Grace at Low Tide

Grace at Low Tide

by Beth Webb Hart
     
 

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“Beth Webb Hart shares her knowledge [of the lowcountry] with skill, wisdom, and beauty.” – Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of TidesSee more details below

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“Beth Webb Hart shares her knowledge [of the lowcountry] with skill, wisdom, and beauty.” – Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides

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Publishers Weekly
Critics of evangelical novels often talk about the dearth of literary fiction in the Christian market, but this debut from South Carolina native Hart comes close to that coveted adjective. DeVeaux DeLoach's Daddy has gone belly-up after one too many bad business deals, so the DeLoaches must quit their fancy Charleston digs for a small country cottage. DeVeaux has to pull out of her posh prep school and take a weekend job. Daddy grows progressively meaner throughout the book, screaming at the family, ordering DeVeaux's mother to get a job and cruelly mocking her plump physique. For her part, Mama is mainly worried that DeVeaux, now old enough to turn men's heads, remain chaste. DeVeaux is kept afloat by her Christian faith, a cousin and the youth group leader at her church. DeVeaux's charming narration is the book's greatest strength-readers will love DeVeaux like a sister by the end-and its greatest weakness, for she's still an adolescent but sounds implausibly wise for her age. Still, this is a promising novel by a lovely, gifted writer. (July 14) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418512668
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
07/10/2005
Sold by:
THOMAS NELSON
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
257,364
File size:
1 MB

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