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  • Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • The Moon in the Mango Tree
  • Pamela Binnings Ewen
  • English
  • 09 May 2019
  • 0805447334

The Moon in the Mango Tree[Download] ✤ The Moon in the Mango Tree By Pamela Binnings Ewen – Essayreview.co.uk Set in Siam and Europe during the s, a glittering decade of change, The Moon in the Mango Tree is based upon the true story of Barbara Bond, a beautiful young opera singer from Philadelphia who is for Set in Siam and Europe during in the PDF ↠ the s, a glittering decade of change, The Moon in the Mango Tree is based upon the true story of Barbara Bond, a beautiful young opera singer from Philadelphia who is forced to choose between her fierce desire for independence a desire to create something of her own to give purpose and meaning to her life and a deep abiding love for her faithful missionary husband whose work creates a gap between them But when you choose between The Moon MOBI :Á two things you love, must one be lost forever.


About the Author: Pamela Binnings Ewen

After practicing law for many in in the PDF ↠ Houston, Texas, Pamela Binnings Ewen turned to writing She lives in Mandeville, Louisiana near New Orleans She is the author of The Moon in the Mango Tree, and five other books Based on a true story, The Moon in the Mango tree was awarded the Eudora Welty Memorial Award by the National League of American Pen Women Pamela s newest novel, The Queen of Paris, will be released April , by Blackstone Publications This electrifying story, The Moon MOBI :Á based on the real life of Coco Chanel during WWII as the Nazi s occupied Paris, reveals the underside of the celebrated icon, as has never before been fully told The Queen of Paris is available for Pre order now Pamela s other novels are Dancing on Glass a Single Titles Reviewer s Choice award , Chasing the Wind a Top Pick for RT Reviewers , An Accidental Life, and Secret of the Shroud She also wrote the non fiction best seller Faith on Trial, Moon in the PDF/EPUB å now in second edition Pamela has served on the board of directors of Inprint Houston, Texas , The Tennessee Williams Festival New Orleans, Louisiana and on the advisory board of the Pirate s Alley Faulkner Society New Orleans She is President of the Northshore Literary Society located in St Tammany Paris, Louisiana In Pamela received the President s Arts Award from the Cultural Commission of St Tammany Parish as Literary Artist of the Year.


10 thoughts on “The Moon in the Mango Tree

  1. says:

    by Andrea Renee CoxAfter waiting several years to read The Moon in the Mango Tree my to be read piles seem to expand all the time , I had hoped it would be a great adventure story that would sweep me away to a far off place However, once I got a few chapters into it, I realized it was not the journey I had anticipated.The point of view character had no clear goal throughout the majority of the book, which was quite a surprise and very off putting The main theme seemed to be how fabulous Budd by Andrea Renee CoxAfter waiting several years to read The Moon in the Mango Tree my to be read piles seem to expand all the time , I had hoped it would be a great adventure story that would sweep me away to a far off place However, once I got a few chapters into it, I realized it was not the journey I had anticipated.The point of view character had no clear goal throughout the majority of the book, which was quite a surprise and very off putting The main theme seemed to be how fabulous Buddhism is, which I was shocked to see, considering this book is touted to be Christian fiction Perhaps the most upsetting of all was how anti family most of the story turned out to be

  2. says:

    This book really touched me in a way that is hard to explain It doesn t have the strongest plot, but that s because it s a story about life, it s not a romance novel or an action book And while occasionally distracting, I loved the beautiful detail that really transported me to all of the places Siam, Bangkok, Rome, Paris, etc Most important to me though was the premise about choice For the importance of this book to my life, I give it 5 stars I can see where this book would be less excit This book really touched me in a way that is hard to explain It doesn t have the strongest plot, but that s because it s a story about life, it s not a romance novel or an action book And while occasionally distracting, I loved the beautiful detail that really transported me to all of the places Siam, Bangkok, Rome, Paris, etc Most important to me though was the premise about choice For the importance of this book to my life, I give it 5 stars I can see where this book would be less exciting to someone who hasn t struggled in quite the same way with religion, love, marriage and independence However, for me personally, I felt like I could really understand the main character, who I was delighted to find out was a real person, and the paths she followed I also loved the author s incorporation of the main character s struggles with religion Her comparisons were interesting and forced some deeper thought on my part I was later shocked to find out though that this book was classified as a Christian novel I found the book to have an interesting spiritual debate within it, but I didn t think it was Christian, so much as it was about personal beliefs and faith, regardless of religion.I do agree with some other reviewers that the Epilogue was a bit strange Yet at the same time, I could understand where the author was coming from and how her personal views were written into this final chapter of the book Any book that makes you think long and hard about love, marriage, independence, world history, religion and politics is a great novel This is a story that will sweep you off your feet, carry you to far away places, and yet will strike you close to home Well written and beautiful Thank you to the author for sharing this enlightening story about her grandmother

