Monday, February 4, 2013
Moon Over Edisto by Beth Webb Hart
Looking for an enjoyable read? Give Moon Over Edisto a try! This book writeen by Beth Webb Hart is all kinds of good reading -- makes you cry, makes you hopeful, makes you love the characters, and is a well-written, all-round enjoyable book!
The main character of the book, Julia, is a 40-year old woman who is pretty much on her own, having grown up and left a father who abandoned her family for another woman, and struck out on her own to take care of herself and her own needs. She has a great art career and is engaged to a man who seems like the ultimate in her circle.
Her well-crafted life hits a sharp jerk as she is called upon to do some things out of ultimate selflessness. I don't want to give away the story at all, because it is a great story. Even the blurb on the back of the book gives away too much! :) Read it and you'll see what I mean!
The author describes island life off the coast of South Carolina in such a way that you feel wistful and wish that you had grown up there, or were living there now. Descriptive writing helps you to picture the setting and surroundings, and you really get a feel for each of the characters.
There is a little bit of romance, and yes, it is kind of predictable in parts, but it's a good-predictable -- you hope it will turn out as it does.
I'd definitely recommend this book. It's a light read, one you won't want to put down. One you'll want to pass on to your friends! After reading this book I'll be looking for others by this author!
I received a copy of this book for free for the purpose of this review from the publisher via the Booksneeze blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review.
Posted by Sheila at 12:47 PM