Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Love, Charleston by Beth Webb Hart
Love, Charleston is a book about finding love, finding yourself, and finding God. Each chapter is from the perspective of the various characters showing how they have questioned much of what is going on in their lives and how they have overcome their struggles with the help of each other and of course with a little help from the big man upstairs. The book centers around the relationship between Lish, Anne and Della who are not only family but best friends. Each woman has their own life, yet they are all still intertwined and part of one bigger picture that includes all of them no matter where their life journeys take them.
I had a really hard time starting to read this book and it wasn't until I was about 75 or so pages in that I decided that I actually did like the book. I don't know if I had trouble with it because this is not a book that I would typically read (I'm more into the murder, mystery type books) or if it was just slow to start off. What I do know is that I'm glad I stuck with reading it, because in the end I really enjoyed it. While reading it at times I would find myself in shock and disbelief, and other times I was overcome with joy for the characters. The more into it I got the more I felt for the characters and the more I felt like I knew them (I know, cheesey, right?) Overall this ended up being a really good book and I think anyone who has ever questioned their faith should check it out because well it makes you see how God has a plan for all of us and how everything will somehow work itself out in the end.
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