Thursday, September 9, 2010

Love, Charleston by Beth Webb Hart

From the back cover: "Charleston's Anne Brumley has long dreamed of love while ringing the bells at St. Michael's, but those dreams are beginning to fade. Her sister Alisha and cousin Della encourage the thirty-six year old to move somewhere new for a fresh start. Widower Roy Summerall has happily ministered to the country folks of Church of the Good Shepherd for years. So why would the Lord call him and his daughter away to Charleston - the city that Roy remembers from his childhood as pretentious and superficial? Surely the refined congregation of St. Michael's won't accept a reverend with a red neck and a simple faith. Meanwhile, Anne's sister, Alisha struggles with her husband's ambition, which seems to be taking him further from their dreams of a happy family. And cousin Della's former fiance has returned to Charleston, making her wonder if she chose the wrong path when she married her gifted but unemployed-artist husband. Family, friendship, and faith converge in a beautiful story about how God's transforming love works in the Hold City of Charleston.

This book is beautifully written. However, I was a bit disappointed about the development of Anne's love. I thought after reading the back cover that this book would be about her and her search for love and the developing of that relationship. It seemed a bit rushed. That being said the book is written true to life and the characters deal with real life situations that many singles/couples face. Some of it was a little hard to follow but everything came together at the end. Overall a good read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers 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 Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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