SUNRISE ON THE BATTERY
Hart describes the Southern setting so clearly that it almost becomes a character in the story. The overall plot is engaging, but the conclusion wraps things up too quickly for the change to seem believable.
Mary Lynn and Jackson Scoville finally have a prominent place in Charleston society. They dream about giving their children everything that they were denied. Yet Mary Lynn is pulled to return to the faith she abandoned as a child, and she prays that God will touch Jackson’s heart as well. The changes in Jackson don’t fit into the picture Mary Lynn imagined, and their entire lives are turned upside down in the process. (THOMAS NELSON, Oct., 320 pp., $15.99)