by Julie Bigg Veazey
Moon Over Cabarete is a travel memoir of the Dominican Republic and a personal journey of discovery, written with a sense of romance and filled with dramatic incidents, colorful stories, laughter and tears. Julie and Bill Veazey first vacationed in Cabarete, a small fishing village in the Dominican Republic, in 1987. The breathtaking natural beauty of the country and their affection for the people they met there brought them back time and again over the next 20 years, during which Cabarete transitioned from a rural economy into a world-class water sports and vacation destination. This memoir recounts a series of events and adventures that run the gamut from funny to achingly sad and captures the Veazeys’ attempts to live harmoniously in a new environment, along with observations of the unpretentious Dominican people and their country.