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Love, Charleston

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Charleston's past is full of romance. Does Anne's future hold the same?

Charleston's Anne Brumley has long dreamed of love while ringing the bells at St. Michael's, but those dreams are beginning to fade. Her sister Alisha and cousin Della encourage the thirty-six year old to move somewhere new for a fresh start.

Widower Roy Summerall has happily ministered to the country folks of Church of the Good Shepherd for years. So why would the Lord call him and his daughter away to Charleston--the city that Roy remembers from his childhood as pretentious and superficial? Surely the refined congregation of St. Michael's won't accept a reverend with a red neck and a simple faith.

Meanwhile, Anne's sister, Alisha, struggles with her husband's ambition, which seems to be taking him further from their dreams of a happy family. And Cousin Della's former fiance has returned to Charleston, making her wonder if she chose the wrong path when she married her gifted but unemployed-artist husband.

Family, friendship, and faith converge in a beautiful story about how God's transforming love works in the Holy City of Charleston.

Reading Guides

Reading Group Guide

  1. Why doesn't Roy want to move to Charleston? How does his view of Charleston society, particularly the parishioners of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, change over the course of the story?
  2. Describe Roy's faith and his approach to ministering to his new flock. What makes his ministry effective?
  3. The children play a crucial in the three narratives of this story. How do both Rose and Cozy shed a new and hopeful light on the struggles of their parents?
  4. When did you suspect that Drew's commitment to Lish was tenuous? Why didn't he stay and help her through her post-partum depression?
  5. Do you think there are prejudices and misunderstandings about mental illness in our society? Discuss the story's treatment of Lish's post-partum depression. How do her loved ones react to her condition? How important is their reaction to her recovery?
  6. Della's desire to provide for her daughter nearly justifies her potential infidelity. How has she come to view financial means as the ultimate source of both security and happiness? What is the danger in cultivating this kind of view?
  7. What type of spouse is Peter? How do his actions prove his commitment to Della and their family?
  8. This novel takes a close look at marriage. What are the typical conflicts and challenges husbands and wives face today? Are they any different than the struggles of previous generations? What does this novel say about the importance (and the deep-seated joy) of sticking together?
  9. Della grapples with what makes a story ending both full and resonant. Is the ending to Love, Charleston a happy one? Why or why not?
  10. By the end of the novel, Roy admits that God's plans are better than our own. How can we (in Roy's words) "acknowledge our short-sightedness, trust in His grace, and make ourselves downright pliable"?

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Love, Charleston, Beth Webb Hart
  • Love, Charleston, Beth Webb Hart

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Charleston's past is full of romance. Does Anne's future hold the same?

Charleston's Anne Brumley has long dreamed of love while ringing the bells at St. Michael's, but those dreams are beginning to fade. Her sister Alisha and cousin Della encourage the thirty-six year old to move somewhere new for a fresh start.

Widower Roy Summerall has happily ministered to the country folks of Church of the Good Shepherd for years. So why would the Lord call him and his daughter away to Charleston--the city that Roy remembers from his childhood as pretentious and superficial? Surely the refined congregation of St. Michael's won't accept a reverend with a red neck and a simple faith.

Meanwhile, Anne's sister, Alisha, struggles with her husband's ambition, which seems to be taking him further from their dreams of a happy family. And Cousin Della's former fiance has returned to Charleston, making her wonder if she chose the wrong path when she married her gifted but unemployed-artist husband.

Family, friendship, and faith converge in a beautiful story about how God's transforming love works in the Holy City of Charleston.

More Information

Length 320 Pages
Publication Date August 31, 2010
Company
  • Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 1595542019
ISBN-13 9781595542014
Height 8.3"
Width 5.4"