Book Report: Sunrise ON THE Battery by BETH WEBB HART

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Title: Sunrise ON THE Battery
Category: Christian Ficition
Pub. Date: 10/11/2011
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publisher
Format: E-Book
Pages: 304
ISBN#: 1595542000

Synopsis:    She wanted her husband to attend the town's society-driven church. God answered her prayer in a radical way.
An emptiness dogs Mary Lynn Scoville. But it shouldn't.
After all, she's achieved what few believed possible. Born in the rural south, she has reached the pinnacle of worldly success in Charleston, South Carolina. Married to a handsome real estate developer and mother to three accomplished daughters, Mary Lynn is one Debutante Society invitation away from truly having it all.
And yet, it remains-an emptiness that no shopping trip, European vacation, or social calendar can fill.
When a surprise encounter leads her to newfound faith, Mary Lynn longs to share it with her husband. But Jackson wrote God off long ago.
Mary Lynn prays for him on Christmas Eve . . . and her husband undergoes a life-altering Damascus Road experience. As Jackson begins to take the implications of the Gospel literally, Mary Lynn feels increasingly isolated from her husband . . . and betrayed by God. She only wanted Jackson beside her at church on Sunday mornings, not some Jesus freak who evangelizes prostitutes and invites the homeless to tea.
While her husband commits social suicide and the life they worked so hard for crumbles around them, Mary Lynn wonders if their marriage can survive. Or if perhaps there really is a more abundant life that Jackson has discovered, richer than any she's ever dreamed of.

My Review:   
Alright, the only thing that I did not care for from this book was the fact for me it was too slow. I had a hard time getting into it and through it because of it. A Slow Read for me. 

The author Beth Webb Hart has a great story line. The characters were good. It was a clean read. 

But as I said it was just a slow read for me. So I will leave it up to you to read for yourself and make your own decision.

So for the reasons above I am giving Sunrise ON THE Battery a Breath of Life rating of:

      Three Clock Rating!

Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for my review. The opinions are mine. And your opinion may differ.

About the Author:
Beth Webb Hart holds a B.A. in English Literature from Hollins College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her first novel, Grace at Low Tide, was one of three finalists for the 2006 Christy Awards in the general/contemporary fiction category. She lectures on a variety of topics and has taught creative writing on the college and high school level. She serves as a writer-in-residence at Ashley Hall in Charleston, SC.

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