I have to be honest. I don't read a lot of Christian fiction set in modern times. I adore historical fiction (must be the history buff in me), but in my experience most other Christian fiction is just very sappy fluff, and predictable. So I was curious how Moon Over Edisto, by Beth Webb Hart would turn out. I was pleasantly surprised.
This book did have a measure of predictability to it, I suppose, but the story was unusual and different than most. The main characters are struggling with deep hurts and some serious family dysfunction brought on by betrayal and divorce. Just as in real life they each have their own response to their hurts: anger, denial, confusion, fear, guilt... The story develops as each is forced to face their own issues and how their issues are effecting those around them.
This book is thoughtfully and engagingly written and I enjoyed it very much. It was hard to put it down~always a good sign! Set in South Carolina, it has certainly made me want to visit this charming part of the country. The themes of forgiveness, grace, faith, and reconciliation resonate beautifully in this story and those are themes that are never outdated.
This was my first book by Beth Webb Hart to read and I look forward to checking out more of her writings. Have you read any of her books before? If so, which do you recommend?
Disclaimer: I received a free Kindle version of Moon Over Edisto in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. No other compensation was received.
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