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Monday, June 11, 2012

Waiting for Sunrise...Review

About the book:
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.

Struggling with the after effects of a dysfunctional childhood and believing she was abandoned by her mother, Patsy tries to project a perfect, happy front for her family.  When her husband suggests a vacation to Florida, Patsy has no idea what events will unfold and how she must face her past.

Told in flashbacks, Patsy's story is one that I didn't want to put down and I couldn't wait to see who Patsy sees again at the restaurant.  It wasn't who I'd expected it to be.  I loved Gilbert and I relished how the story unfolded and resolved.

Like Chasing Sunsets, Waiting for Sunrise deals with some serious topics.  Here, it's mental illness, abandonment and post-traumatic stress.  But, it's not a heavy book.  Rather, it's a moving story about family, faith and forgiveness.  Completely enjoyable and easily recommended.

Second in the Cedar Key series, the story stands alone just fine.

Available June 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. You can learn more about Eva Marie Everson here. You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 5/12

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4/5 Stars


  1. I'm not sure how I feel about this one yet, but I'm still trekking!