Slow Moon Rising ( Book #3): A Cedar Key Novel

Slow Moon Rising ( Book #3): A Cedar Key Novel

by Eva Marie Everson
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Slow Moon Rising: A Cedar Key Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
LovenGod More than 1 year ago
What a great book.  It is really one of those kind of books where you say, hmm I wonder if everyone has secrets like this family had.  A family who doesn't really talk through their issues, the Claybourne women are all hurting, but they just do not know how to move forward.   Secrets, affairs, alcoholism, are just many of the things that are hurting this family.  I was drawn into this story from page one.  Anise, the stepmother of the family, has a personality that makes me wish she was my best friend.  She is a nurturer and a peace maker.  I enjoyed this story great and am happy I was given the chance to review it.  4 stars.   Available June 2013 from your favorite seller of Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.  
VicG More than 1 year ago
Eva Marie Everson in her new book, "Slow Moon Rising" Book Three in the Cedar Key series published by Revell gives us a view into the life of Anise, Ross, Kimberly, Jayme-Leigh, Heather, and Ami. From the Back Cover: One family, one secret-and one chance to make it right The beautiful Claybourne home on Cedar Key has long been a place of rest, healing, and release. Each member of the family has turned there in times of confusion, loss, and hurt, only to feel their spirits renewed and their hearts restored. But Cedar Key might also be the birthplace of a lie that is poisoning the family from within. Join the five Claybourne women-Anise, Kimberly, Jayme-Leigh, Heather, and Ami-as they search the past and confront the truth. Their unique paths will lead them through heartbreak, misunderstandings, and pain. But their journeys will also bring reconciliation with each other and the precious renewal of love in their own lives. In her lyrical, evocative fashion, Eva Marie Everson weaves a tapestry of complicated relationships that, when complete, reveals the most beautiful work of art there is-family. I think "Slow Moon Rising" is Eva Marie Everson's best work to date. This is the end of the series and Ms. Everson takes us out with a high note. This is a story about the twenty year difference in age romance between Ross and Anise and how they made it work. This is the story of Ross's four daughters, their problems and how God leads them to resolution. "Slow Moon Rising", to me, is a lot like looking at a tapestry, on the one side is the beautiful artistry that we can stare at for hours and on the other side are the knots and weaves that it takes to make the tapestry. Each character is unforgettable and we come to root for each one. "Slow Moon Rising" is a story about family and a wonderful family at that. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." "Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."
Writingsof_Rosie More than 1 year ago
Not a favorite, but a sweet story nonetheless! I wasn't sure what I expected to find in Slow Moon Rising but what I found certainly wasn't the picture in my head. I had to force myself through the first few chapters and I struggled getting into the story, particularly when we kept changing point of view every few chapters. While I'm glad to say it got easier to read as I went, I never fully connected with any of the women aside from Ami. She's my not-so-secret favorite. I loved Eva's vivid descriptions and attention to detail in the setting. Anise's little hometown in Maine, Ami's world in Atlanta, and my favorite, Cedar Key, Florida came to life in my imagination. Eva also did a superb job making her characters as real as they come. Their struggles, their problems, and their lives are under no circumstances perfect. Slow Moon Rising is the third and final in the Cedar Key series. I haven't read the earlier books yet, but it didn't seem to take away from the story. If I had read the previous books, some things in the story might have made more sense. I don't recommend this book to younger teens. This novel is definitely more on the adult woman's side of the spectrum--something I didn't know when I requested the book. Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. I received this book from Revell in return for an honest review of my opinions, which I have done. Thanks!
AlyciaM More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a relaxing summer read, Eva Marie Everson provides just that with Slow Moon Rising. Once again we join the Claybourne family, this time visiting the four sisters (Kimberly, Jayme-Leigh, Heather, and Ami) and their step-mother, Anise. The family is hiding a secret, and one daughter in particular wants to know the truth behind the lies and the cover ups. As always, Eva Marie provides a compelling story that brings the reader straight into the written world. Slow Moon Rising may be a meandering read, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth turning the pages. Just as it takes time to reveal any family secret in the real world, the truth slowly rises throughout the novel. This is definitely a beach read, especially if you'll be visiting Cedar Key.
