating story told in layers of characters. At times unsettling, but ultimately a story of hope-of the choices we make in the adversities that befall us in our lives. How can we be light and skip through our lives in the wake of tragedies? So cleverly written-and the end is magical’ Ailsa Smith clinical psychologist.

‘I just finished reading BDTM and I loved it! I’ll be putting this on our Book Club reading list for sure!’ Annabel Krupp Canada

‘This is one of those rare books that truly deepens our understanding of human emotion and the way we relate to each other. Everyone should read this’ Dr Jackson Grassington

click here to download a document with many more reader reviews from Amazon.

About the Author

Eva Le Bon

This sensitively written novel is Eva Le Bon’s first piece of fiction writing. From the tapestry of her own lived life including her experience as a psychotherapist she has really loved letting her pen write this novel, with no rush, over several years of her life, and has been intrigued by where it has taken her! At times tear jerking and thought provoking Eva’s story challenges us to keep on discovering our own pathway through, whoever we think we are, and whatever the cards of life have dealt us, as we write our own stories by the light of the moon.

'Eva Le Bon is a debut novelist who managed to write a truly intricate and emotional book first time. When I proofread this novel I was amazed by the complexity of her characters and how skilfully she intertwined their stories while retaining a clear focus. This book has received fantastic reviews from readers and academics alike' Kitiara Pascoe

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Publication date

20th October 2011


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190 pages


Sagas and Romance
Family Drama
Reading Groups
Relationship Stories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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