Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hunter's Moon: A Book Review

About The Book:

Every family has secrets.
Few will go as far as the Baxters to keep them.
 
Bestselling novelist CJ Baxter has made a career out of writing hard-hitting stories ripped from his own life. Still there's one story from his past he's never told. One secret that's remained buried for decades.
Now, seventeen years after swearing he'd never return, CJ is headed back to Adelia, NY. His life in Tennessee has fallen to pieces, his grandfather is dying, and CJ can no longer run from the past.
With Graham Baxter, CJ's brother, running for Senate, a black sheep digging up old family secrets is the last thing the family and campaign can afford. CJ soon discovers that blood may be thicker than water, but it's no match for power and money. 

There are wounds even time cannot heal.

 You can read an excerpt of this book here.

About The Author:
Don Hoesel is a Web site designer for a Medicare carrier in Nashville, TN. He has a BA in Mass Communication from Taylor University and has published short fiction in Relief Journal. He lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee, with his wife and two children. Elisha's Bones is his first novel.

My Review:

I loved this book. It was very well written and the characters were developed in a strong manner. Although the book started out slowly, I did not mind as it gave me a nice introduction to the character's background. The mystery involved in this book really kept me entertained and I love that the author covered so many topics throughout the book, for example, domestic violence and its consequences, anger and bitterness. But to me the most important theme in the book is the importance of forgiveness. This is the first time I had heard of Don Hoesel, but after reading Hunter's Moon, I will definitely be reading Elisha's Bones!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Hunter's Moon by Don Hoesel directly online through Bethany House Publishers, available February 2010.

****Thank you to Bethany House and Graf-Martian for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog****

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