"Waiting for Sunrise," by Eva Marie Everson

"Waiting for Sunrise," by Eva Marie Everson

Sometimes finding your future means making peace with your past

Patsy Milstrap wishes she could leave her past behind. Though she tries to put on a brave front for the sake of her family, the wounds still ache, and the scars on her soul are still deeply felt. At her concerned husband's gentle insistence, they take a vacation from South Carolina on Cedar Key, an idyllic island on Florida's Gulf Coast. A week in paradise will do them good, he says.

When a familiar--and most unexpected--face greets her at a seaside restaurant, Patsy knows she can no longer run from the past. But what will opening old wounds mean? And what will the future hold?

With a large helping of Southern charm, Waiting for Sunrise is a touching story of family, young love, and the need for forgiveness. Eva Marie Everson expertly draws out the bittersweet moments of life, weaving them into a tale that will envelop your soul.

This book is a must read.  It shows you how your childhood can affect your future.  How you can push things into the back of your mind and then they can surface and it can cause devastating things to you mind and soul.

This book takes you back and forth between the past and the present of Patsy's childhood and family.  It shows you what Patsy's mother did to protect her child and the sacrifices she made for her children.

This is not a book you can read in a day, but it is a book where you will want to know what will happen next.  I will admit to having a good cry at the end, as it was such a well written ending.

Stars out of 5 : 4.5 Great book well worth the read and not at all difficult to immerse yourself into.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


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  2. Waiting for Sunrise touches on many issues women may face within their lifetime: abuse, neglect, unforgiveness, and the tough decision to hold a child close or send her away in the name of protection. Eva Marie brings her gentle touch to a tough story and tells yet another tale containing the harsh realities of life.

    The only difficulty I had with the novel was in following the double story. The years go by and are noted in bold print throughout the book. But the character viewpoints switched with a lightly noted hard break. Sometimes it took me a moment to catch whose viewpoint I was now reading. This, however, was the only thing I found challenging in reading Waiting for Sunrise.


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