Sunday, June 16, 2013

Slow Moon Rising

Author: Eva Marie Everson
Publisher: Revell
June 2013
ISBN: 978-0800734381
Genre: women’s fiction/family saga

One family. One secret. And one chance to make it right.

Cedar Key has long been a place of rest, healing, and release in the Claybourne family. But it might also be the birthplace of a lie that is poisoning the family from within. Join the strong Claybourne women--Anise, Kimberly, Jayme-Leigh, Heather, and Ami--as they each confront the truth. Their unique paths will lead them through heartbreak, misunderstandings, and pain. But their journeys will also bring reconciliation with each other and renewed love in their own lives.

SLOW MOON RISING is a family saga that spans the years from when the father courts and then returns home with a new bride—young enough to be his daughter. His youngest daughter was still at home, and she got along fine with her new stepmom, but not all the other daughters were as accepting.

As the years passed, the family started facing the truth of their real mother—what she was and what happened and how that affected them. Marriages struggled—and fell apart. Lives were not all a bed of roses—unless one included sharp thorns. And yet… will they take that one chance to make it right?

SLOW MOON RISING is what the title implies. Slow. The story does progress, but the time jumps – in years – were jarring, as were the sudden character POV changes. Written in first person, in each of the daughters, and Anise’s point of view, it goes on for chapters until you are beginning to get to know the character, then suddenly stops, going to someone else.

It is very well written, and readers who like family sagas/women fiction will be sure to enjoy this book. It isn’t a romance—though it has a couple. It is the history of a family. Not all good. Not all bad. Just like life. $14.99. 384 pages. 3.5 stars.


B. J. Robinson said...

Written by my writing mentor. You'll love her novels, especially her Cedar Key Series. BJ Robinson

Judy said...

Thanks for your review Laura. I am looking forward to reading this book.