Bryn Seymour was nine years old when her mother died under mysterious circumstances on the same day Apollo 11 made its historic lunar landing. Forty years later-divorced, working as an obituary writer, and duly cynical-she meets Howard, a conspiracy theorist who knew her mom and believes a small Texas town may hold clues to what really fueled her demise. Seeking closure, Bryn goes along for this men-in-black ride. But upon meeting Howard's son Sam, an outspoken Christian, she can't decide whose beliefs are more pie-in-the-sky.The gravity of life has pulled Bryn down for decades. But a perfect love could be her first step to soaring. It only happens once in a blue moon.
Readers may be confused about whether Ellis, who has sold more than a million romance novels under the name Leanna Wilson, is creating a sci-fi thriller, a mother-daughter drama, or a love story. Ellis weaves an engaging tale that finally settles down into a love story with a bit of conspiracy theory thrown in. Bryn Seymour was nine when her mother died on the same day Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Forty years later, she stumbles across new information and heads to Texas to track down a man who knew her mom. Was she involved in NASA spying? Are Howard Walterss suspicions about NASA coverups true? What does he know about her moms death? And what about sparks that fly between Bryn and Howards son, Sam? Readers will appreciate Elliss humor and witty dialogue, and some will relish remembering the Apollo years as she slowly reveals the details of Jennifer Seymours death and Bryns healing from it. Ellis bounces through this novel with periods of levity and seriousness, fluency and stuttering. (Mar.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information