Sunrise on the Battery, by Beth Webb Hart, was a wonderful story. The story is set in Charleston, South Carolina, a city rich in history and long genealogies, where the Scovilles are attempting to climb the social ladder of success.
Mary Lynn and her husband, Jackson, began life in a small town and have worked hard to reach the financial and social status that they have finally achieved. Their three daughters are laden with pressures from the many activities and lessons their father insists upon to ensure their acceptance in society. But life begins to change when Mary Lynn commences attending Bible study with a friend and asks them to pray for Jackson. When he finally becomes a Christian, he is so overzealous that she finds herself torn apart and left in the dust. She must decide whether or not to stay married to him.
I found the characters in the book very believable. Their problems and issues were true to real life, and I’m sure that many people could relate to them. I do wish that Jackson had accepted Christ earlier in the story, so we could have more detail about how the family dealt with his changes. However, the book was well-written and I would certainly recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christian fiction.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.