Praise for Sunrise on the Battery

From Publishers Weekly 

 Hart (Love, Charleston) writes inspirational fiction that leaves readers pondering the subtly expressed life lessons well after the final chapter. In her newest novel, she develops a very likable married couple with three daughters who have finally “arrived.” Mary Lynn and Jackson Scoville have happily worked their way from financial and social obscurity into the socioeconomic elite of Charleston, S.C. When Mary Lynn realizes an unexpected answer to a prayer offered on her behalf, she starts praying for Jackson to find God, too. As is often the case, answered prayers look different from what has been asked. Jackson does indeed find God, and when he does, life is turned upside down, leaving Mary Lynn disconcerted and angry. It takes yet another miracle to repair the hurt in the Scoville family’s lives, but Hart manages to make even the unlikely a real possibility in this richly written tale of discovering faith.


From Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides 

“[Beth Webb Hart] knows South Carolina’s fabled lowcountry well and shares her knowledge with skill, wisdom and beauty.”


From Karen White,  best-selling author of The Beach Trees 

Sunrise on the Battery is a beautiful story of discovery and rebirth, of changing gears in mid-stride, and trusting in God’s guidance.  On the surface Jackson and Mary Lynn have it all: a great marriage, a fabulous historic home, and three terrific children.  But in their quest to overcome their humble beginnings, Jackson and Mary Lynn have squeezed God out of their seemingly perfect life until a crisis of conscience turns their world upside down, illuminating the empty spaces once filled with the minutia of society’s demands.  Hart describes in exacting detail the fine bones of her hometown, peopling it with characters you care about and want to root for, and who you will find yourself cheering for at the startling conclusion.”

From Lisa Wingate,  best-selling author of Larkspur Cove 

“Do we always want what we pray for?  Sunrise on the Battery takes a poignant look at the intersection of faith and family responsibility, of a life for show and a life that feeds the soul.  Beth Webb Hart writes with a sense of Southern culture and the holy city of Charleston that is simply mesmerizing!”

From Rachel Hauck,  best-selling author of Dining with Joy

“Beth Webb Hart is fast becoming one of my favorite authors.  Sunrise on the Battery is one of the best books I’ve read all year.  Hart’s smooth prose prepares the reader for a surprising challenge while leaving them with hope and courage to change.  Don’t leave this book on your TBR pile.  Pick it up and read it”

From Marybeth Whalen,  author of She Makes It Look Easy

Sunrise On The Battery is a rich story that hit me where I live on many levels. Beth Webb Hart has tapped into the layers of a family with her portrayal of the unit as a whole while exploring each individual’s complex interior life. I especially enjoyed her portrayal of the lives of teens, and the challenges of raising them. Beth is a talented author who has brought us another thought-provoking story.”

From Jenny B. Jones,  award winning author of There You’ll Find Me

“A beautifully crafted story of the power of love and the joy of living in surrender.”

From Romantic Times (Top Pick!)

“Hart describes the Southern setting so clearly that it almost becomes a character in the story.”






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