Shiftless Mark, who is one DUI away from jail time, is given one last chance to amount to something. He’s sent to Mexico to oversee the renovation of a regal old hacienda to be used as an orphanage.
Corinne, searching for her birth mother, finds a Mexican orphanage full of children who didn’t get adopted into wealth as she had. Committing her life to them, she contacts an engineering firm in America that works with missions and is given funds and the promise of an expert manager. She gets Mark.
As Mark tries to straighten out his life and Corinne tries to spread her love to all the children in the orphanage, darker forces resort to murder to stop the building project.
Linda Windsor tells a suspenseful tale, steeped in the traditions of Mexico, with spirits and curses hovering nearby, and she does it in a way that makes the reader laugh. Windsor has a great touch for the unlikely mix of humor and murder that sets her apart from most writers.
Mark’s constant screw-ups and arrogance conceal a tender heart, while Corinne’s prissy disapproval of her new boss hides her confusion when she finds him very attractive. The antics of the superstitious housekeeper and the scattered clues cause the reader to suspect everybody, and keep Fiesta Moon cruising along. – Mary Connealy, Christian Book Previews.com
Life is one big fiesta for Mark Madison . . . until a public service sentence leads him to a mission in a tiny Mexican village.
When Mark Madison is arrested for his third DUI, big brother Blaine pulls a few strings, sending Mark to convert a rundown hacienda into an orphanage. It’s the prodigal’s last chance to straighten out his life—and to prove that he’s worth his weight at Madison Engineering. But Mark can’t get rid of a stray piglet that adopts him, and his attempts to court the pretty Corinne Diaz fall flat. And he soon realizes that no one could make a go of a project in a place where promises of mañana could be tomorrow or next month—or where the village is plagued by some Aztec voodoo-hoodoo.
Corinne watches Mark with a judgmental eye, certain that his past irresponsiblity will destroy the project—that is, until she is reminded that God gives second chances to His children. When someone tries to drive Corinne and Mark from the hacienda, the couple must unite in heart and faith just to survive.