Regulars to the porch know already Beth Webb is the quintessential southern writer! She has that charm and “voice” I love so much about southern literature. And like our belle Lisa Wingate, she’s a fabulous wordsmith.
Like I did with Lisa’s book last week, let me share some juicy writing tidbits from Beth Webb. Any more of this and for sure I’m going to convert my iMac to a complete entertainment device and hang up my writing gloves. Julie, Shellie, you don’t have books coming out soon do you?
Here’s a scene with the heroine, Julia’s, friend Etienne:
“So, how often do you go back?” Etienne tore open a biscuit and Julie was mesmerized by the steam rising from it and the comforting smell of flour and butter.”
I’ll be right back. I’m off to make and devour biscuits! YUM.
Meeting a new character, Mary Ellen Duvall Bennett:
“It must have been at least seventy-five degrees already, and she could almost feel her hair frizzing.”
One simple line saying, showing, so much. I get this woman instantly. And I know there are women all over bobbing their heads!
“She breathe in the balmy Editsto air for what was likely the last time in a long, long time. It was thick and dense and salty just like she remembered it from all those summers ago. And it seemed both strange and true that nostalgia and longing and love and lose could coexist in the same space, in the same moment in the same… deep… breath.”
Wow. What a beautiful summary of those moments of saying hello or goodbye. All the senses are engaged.
Moon Over Edisto is a challenging and unique story of love and forgiveness. A really great read.
Rachel Hauck writes books. Her next release is Once Upon A Prince, May 2013. Visit her web site for more information.
WIN **** WIN **** WIN **** WIN
….. A COPY OF Moon Over Edisto! One given away each day this week!
To celebrate the release of Moon Over Edisto, Beth’s publisher is giving away 5 copies of the book (one each day)!
To ENTER: answer the question of the day: What about you?
Have you ever been forgiven a serious hurt or transgression?