Family secrets and memoirs are a common theme in novels. Phyllis H. Moore’s And The Day Came is no exception to this rule. Doris Marie Linney’s brothers and uncles keep her at a distance to avoid revealing who her father was. Ever since her mother died when she was twelve, being the only girl among five boys wasn’t easy. The family saga starts in the 1700’s all the way to the 1930’s through the 1980’s, that make up the main part of the book.
The narrative is descriptive, I’d have preferred more lively conversations. The many characters thrown into the plot didn’t facilitate a smooth reading. You’ll have to keep concentrated to the suspenseful ending. What really stuck in the author’s note is the real-life stories that inspired Moore to base her novel on.
About the author
Phyllis H. Moore wants to live life experiences more than once: doing it, writing about it and reading about it. She’s had two careers and two retirements. Both careers gave her inspiration for her novels: The Sabine Trilogy, Sabine, Josephine’s Journals and Secrets of Dunn House, Opal’s Story, Tangled, a Southern Gothic Yarn, and The Bright Shawl, Colors of Tender Whispers, and an anthology of spooky short stories inspired by real places and events, The Bridge on Jackson Road. She has authored one nonfiction book, Retirement, Now What? Phyllis has been published by Caffeinated Press in the anthology, Brewed Awakenings 2, Fifteen Tales to Jolt Your Mind Awake. She blogs on her web site http://www.phyllishmoore.com. Follow her on Pinterest and Facebook. Phyllis is a retired social worker and former owner/operator of a small bed and breakfast. She’s lived in the rural areas and cities of south Texas. She currently lives on Galveston Island with her husband, Richard and their adopted terrier, Ollie Bubba.
I received a free review copy from the author in exchange for my personal, unbiased opinion.