Saturday, June 22, 2013

Slow Moon Rising by Eva Marie Everson - REVIEWED

About the Book: 
One family, one secret--and one chance to make it right
The beautiful Claybourne home on Cedar Key has long been a place of rest, healing, and release. Each member of the family has turned there in times of confusion, loss, and hurt, only to feel their spirits renewed and their hearts restored.

But Cedar Key might also be the birthplace of a lie that is poisoning the family from within. 

Join the five Claybourne women--Anise, Kimberly, Jayme-Leigh, Heather, and Ami--as they search the past and 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 the precious renewal of love in their own lives.

In her lyrical, evocative fashion, Eva Marie Everson weaves a tapestry of complicated relationships that, when complete, reveals the most beautiful work of art there is--family.

My Thoughts:
“I’d rather survive the coming storms with you than not experience them and be without you.”     (p. 64)
This is a statement that is pregnant with promise.  This promise cannot begin to encompass the complexities that the Claybourne family will face!  In fact, the statement made later on this same page is, “…I had no idea what I would face when I returned with him to his home…”.  I want to give readers fair warning…..there are MANY hidden circumstances that come to light in this novel!  Eva Marie Everson has created a very multi-layered story that makes clever use of point of view to reveal generations of secrets that have provided fertile soil for relationships to grow, to change and to risk an untimely demise. 

What I enjoyed most about this story is that it reflects the modern complexities of blended families.  The Claybourne women must confront some pretty uncomfortable truths both about their present circumstances and their past choices.  Thinking that withholding the truth about the past from others will make things easier for family members proves to bring about complicated circumstances in the future. You will be TOTALLY amazed at the journey you will make between the covers of this novel.  This is a thought-provoking read that will encourage you in unexpected ways!

I am happy to recommend this novel to everyone!

About the Author:
Eva Marie Everson is a successful speaker and the award-winning author of Things Left UnspokenThis Fine Life, and Chasing Sunsets. She is coauthor of the Potluck Club books and the Potluck Catering Club series. She lives in Florida.

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