  3. says:

    I was really excited to read this book It sounded to be an exciting story of young missionary couple living during the 1920s But I regret to say that it wasn t what I expected, and ultimately, was a disappointment for me.Not to say that it wasn t a well written book And I appreciated the fact that it s based on the life of the author s grandmother Also, the exciting detail of exotic countries and the Roaring 20s was great.But, with a book about missionaries, I expect authentic faith conte I was really excited to read this book It sounded to be an exciting story of young missionary couple living during the 1920s But I regret to say that it wasn t what I expected, and ultimately, was a disappointment for me.Not to say that it wasn t a well written book And I appreciated the fact that it s based on the life of the author s grandmother Also, the exciting detail of exotic countries and the Roaring 20s was great.But, with a book about missionaries, I expect authentic faith content The Moon in the Mango Tree didn t really deliver Barbara, our main character, didn t seem to be a Christian at all She was intrigued by Buddhism, and at one point said she didn t believe in anything at all Her husband didn t seem to have a strong faith in Christ either, and often neglected to cherish and protect Barbara The other missionaries were horrid No one seemed to care anything about Jesus Christ and love, but only for converting people to a strict, proper, controlled religion It was awful.Even in the end, where some characters embrace love and faith I wonder If we don t know WHO Love is, and who we actually put our faith in, then I fear we still don t get it and are still wandering from our Creator God This book never mentioned Christ Jesus, and Jesus Himself said that if you don t know Him, then you don t know God John 14 6 John 8 19 This was a frustrating and extremely sad read for me Watching selfish, harsh people who had no desire to share Christ s love try to be missionaries How can they spread the gospel when they don t know it How can they reach the lost when they are equally lost People need Jesus Christ, not man made ideas masquerading as authentic religion, peace, and love.Ah

  4. says:

    I didn t realize, when I added this to my to read list, that it was based on a real person Suffragette Babs came to adulthood just before women had a lot of the rights they have today the right to vote being one At her parents urging, it was pretty much marry Harvey, be a dutiful wife, have babies She gave up a prospective opera career to do so, but it nagged at her for many years I felt conflicted about her decision years later to leave Harvey, dump the girls in boarding school, and Eu I didn t realize, when I added this to my to read list, that it was based on a real person Suffragette Babs came to adulthood just before women had a lot of the rights they have today the right to vote being one At her parents urging, it was pretty much marry Harvey, be a dutiful wife, have babies She gave up a prospective opera career to do so, but it nagged at her for many years I felt conflicted about her decision years later to leave Harvey, dump the girls in boarding school, and Europe trot in order to see if she could fulfill her dream When she gave up opera for the second time, at least she felt it was own decision.The author spends the first 268 pages on Barbara and Harvey s courtship, wedding, and years in the Nan Valley of Siam The ensuing chapters are brief in comparison 10 pages on Philadelphia, 58 pages on Bangkok, 18 pages on Paris, 11 pages on Lausanne, and 76 pages on Rome The section on Nan went on much, much too long I was so tired of the weather reports and the Breedens that I was beginning to think I should ve scratched this book from my list The rest of the book moved along quickly and was muchinteresting I thought the author should ve changed tone in the epilogue It sounded much too adult to be the words of an eight year old

  5. says:

    SoI have to pretty much agree with Brittany s review of this book There are some parts that deserve a high rating, and some that deserve a low one For example, I felt that the main character wasin some waysselfishly blind It s not like I hated her, but I just couldn t admire her For THE main character, I thought she was a pretty lousy character The story is a good onehas a good lesson, I suppose But a lot happened in the course of the novel over ten years of the characters li SoI have to pretty much agree with Brittany s review of this book There are some parts that deserve a high rating, and some that deserve a low one For example, I felt that the main character wasin some waysselfishly blind It s not like I hated her, but I just couldn t admire her For THE main character, I thought she was a pretty lousy character The story is a good onehas a good lesson, I suppose But a lot happened in the course of the novel over ten years of the characters lives passed So I m not really sure what the main plot wasThe author did a marvelous job with describing Asian landscapes and European cities I mean, sometimes you could almost see the setting That part deserves a high rating.Only at the end did I even get a sense that God had much of anything to do with the characters lives even the missionary characters seemed rather far from the truth So I wouldn t say this apparently Christian novel is very faith building, but then again, most of the Christian historical fiction novels aren t Overall, I guess you could say I liked the book I m not sorry I read it, but I wouldn t read it again In many ways, aspects of the story simply frustrated me And while the ending was a happy one, I felt like it was too rushed and sudden to make up for the depressing, aggravating aspects of the book Oh, oh, just onething sorry, this is a long review I felt that I learned quite a bit about the Buddhist religion from this novel However, in many passages, if I hadn t known that the author is a Christian, I would have almost thought she was trying to portray the Buddhist religion in a good light True, the author did portray Buddhism as what it is a false religion in the end, but to be completely honest, I think some of the passages concerning the religion kind of caused a spiritual battle within me Which is weird, since I know that the author didn t intend for that to happen And I don t think it does very often, but just personally for me it was a little shaky

