The Money Moon (1911) by Jeffery Farnol ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was so fantastic; I loved it from beginning to end. It’s a romance novel, but not one of those sloppy lovey-dovey types of romance novels. It’s one of those that grabs you by the heart in many parts of the story. The Money Moon is so well written, and one of those that flow so well, as many books of this era do. It’s always refreshing to read books of this time period, because it shows that if you have a good story, it doesn’t matter when it is written.
The Money Moon refers to a little story that the main male character tells to the little boy.
The little boy wants to go off to ‘seek his fortune’ (the boy is probably no older than about 10) for his Aunt, who is very much in debt. He feels like it is his responsibility to take care of her, although the aunt is really a very independent person. To deter him from going off on his own, the man tells him to wait for ‘The Money Moon’. He tells him that we don’t know when it will come, but you will know it when you see it, and that will be the perfect time to seek a fortune. Anyway, it ties into the story very much, and ends up being a central part of the story. There’s lots more to the book than this, though!
Five stars for entertainment and happiness value.