Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hunter's Moon by Don Hoesel

From the Bethany House website:

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.

My Opinion:

I am not sure where to begin with this one, I couldn't finish it and so I am going to try to do an honest review on this book. I had never heard of Don Hoesel although he has written one other book and several articles for a print journal. However, I just couldn't find myself getting engrossed in this story. There seemed to many characters and it was hard to keep them all straight - usually this isn't a problem for me - but for some reason having started this book twice I just couldn't seem to keep them straight.

I won't totally say I wouldn't recommend this book however if you are looking for a book that would be relaxing or for simply mindless reading then this book would not be that. Like I said I started this book twice and both times I was unable to get past the first few chapters. I think there are qualities that could make it a good book and an enjoyable read, but for me a busy homeschooling mom I didn't have time to keep the characters and their details in mind.

**I was provided a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. For full disclosure policy see the disclosure tab.

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