  6. says:

    I enjoyed most of this book, until the letdown of the ending It s about a suffragette opera singer in 20s Philadelphia Barbara , who marries a doctor Harvey and sacrifices her own singing career to travel with him to Siam as missionaries It s based on the author s grandmother s own experiences I loved the descriptions of Barbara s life in a northern village in Siam now Thailand and in Bangkok, and her travels in Rome and Paris The author made those places come alive for me.The relation I enjoyed most of this book, until the letdown of the ending It s about a suffragette opera singer in 20s Philadelphia Barbara , who marries a doctor Harvey and sacrifices her own singing career to travel with him to Siam as missionaries It s based on the author s grandmother s own experiences I loved the descriptions of Barbara s life in a northern village in Siam now Thailand and in Bangkok, and her travels in Rome and Paris The author made those places come alive for me.The relationship between Barbara and Harvey was somewhat flat, though One of the central messages of the story was Barbara s internal struggles between her desire to pursue music and her commitment to her husband She sacrifices her singing career to move to the Far East with her husband and always wonders what could have been I will not give away the ending of the book, but suffice it to say that I was disappointed with the way it ended I would have preferredof a compromise than a sacrifice In addition, the book s Christian label really came out at the ending, when it became preachy and patriotic Ugh I would have given it four stars until the ending

  7. says:

    This is a beautiful book The stories were so real and the descriptions so vivid, I was actually relieved to find out that it was based on a real person and real events in her life It just seemed impossible for this to have been completely dreamed up I was a little frustrated with our heroine , as it seemed she couldn t get past herself in order to truly appreciate her life, and I was a little concerned about what the final conclusion would be But, in the end, she figured it out And that This is a beautiful book The stories were so real and the descriptions so vivid, I was actually relieved to find out that it was based on a real person and real events in her life It just seemed impossible for this to have been completely dreamed up I was a little frustrated with our heroine , as it seemed she couldn t get past herself in order to truly appreciate her life, and I was a little concerned about what the final conclusion would be But, in the end, she figured it out And that was the whole point.The final chapter, from her granddaughter s perspective, and then finding out that her granddaughter IS the author, was a great touch.I loved every minute of this book, and feel like I FELT, right along with many of the characters Those lingering emotions are still with me days later Now that s a good book

  8. says:

    I picked up this book at the library when looking for a good fiction read It was about a woman who left behind a promising music career to follow her husband overseas as he served as a medical missionary I was intrigued at the development of the character and her motivations for her choices She had great internal conflict which shadowed her ability to view her life accurately I was anxious the entire time about what course she would ultimately choose for her life and the ending did not disap I picked up this book at the library when looking for a good fiction read It was about a woman who left behind a promising music career to follow her husband overseas as he served as a medical missionary I was intrigued at the development of the character and her motivations for her choices She had great internal conflict which shadowed her ability to view her life accurately I was anxious the entire time about what course she would ultimately choose for her life and the ending did not disappoint

  9. says:

    I love this book Barbara was a brilliant main character I sympathized with her at times and was angry at her at times for her actions during her missionary stay in Siam and her explorations in Europe She felt like an old friend that called you to debate her life choices I loved the plot, the characters and the ending Beautiful book.Also people call this Christian fiction Don t let that turn you offI completely missed any Christian undertones and in fact felt that it was quite critical I love this book Barbara was a brilliant main character I sympathized with her at times and was angry at her at times for her actions during her missionary stay in Siam and her explorations in Europe She felt like an old friend that called you to debate her life choices I loved the plot, the characters and the ending Beautiful book.Also people call this Christian fiction Don t let that turn you offI completely missed any Christian undertones and in fact felt that it was quite critical of missionaries and Christian charity work

  10. says:

    This was a great book I was totally surprised I thought in would be similar to the painted Vail but it definitely followed it s own path.A wonderful story about marriage,family,spirituality and deciding what is important in life.

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