Adult Fiction Book Reviews
I could sit on the couch and read the day away. I enjoy and learn from most books I read! But, I'm picky. Not so much about the topic or characters in the book; I'm fussy about reading books that don't contain inappropriate language, scenes, and themes. If you do the same for yourself, you will enjoy this list of books that I've found to be appropriate for most, if not all, adult readers.
The Edge of Light, by Ann Shorey (2009)
Are you a historical fiction buff? Do you enjoy reading pre-civil war historical fiction? Ann Shorey is a southern Oregon gal who has had the joy of just now having her first historical fiction novel published! The Edge of Light is loosely based on the life of one of Ann’s great-great aunts. Ann Shorey has published selections in the "Cup of Comfort" series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul. Shorey lives with her husband in Oregon. This is her first novel.
Ann Shorey is a sweet, humble lady I met last autumn; we attend church together. I had the privilege of enjoying dinner at her home last fall with a group of young women in our church. She is a wonderful hostess and is very kind. I hope you will enjoy her new book, The Edge of Light, that was published in 2009 by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
It is the summer of 1838 in St. Lawrenceville, Missouri, and Molly McGarvie's life is about to change forever. When her beloved Samuel succumbs to cholera, Molly is heartbroken but determined to take care of herself and her children. But when Samuel's unscrupulous brother takes over the family business and leaves Molly to fend for herself, she knows she must head out on her own. It is a dangerous journey and Molly has to leave her old life behind. Somehow she must find a way to make a living, keep her family together, and fend off some over-eager suitors. Book One in the "At Home in Beldon Grove" series, The Edge of Light will captivate readers with true-to-life emotions of one woman's struggle to survive.