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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great Read!!!!!!

When I read the summary of Sunrise on the Battery and learned that it was written about our local Charleston, South Carolina, I was excited to read and review it. I was not disappointed. Painting beautiful scenes of Charleston's antiquity, Beth Webb Hart provides a be...
When I read the summary of Sunrise on the Battery and learned that it was written about our local Charleston, South Carolina, I was excited to read and review it. I was not disappointed. Painting beautiful scenes of Charleston's antiquity, Beth Webb Hart provides a beautifully, inspirational story about a woman who is looking for a change in her life, her family and her faith.

Mary Lynn Scoville is living the life that many dream of but few can obtain. This wife and mother of two beautiful, yet completely different daughters finds an emptiness in her soul that she is unable to fulfill. A surprise encounter changes Mary Lynn's life and she longs to share it with her husband, Jackson, but he turned his back on God long ago.

On Christmas Eve, Mary Lynn asks God to create a change in her husband which eventually does come true, though not in the way Mary Lynn has been hoping. As her husband becomes a strong evangelist for God's purpose, Mary Lynn feels even more isolated and lonely in her faith. As their life changes, Mary Lynn wonders if their marriage will survive the new changes or if this new life is everything they could have ever dreamed of.

posted by swt_angel_79 on April 22, 2012

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Mary Lynn prays for her husband to believe, but when he does and

Mary Lynn prays for her husband to believe, but when he does and starts to implement changes in their lives she wished she never had prayed for it.

Jackson, Mary Lynn's husband, at first rules the family with a firm hand with no give. He very much cares what everyone t...
Mary Lynn prays for her husband to believe, but when he does and starts to implement changes in their lives she wished she never had prayed for it.

Jackson, Mary Lynn's husband, at first rules the family with a firm hand with no give. He very much cares what everyone thinks about the family and tries to keep up with the Joneses. However, when he starts to believe he goes to the other extreme of not caring and being too lenient with his children. There didn't seem to be any balance.

Catherine is their teenage daughter. She's so stressed by her dad's pushing her to excel in school that she has started to abuse over-the-counter medicine. When Jackson is convicted he is radically different. Now instead of pushing his children with their work he only wants them to be happy. I personally didn't find it believable how he went from caring so much about their education, to not caring at all.

I like when a book is able to draw me in and I am completely engrossed in the story. However, that did not happen with this book. In fact, at times the story was downright dull and at those times it was a struggle to continue reading it.

I didn't connect with any of the characters and found a lot of them to be annoying, but I think Mary Lynn was the worst of the bunch. With most books my complaint seems to be that the story ended too soon, but with this one I felt as though I was reading forever - it just went on and on. I was very glad when I reached the end. I personally would not recommend this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.

posted by -Megan- on January 30, 2013

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  • Posted January 30, 2013

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    Mary Lynn prays for her husband to believe, but when he does and

    Mary Lynn prays for her husband to believe, but when he does and starts to implement changes in their lives she wished she never had prayed for it.

    Jackson, Mary Lynn's husband, at first rules the family with a firm hand with no give. He very much cares what everyone thinks about the family and tries to keep up with the Joneses. However, when he starts to believe he goes to the other extreme of not caring and being too lenient with his children. There didn't seem to be any balance.

    Catherine is their teenage daughter. She's so stressed by her dad's pushing her to excel in school that she has started to abuse over-the-counter medicine. When Jackson is convicted he is radically different. Now instead of pushing his children with their work he only wants them to be happy. I personally didn't find it believable how he went from caring so much about their education, to not caring at all.

    I like when a book is able to draw me in and I am completely engrossed in the story. However, that did not happen with this book. In fact, at times the story was downright dull and at those times it was a struggle to continue reading it.

    I didn't connect with any of the characters and found a lot of them to be annoying, but I think Mary Lynn was the worst of the bunch. With most books my complaint seems to be that the story ended too soon, but with this one I felt as though I was reading forever - it just went on and on. I was very glad when I reached the end. I personally would not recommend this book.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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