Claire At Edisto by Lin Stepp

Do Your Best And Trust God For The Rest

Claire At Edisto by Lin Stepp is the most delightful and heart-warming Christian tale that will leave you smiling. It is the first book in the Edisto trilogy and I cannot wait for the next two books.

This is a beautiful family novel that deals with loss – a sudden loss that leaves a young widow with two daughters aged five and nine. These young girls are wise beyond their years. “Don’t cry to say goodbye to Daddy’s grave. He’s not there anymore.” Their faith is infectious and catching.

There is a refreshing and at times humorous honesty from the girls. They speak what is on their hearts. Lin Stepp has perfectly captured their innocence in her portrayal. I adored their interactions with the world around them.

Grown ups struggle with grief. “It’s a difficult thing to understand why bad things happen to good people.” Sudden loss leaves us questioning our faith. It is a natural part of grieving. “It seems like I pray and pray but get no answers.” When we are hurting and God seems silent, we think that our prayers are unheard but God will answer in His perfect timing.

I have decided that I want to step inside the novel and live in Edisto. Lin Stepp’s vivid descriptions really bring the place alive for me. Edisto is the place where neighbours pull together. The love and warmth of the community reaches out beyond the pages of the book.

There is the theme of new beginnings. Following a loss we cannot go back to where we were. We will need to discover a new ‘normal’ and have a fresh purpose in our lives.

I adore Lin Stepp’s writings. If you have not ‘discovered’ her, you are missing out. I urge you pick up Claire At Edisto today.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


Welcome to the Blog & Review Tour, plus Giveaway, for two books by Lin Stepp – The Interlude and Claire at Edisto, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

With Spring Break upon us, author Lin Stepp wants to know: Where do you love to go on vacation – the mountains or the sea? Don’t worry – she’s got a book for you, no matter what you decide! Both books release on April 2, 2019, so pack your virtual bags and head to the destination of your choice. And the beauty of travel-by-novel is… you can easily visit both!

Title: Claire at Edisto
Series: Edisto Trilogy #1
Author: Lin Stepp
Publisher: Mountain Hill Press
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 2, 2019

Set against the alluring backdrop of coastal South Carolina, CLAIRE AT EDISTO takes the reader on a sweet and gentle journey showing that love and new beginnings can often bloom from the deepest sorrows.

Standing in grief and shock at the grave of her young husband, Claire Avery wonders what she and her young daughters will do now. They live in the church parsonage they need to vacate. She hasn’t worked since her marriage twelve years ago. Old issues and complications hinder relationships with her family. Struggling for answers, Claire accepts her brother-in-law’s offer to stay at his beach house at Edisto to give her a season to heal and think. But even the peace and beauty of the coastal island bring new problems along with unexpected joys as Claire seeks to find her way.

Parker Avery always promised his brother Charles he would look after Claire if anything happened to him. Charles stood by him three years ago when his wife Ann died and Parker is determined now to be a help to Claire and the girls. As time passes, instead of feeling like a hero, he feels like a heel instead as he realizes he’s developing feelings for his own brother’s widow. To make things worse, he watches with pain and jealousy as Miles Lawrence waltzes into Claire’s life. What can he expect though? It hardly seems right that Claire, even after a season of mourning, would ever fall in love with her own brother-in-law.

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Lin Stepp is a native Tennessean, businesswoman and educator. A New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Amazon best-selling international author, Lin now has sixteen published books, including her twelve beloved Smoky Mountain novels set in different locations of the Tennessee and North Carolina mountains, as well as a Smoky Mountain novella in one of Kensington’s Christmas anthologies. In addition, Lin’s first novel in a new Edisto Trilogy recently released, set on the South Carolina coast. Lin and her husband also write regional guidebooks, including a Smoky Mountain hiking guide and a Tennessee state parks book.  Stepp’s latest 2019 releases are The Interlude, set in the Greenbrier and Pittman Center of the Great Smoky Mountains and Claire at Edisto set at Edisto Beach, South Carolina. Lin enjoys keeping up with her readers on Facebook, Twitter, and through her monthly blog on her website at:

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  • your choice of The Interlude OR Claire at Edisto (print, US only)
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3 thoughts on “Claire At Edisto by Lin Stepp

  1. Julia, I’m so pleased you loved CLAIRE AT EDISTO, the first book in my new Edisto series, taking my readers on a little “vacation” to my family’s favorite South Carolina beach. I hope you will love the next two books to follow in the trilogy, too, RETURN TO EDISTO and EDISTO SONG, which follow Mary Helen’s and Suki’s lives when grown …

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