Friday, June 21, 2013
Slow Moon Rising
From her very first meeting with Dr. Ross Claybourne on the steps of her friends Inn, Anise knows that she has met a very special person who will forever impact her life. As she is drawn into his life and that of his four daughters, they discover that each of them has a secret and a past that they wish to keep from others.
The final book in the Ceder Key series is told from the vantage point of the five Claybourne women. There is Kimberly, the oldest, who feels a need to control her life around her. Jayme-Leigh, the private one who followed in her footsteps. Heather, who is used to getting around things due to her looks, and yet comes against an obstacle that her looks won't get her around. Ami, the baby of the family who is talented and yet feels she must hold on to a secret that her mother shared about the family on her deathbed. And finally, Anise, the woman who married into the family, who brings her own past into the family.
Through the years, the family visits Ceder Key, a special island that feels like the end of the world.
I loved that this story is told from different vantage points, since it keeps things moving, especially as the story covers 13 years. While parts are a little gritty, with some of the things the family goes through, I felt like it was handled well and enjoyed the story.
Two thumbs up!