Hunter's Moon by Don Hoesel

CJ Baxter returns to his hometown after a 17 year absence. Obviously his family relationships are strained, but after his grandfather's funeral he stays in town. CJ is forced to deal with his past and the main reasons that he stayed away for so long. Unfortunately, CJ's family does not want him looking into the past or the present situations that surround them. Through the book, CJ travels a journey of self discovery.
Hunter's Moon was a very masculine book. The main characters were men; there was hunting and fishing. I had some trouble engaging in the characters and the story; however the characters were three dimensional. The plot was interesting; the resolution and climax were page-turning. Although it was a slow start, I did stay up late to finish it. There were aspects of the story that I would have liked to see more developed and others I may have cut. The Christian worldview/ message could have been much stronger. Overall, this was a decent book, it just did not appeal to my personal interests. I do have Elisha's Bones, Hoesel's earlier work, on my TBR shelf, and I am still looking forward to reading it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

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