Wednesday, January 21, 2009

On My Nightstand - Grace at Low Tide by Beth Webb Hart

Beth Webb Hart draws a startling picture of human nature. Fifteen-year-old DeVeaux starts off life as part of Charleston society, but finds herself in a totally different world when the family falls on hard times.

Lessons about faith, life, money and the lack thereof abound. Detailed descriptions transport the reader into this young woman's Southern upbringing and the culture clash that rocks her world. DeVeaux travels the road of depression, hope, and coming to terms with her situation and relationships.

As literary fiction, this book highlights the universal truths of forgiveness, mercy, and grace. I found it a thoughtful look at the meaning of life.


Jessica Nelson said...

Hmm, I've never heard of that author but I don't read much literary fiction.
Before I want to read it though, did it have a happy ending? Or at least a fulfilling one?

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jessica -

Someone gave me this book. I don't want to give away too much, but I thought it came to a satisfying ending. I'd say it was primarily a character-driven book.

Hope this helps.

Susan :)

Sarah said...

This sounds very good. Right up my alley as far as the genre I like to read. And the fact that it's set in Charleston (right down the road from me).

BTW, I'm finally on Facebook. I just joined and I'm still getting the hang of it, but I will try and send you a friend request.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sarah -

Since the book takes place in your general area, I think you'd find it appealing.

Thanks for inviting me to be your friend on Facebook. What a nice surprise! I wrote some notes on your wall. If I can help, let me know. It's pretty easy.

Susan :)