Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Review: "Love, Charleston" by Beth Webb Hart



Reading the back cover of “Love, Charleston” by Beth Webb Hart, I expected a light, romance story of boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl get married, with family and Christianity mixed into the story-line. I was surprised to find out that “Love, Charleston” is actually a powerful story dealing with painful themes like postpartum depression, adultery, and family jealousy. I did feel as if I knew the characters and what their responses would be as I read the story. “Love, Charleston” developed the story of three women and the men in their lives (Anne being a minor character) but I don’t think it truly captured all that could have been said.

Four characters were developed in this story: Roy, Lish, Anne, and Della but the story was very ambitious for the number of pages that were included. Although the ending is happy, I think the author could have spent more time discussing the courtship between Anne and Roy and how they fell in love without it being so sudden. The back of the book makes Anne appear as a major component of the story and I felt that her character was just a small piece of the overall storyline. I wish the author would have developed Lish’s story about pregnancy and post-partum depression. Overall, I liked this book but it left me waiting for the rest of the story.  You can purchase "Love, Charleston" by Beth Webb Hart at Amazon or your local bookstore.

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