After a slow start featuring too many characters to keep up with, Moon Over Edisto picks up the pace and delivers a beautiful tale of the hurt of betrayal and the peace forgiveness brings. When Mr. Bennett leaves his family for a younger woman, one who happens to be his daughter Julia's best friend, the family is fractured forever, and he passes away before Julia can reconcile with him. When the new Mrs. Bennett becomes ill and Julia is the only one who can come watch her three children, the past comes back demanding attention.
The book switches point of view between almost every character in the book, which makes for a rocky start. It was hard to keep up with everyone that quickly. However, once I remembered who each person was, I loved this book, especially the chapters from Etta's point of view. Etta is one of Julia's half-sisters, the one who loves painting as much as Julia and their father and also the one who refuses to speak. Her thoughts were deeper than her age.
The character development moves quickly, and the author does a great job of balancing all the different characters while maintaining the common thread of forgiveness and healing.
Fans of Christian fiction will enjoy this book.
I received this book in exchange for my review. My thoughts are my own.