Water on the Moon was not quite what I was expecting. It’s a character-driven story about a middle aged woman already hurt by divorce who’s world is shaken when a small plane crashes into her house. Luckily, she and her teenage, twin daughters are unharmed and taken in by a caring neighbor. Lidia quickly gets wrapped up in the investigation into the pilot and her seeming connection to Lidia. I was hoping for more from the plot of this book. It’s rather slow, and since it’s a short book, there just wasn’t enough substance to satisfy me.
I did really enjoy the relationships between Lidia and her daughters. I am a twin, and my sister and I were very close with our mother in high school, so it reminded me of those days when I was still living at home but starting to think about college and branching out. Polly, the neighbor who takes in Lidia and the girls, was a rather eccentric older women. She was kind and wise and added a lot to the story. She was a grandmother of sorts who always knew what to say to Lidia or one of the girls. I liked the female relationships.
The mystery aspect of this book was interesting. Since I liked Lidia, I didn’t mind going along with her on this journey. I enjoyed seeing everything unfold. I just wish it would have happened a little quicker.
Rating: 3 Stars