Theophilusfamily More than 1 year ago
  The luscious cover on this book is what first caught my attention, the family epic inside is what held it. Slow Moon Rising does not falter once through all its 376 pages of story. I am left wondering: who is the woman in white alone on this sunset beach? It could be any of the women whose stories are revealed inside the cover... It could be Anise, who fell in love with a newly widowed man over 20 years her senior. She married Ross Claybourne, and grew to love his four daughters even they rejected her and resented her place in their father's life. The woman could be Kimberly, the Clayburne's eldest daughter, with her two sons and her broken heart... Or she could be Jayme-Leigh, the next girl, who became a physician like her father. She could be Heather, who may understand better than anyone what their mother Joan went through... Or she could be Ami, the youngest Claybourne, whose story is achingly sad with the potential to be stunningly beautiful. Ami, who carried a secret for the longest time. The woman in white might even be Rosa, a woman who lives in Cedar Key and who is part of this story in a way the four daughters never expected her to be.  These are the women of this book, all of whom experience both wounding and the beginning of healing. This novel is a tapestry, woven full of experiences that make up life, events and changes and trials that every woman has encountered at some time in her pilgrimage on earth. I think the phrase "a book like a river" describes this one well. There are many currents under the suface, all braiding together, there is a journey that the story is taking, and the pull of the flowing writing sweeps you away. Yes, a river is a good metaphor for this book. I like the way that the point of view transitions from one woman to another through the chapters, so as you read you are allowed to see inside their world and to look out with their eyes. As I read Slow Moon Rising I found that I really cared about all of the women here...I am so glad I got to meet them! Thank you Eva Marie and Revell for this book! **Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.**
Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
This is without a doubt one of my favorite novels! How I hated to have it end. Complex characters are written so well that their experiences could be true. The story is told from the first-person viewpoint of five different Claybourne women. Rather than the usual way of repeating the same scene over and over from a different angle; therefore, the timeline advances down through the years as each person shares. The novel begins in the year 2000 and concludes with the current day. I loved piecing the story together. I did not want to to put this one down as long-kept family secrets are revealed. Here is your summer read. Don't miss this compelling Christian novel. Thank you to Donna Hausler for my copy. Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
InSpirit More than 1 year ago
A stunning cover drew me to read this novel. Ms Everson's story kept me reading. My first experience with the Cedar Key series, Slow Moon Rising is book 3 and final in the series. A New Release for June 2013. Enjoying getting into what  I thought a story of romance, I was surprised when the story changed to a new character's view and placement in another year. Definitely an interesting, in depth understanding of the individual characters resulted from the author's technique. As the story progresses, the reader is offered installments from each of the interconnected lives of the several Claybourne family women.  A contemporary novel featuring family secrets and suspense that piqued my curiosity. Dealing with nitty gritty real life issues ,  I appreciated Ms Everson's willingness to tackle them head on.  No simplistic whitewashing  realities of life in today's culture.  These several entwined stories compelled me to keep reading as the characters worked out struggles, relationships, issues, baggage, and their faith. A reading experience of realistic situations with inherent emotional responses through years, secrets, and distance separating family members typical of families today. Ms Everson's style and descriptions are secondary to the relational focus, but definitely some writing gems in the midst make for increased awareness and appreciation of her writing ability. A satisfying ending that left this reader reflecting on the impact of  secrets and life choices on the lives of those around us.  An ending that allows readers to draw their own conclusions. Considering summer's extended reading opportunities,  I would recommend Slow Moon Rising as a novel worth delving into.    Characters that pull you into their lives.  Situations that could be your own Read Slow Moon Rising when you want to steal away into a great story... * *Thank you to Revell for providing an ebook copy to read and review without obligation.
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25jump More than 1 year ago
If you read the first book then you probably wanted to know what happened to the Claybourne family then this is a must read. Each family member is given a couple of chapters to explain what happened to the family. Each person has a story and by the end of the book everything starts to come together. You can not judge people and the choices that they make until you walk in their footsteps. When I finished this book, I went back and reread the first book and I could see some clues as to how this story was going to end.