Monday, March 22, 2010

Hunter's Moon by Don Hoesel

Publisher: Bethany House
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0561-3
ISBN-10: 0-7642-0561-7
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.375
Number of pages: 384

Publication Date: Feb. 10
Formats: Paperback

Hunter's Moon
About the book:
Every family has its secrets...
Best-selling novelist CJ Baxter is known for writing hard-hitting stories ripped from his own life. But there's one story he's never told. A toxic secret that's haunted him too long.
Now, after seventeen years, CJ is headed home, determined to expose the truth. But a black sheep airing the family's dirty laundry is the last thing CJ's brother, Graham--and his campaign for Senate--can afford. With so much at stake, there's nothing the Baxter’s won't do to keep their secret...

My Review
Hunter’s Moon is an excellent book. I really like the picture on the cover of the smoking gun and the title of the book. I always look in the book to find out what both of these mean. I thought this book was clear on what they meant. CJ is an author and his grandfather passed away, CJ decided to return to his hometown to attend the funeral. That is when all of the past comes at him. All of the things he has tried to cover up or forget his whole life. Hunter’s Moon has many things, secrets, domestic violence, anger, bitterness and you can see how all of this affects the family. One holds a secret about the other that has shaped the entire families lives and could destroy their future. CJ Baxter has only recently become a Christian, and he is still struggling but makes the right life choices in the end. CJ has been away from his hometown for many years, but finds in the end that it is a special place. This book is full of action, adventure, happiness, sadness, betrayal, and life. Like I said Hunter’s Moon is an excellent book, but it started out slow and I would have loved the ending to have been more to it. I would have liked having the ending wrapped up more and find out what is going on with each character. This would be a great book to have a sequel to. Overall I really love this book. It held my interest very easily and I would recommend it to anyone.

About the Author: Here is Don Hoesel's site

Don Hoesel is a Web site designer 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. He lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee, with his wife and two children. Elisha's Bones is his first novel.

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Don's first book is Elisha's Bones.
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I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House for reviewing purposes. If I don’t like this book I can review it negatively.


Caroline said...

Sounds like a good book. I haven't read any of his yet, but I may try them. Did you read his first book.

BTW: how would I hook up w/BH to review?

Trinity Rose said...

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Unknown said...

This book appealed to me based on something you said in your review:

"Hunter’s Moon has many things, secrets, domestic violence, anger, bitterness and you can see how all of this affects the family."

As a Christian Social Worker I appreciate authors who give a story line that is "buyable". Truth, no matter how difficult, is always fascinating. I am curious how this family dealt with their issues.

One thing that's true, secrets are always bad in a family. Only "light drives away the darkness".