Sunday, November 21, 2021

Moxie by Michelle Cornish - Book Review

Title – Moxie: A Salvation Society Novel

Author – Michelle Cornish

Publisher – Wild Thorns Press

Genre - Historical Fiction

Publication Date – November 07, 2021

My Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5


A WWII love at first sight romance with dual timelines, codebreaking war heroines, and prisoners of war.

People always asked Faye why Will called her Moxie.

It started with a dare at a dance in 1942 that ended in a kiss. Will loved that story.

But there’s more to the story than that. Much more . . .

Gretchen knows this story well. Her grandfather told it over and over while he was alive. But when Gretchen goes home to Jersey to be by her grandmother’s side one last time, Grandma Faye tells a different version of the story. 

She knew the moment she saw him, they were meant to be together. Her girlfriends may have dared her to kiss him, but she would have anyway. Then the war got in the way. Faye thought she’d never see Will again. Until that night he took her breath away.

Will may have given Faye the name, but he’s the one with all the moxie.


She is really Moxie, isn't she?

When I saw this book, I was attracted by that beautiful young couple on it, and the title seemed even more exciting. Moxie. I wanted to read something light and romantic, so this book was chosen by me.

The book has exceeded all my expectations!

Faye and Will's love story seems so beautiful, romantic and in the same time full of hope, waiting and loss.

Faye was a young beautiful girl, who dared to kiss a stranger so as not to lose the bet. She does not believe in feelings and is convinced that people always leave each other like her brother.

Will is one of my favourite character, his principles and attitude towards life and other people show him as a good person, and handsome.

The plot is full of unexpected twists, thus making the book unputdownable. The book is structured like Faye's story, what she told her granddaughter Gretchen about those distant days.

I enjoyed reading Moxie but wished more information about Faye and Will's families, their brothers and just I wanted the book not to end.

I will highly recommend Moxie to everyone who loves historical fiction and romance.

Thanks to Michelle Cornish, Wild Thorns Press and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book!


 Michelle is a mom, author, illustrator, and recovering CPA. Writing mostly women's fiction with strong female heroines, Michelle's books often include nods to her former life as a CPA. When Michelle’s not writing, she’s hanging out with her two boys and husband in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada

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