Painted Moon 25th Anniversary Edition – Paperback


Painted Moon 25th Anniversary Edition by Karin Kallmaker

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The Story...

  • Cursing the familial obligation that sent her into the path of a blizzard, Jackie Frakes is deeply grateful for rescue on a snow-choked mountain road, even if her rescuer’s reception is as cold as the Sierra Nevada high country.

    Leah Beck spends her days in a twilight of grief, actively avoiding all reminders of her former life as an artist whose work was exhibited nationwide. A houseguest for Thanksgiving is disruptive and painful, and the very last thing she wanted.

    The snowbound weekend leaves them with an unforgettable, undeniable attraction that challenges both of their personal and professional commitments. Leah turns to her art with renewed inspiration while Jackie seizes control of her future. But will these new paths lead back to each other? Or will that stunning weekend together be their last?

    One of Karin Kallmaker’s most enduring, popular novels, Painted Moon 25th Anniversary Edition features a new foreword by the author and additional next chapters for Jackie and Leah, including a previously unpublished story.
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Author's Notes
  • It was daunting to update my now classic story. I was reminded of the realities that lack of civil rights created, realities that didn't have to be explained 25 years ago. Realities that a younger reader couldn't fathom as normal. I talk more about this in the introduction to this new edition.

    I'm really pleased to have the short story "Smudges" (previously only available in the Frosting on the Cake collection) and a brand new short story "Living Canvas" included to update everyone on where Jackie and Leah are now.


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