Monday, March 4, 2013

Moon Over Edisto by Beth Webb Hart

About the Book:

The past has come knocking on Julia's door. Can she summon the courage to answer betrayal with love?

Julia’s best friend, Marney, broke up her parents' marriage years ago. Now Marney shows up at her Manhattan apartment, asking the impossible—come home to Edisto Island to care for the half-sisters and half-brother she has never known. Marney, recently widowed, has lung cancer. There's no other family to care for the children while she’s in the hospital following surgery.

Julia loathes Marney. But if she doesn’t step in, her own mother—who has never gotten over the divorce—will be called upon to take care of the children. So she heads to South Carolina to keep the peace.

On Edisto, she begins to reconnect with the place and the people and she’s been running from her whole adult life. There’s the local doctor who once stole a kiss from her on that very beach, and the siblings she’s never known—especially the sister with selective mutism named Etta who’s the keeper of nearly every family secret . . . including the very one that just might bind-up Julia’s long-since shattered heart.

My Review:

Moon Over Edisto is the first book I have read by Beth Webb Hart and I will have to say I  liked it. I loved the setting of being in South Carolina and the book is full of memorable characters. I found this book to read at a good pace. I never felt like it went to slow but also didn't find it to be a complete page-turner either.

This book made me think of what I would do if I was in Julia's position. Wow, that would be hard. She really is forced with no real choice and chooses something that is hard for her but in the end ends up being better than she could ever imagine. I felt like this book really shows how our plans are not always what God has planned. Overall I enjoyed this story and felt like the author really made me feel like I was right their in SC with the characters.

*I received this book from for the purpose of this review.

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