While the world is embroiled in World War I, Ella Wallace fights her own personal battle to keep the mystical Florida land that has been in her family for generations from the hands of an unscrupulous banker.
When a mysterious man arrives at Ella’s door in an unconventional way, he convinces her he can help her avoid foreclosure, and a tenuous trust begins. But as the fight for Ella’s land intensifies, it becomes evident that things are not as they appear. Hypocrisy and murder soon shake the coastal town of Apalachicola and jeopardize Ella’s family.
Praise for Man in the Blue Moon…
Publishers Weekly calls Man in the Blue Moon “A magical and mesmerizing page-turner…with overtones of the wry Southernisms of Flannery O’Connor and the rural Florida backdrop of Their Eyes Were Watching God…book clubs should devour this rich, carefully observed mix of characters, time and place.”
"Michael Morris has been one of my favorite Southern writers...Man in the Blue Moon" is a beautifully wrought portrayal of small-town Southern life where poverty, tragedy, and human love enage in a ritualist dance." Pat Conroy