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Monday, February 8, 2010

Hunter's Moon by Don Hoesel

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Hunter's Moon
(Bethany House, February 1, 2010) by Don Hoesel


Don Hoesel was born and raised in Buffalo, NY but calls Spring Hill, TN home. He works as a Communications Department supervisor for a Medicare carrier in Nashville, TN. He has a BA in Mass Communication from Taylor University and has published short fiction in Relief Journal.

Don and hopes to one day sell enough books to just say that he's a writer. You can help with that by buying whatever his newest novel happens to be.

He lives in Spring Hill with his wife and two children.

Every family has secrets. Few will go as far as the Baxters to keep them. Bestselling novelist CJ Baxter has made a career out of writing hard-hitting stories ripped from his own life. Still there's one story from his past he's never told. One secret that's remained buried for decades. Now, seventeen years after swearing he'd never return, CJ is headed back to Adelia, NY. His life in Tennessee has fallen to pieces, his grandfather is dying, and CJ can no longer run from the past. With Graham Baxter, CJ's brother, running for Senate, a black sheep digging up old family secrets is the last thing the family and campaign can afford. CJ soon discovers that blood may be thicker than water, but it's no match for power and money. There are wounds even time cannot heal.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hunter's Moon, go HERE

My Review

While this novel is well written and finely crafted, my wife had difficulty getting into this book, which seemed more character driven than plot driven (odd for a suspense novel). The pace was slow, and the suspense (implied by the cover) didn't seem to pick up until the ending. Even then, the premise and story revelations didn't seem to offer much originality or anything to set the book apart. For being a believer the main character also seems to spend an inordinate amount of time in the bar. Other spiritual aspects were surface at best. I wish my review could be more positive.

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