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The Moon in the Mango Tree

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Set in Siam and Europe during the 1920s, 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 two things you love, must one be lost forever?


"Written in gorgeous prose, Pamela Binnings Ewen's remarkable novel enthralled me like no other has for a very long time. Set in exotic Siam and pre-war Europe, this story of a young woman seeking the truth of herself captured my heart."
- Bev Marshall, author of Walking Through Shadows and Right as Rain

"The Moon in the Mango Tree is an old-fashioned - I mean that in the best sense - tale of love, adventure, faith, and the clash of desire and duty. The writing is wonderful, the story compelling."

- Bret Lott, author of Jewel (an Oprah's Book Club pick), editor of The Southern Review

"Lush with the detail of tropical jungles and the richness of the palaces of Siam, author Pamela Binnings Ewen takes us on a journey we hope will never end. Truly a beautifully crafted story told with music that sings still in my ears."
- Jane Kirkpatrick, author of A Mending at the Edge

"Absolutely wonderful! I couldn't put it down. I picked up The Moon in the Mango Tree with some trepidation as it wasn't the type of book I usually read. But I was immediately drawn into the story and into the life of the novel's main character, Babs. Beautifully written, authentically told, Pamela Binnings Ewen has created a compelling story that hits all the right notes."
- Erica Spindler, New York Times bestselling author of Last Known Victim and See Jane Die

"Ewen is a talented writer, and this is a strong addition to Christian fiction."
- Publishers Weekly

"You will have to read this one to see just how far one sometimes has to go to discover what it really is that they want in life, what will make them feel complete. A MUST READ!"
- Beyond Her Book (a Publishers Weekly blog)

"An excellent book."


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Used availability for Pamela Binnings Ewen's The Moon in the Mango Tree

Paperback Editions

April 2016 : Paperback

Title: The Moon in the Mango Tree
Author(s): Pamela Binnings Ewen
ISBN: 1-5305-9152-X / 978-1-5305-9152-7
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2008 : USA Paperback

Title: The Moon in the Mango Tree
Author(s): Pamela Binnings Ewen
ISBN: 0-8054-4733-4 / 978-0-8054-4733-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: B&H Fiction
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Moon In The Mango Tree
Author(s): Pamela Binnings Ewen
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