In 19th century Cornwall a gypsy family leave their summer employment and travel along the coast where a careless accident leads to a fateful string of events. Thus the beautiful and feisty Giselle Sweeney enters the world of Farmer Collingwood and his cliff top home. But gypsies move on and as Gisy elects to stay with her new love she forgets the power of convention and that Alan's world is alien to her. Plagued by society's attitudes and irreconcilable differences with her fiancé Gisy flees, leaving Alan distraught. However circumstances throw them together several years later and as their paths separate again Gisy's newly found happiness is threatened, as is her very life. And when Alan runs to claim her he should have remembered eavesdroppers often only hear half the story...
Split Moonbeam is a tale of class and struggle, old prejudices and the caste system that cannot overcome the strongest of loves. But always the backdrop of rural life and the beauty of the changing seasons grounds us in stability and hope.
Published: 28 April 2015
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