Saturday, April 21, 2007

Dancing at the Harvest Moon ~ by K. C. McKinnon

Dancing at the Harvest Moon ~ by K. C. McKinnon, pseudonym for a respected literary novelist, 1997, fiction

The dust jacket says, "Maggie struggles with her feelings for a younger man whose age stands in the way of her growing affection for him. But their passion is undeniable, and soon she will have to decide which is more important to her: what other people think, or what she feels in her heart." We have all heard of May-December marriages, but usually it's a much younger woman and an older man, such as Maggie's husband of many years, who left her for a woman around the age of their daughters. A year later Maggie leaves Kansas City to return to the lakeside Harvest Moon in Canada where she had met her first love. What she finds is an attraction to a young man who is only two months older than her daughter.

What if this happened to you? How would you react? Would you worry about what people think, or even worse, what your children think? Maggie did. She also worried about what Robbie, her first love, would think. Hey, she was even concerned about what her ex-husband would think! I wouldn't have picked up the book if I'd known it was a sentimental romance novel with an absurd number of coincidences. However, it's very well written and kept my attention. It is also short and didn't take long to read, so I'll give it 7/10.

By the way, if you want to know what else the author has written, her real name is Cathie Pelletier.


Bijoy said...

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Marg said...

I have a vague recollection that this has been made into a movie.

Margreet said...

I don't think I could ever fall in love with someone who could be my son...yuck!! What does one talk about?
Loved your line: "a sentimental romance novel with an absurd number of coincidences". Very funny!!!!!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Biby Cletus, thanks for visiting Bonnie's Books. I'll take a look at your blog, too.

Marg, according to the author's web site, another of her books was made into a movie, but not this one, apparently.

Margreet, you like that phrase, huh? Thanks. I'm with you on the question of what you would ever find to talk about with one so much younger, but in this novel the younger fellow actually seemed to talk about much more interesting things than her lawyer ex-husband!

Marg said...

Maybe she didn't like the movie, because it was made. Starred Jacqueline Bissett. Details are on IMDB at

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Thanks, Marg, that's funny! Maybe she didn't.