Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Moon Over Edisto Book Review

Book Review of  Moon Over Edisto
  by Beth Webb Hart

REVIEW BY: L. Bankhead

     This is certainly not the first offering from Beth Webb Hart, who boasts five published novels in her collection.  Moon Over Edisto must be close to her heart since it takes place in her homestate of South Carolina.  In the book we quickly meet up with Julia, our well-rounded and easy to relate to leading lady.  Julia is plagued with unhappiness and has lost the zest that comes with a joyful life.  But, she really doesn't realize it.  Her own father ran off with her best friend twenty years before; and she's still in the trench of bitterness with morose attitude toward family.  She hasn't returned to the place of the betrayal in over two centuries and tries to move past it in New York as an accomplished artist.  Suprisingly, the "best friend" shows up at her door all these years later with a wild and unfathomable request.  What that request is, I won't divulge.  You'll have to read it to find out.
     This is an excellent read.  First and foremost, Hart's depiction of the South Carolina coast is breathtaking and will transport you right to Edisto Island.  Her writing stirs within you that homesickness for something in your busy life that is missing - a tranquil place of longing and home.  Hart evokes such visions of the East Coast that I want to plan my next family trip to this very island.  I need to see Store Creek, the salt marsh, and take a ride down Peters Point Creek Road.  Rarely, even scarcely, do you come across a modern author that can bring a place alive like Hart has.  I feel like I know these people, really know them.  The story and twists are remarkable and should not be missed.  I endorse those book for woman, 14 and up.  Forgiveness, Southern charm, and amazing lowcountry food are crammed into these pages.  Take a peak of sunset at Edisto Island below. 

(I received this book free from as part of their blogging program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.")

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