Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"Hunter's Moon" Book Review

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Hunter's Moon

Bethany House (February 1, 2010)


Don Hoesel

I loved Don Hoesel's book Elisha's Bones... it pulled me in and kept me captivated from the beginning. I was expecting the same kind of experience with this book and while still good, it was definitely different. First off I had a hard time getting into this book, it had a lot of set up and background and I felt like I was pretty far into it before I saw much action. It had a strong middle and then, BAM!, it was over. As I analyzed it I realized that this book seems like it is written to guys. By a guy to a guy. Good storyline, a setting that was pretty much a character in the story, lots of good stuff. But not written to me as a reader - though there are probably tons of people out there that will love it.


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

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