Moon Over Edisto Review
Although this book is outside of my normal reading element, I am always looking for a change and eager to try out new authors. This was my first experience reading a Beth Webb Hart novel, so I did not have any prior experiences with the author and her writing.
Overal, I felt the story line was good. I did not think it was amazing, but it was a compelling story. The basic story is about a Julia who is approached by the woman who broke up her parent's marriage years before, to ask her to return "home" to care for her half siblings. The book also explores other "perspectives" of the key characters in the family, and how they come together and learn how to except God's will and his forgiving grace.
This book had a Christian element, which I enjoyed as it fit well and seamlessly into the story. I never really felt like I connected with the story or the characters though. I felt it may have been better served if each person's story was told from a first-person perspective, and thereby allowing the reader to really understand the characters.
I also would have liked to see a deeper exploration over divorce. I felt it only scratched the surface of the effects and the causes of the divorce, and felt more deeply exploring this event would have really added to the story overall.
It was a fairly fast read, and I think would make a wonderful summer beach book!
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