MOON OVER EDISTO
Hart’s novel is quietly engaging. Whether or not readers agree with Julia’s choices, her personality is so well drawn that her decisions can be understood. The ending is a bit abrupt, but overall, this is a beautiful tale of life and love.
When Julia brought her college roommate Marney home for vacation, she never dreamed that the outcome would be her parents’ divorce and her father’s subsequent marriage to Marney. Years later, Julia has made a life for herself as an artist in Manhattan. Marney is now a widow with three young children. She comes to New York to let Julia know she is ill and she needs Julia to come care for her half-siblings. Can Julia leave behind her secure life for something she never wanted? (THOMAS NELSON, Feb., 320 pp., $15.99)