This was a good book. About a family healing through tough times through the teenage daughter's point of view.
This book is a combination of To Kill a Mockingbird and Sweetwater Creek by Anne Rivers Siddons.
Fifteen year old DeVeaux is now 50 miles and 5 months away from the life sh used to know. Her blue blood father is now bankrupt and they are now living in a run down cottage on the plantition that is no longer in the family. Living on the island has changed them all, but with God's grace they will be a family again.
I'm not usually a big fan of Christian Fiction, but I liked this book. Some parts seemed overly long but I really liked the message the end.
What an inspiring, yet very down-to-earth story. It was realistic yet positive. Thoroughly enjoyable.
I was anxious to read this book because Edisto Island is our all time favorite vacation spot. While the book is well written I felt it didn't do justice to "The Island". Edisto Island is rich in history and populated with some of the friendliest folk on earth. It has wonderful beaches without the bustle of the built up touristy ocean front towns.
I couldn't get into this book...Don't know why. I stopped reading it after 65 pages! There is just too many other books to read!!! Perhaps it just isn't my type of book? Good luck to others!
This book was wonderful. The tension between teenager Deveaux's blossoming faith and tough things happening in her life is played out beautifully. Her life as she had known it has been turned upside down when her father declares bankruptcy and the family moves from an upscale home in Charleston to the caretakers run-down cottage on her father's family's former plantation. The contrast between "city kids" and "red necks" is very honest as she learns much about human character and life-changing choices.
I highly recommend this book.