Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting for Sunrise by Eva Marie Everson

Waiting for Sunrise by Eva Marie Everson was a delight to read. I didn't want to put this book down, even when it brought me to tears time and again. It isn't often that a book can capture my world like this one did. The characters came alive to me and I wanted to spend as much time in their world as I could. 
Young Patsy touched my heart and I ached with her as she got on the bus and headed to a new life.  How desperate her mother must have been to do that! And the open arms that greeted her made me cry all over again.
The dedication and patience of her husband was endearing and the surprises along the way made for a deep story.
I highly recommend this book. It's a perfect summer read. I enjoyed it on my back porch with a glass of lemonade.

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Available June 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

This book was provided for review by Revell.

From the back cover:
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 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 fun 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.


Eva Marie Everson said...

Thank you so much for your sweet review! I hope your readers will enjoy reading Waiting for Sunrise as much as I enjoyed writing it (except the hard parts ... those were like bleeding on paper!).


Eva Marie Everson
Waiting for Sunrise

Luxembourg said...

This novel did something I thought impossible. It made me cry. I have always laughed at people who say they sit down to have a good cry over a novel, but this one did it. I'm not saying I want to make it a habit, but this was truly a good novel. Ira Liddle was the villain we love to hate (can we admit that in Christian fiction?), and in this it's well-deserved. Bernice is a difficult mother to understand. She not only tolerates so much, but she hides so much. The saddest part, in my opinion, is when they move up the financial and social ladder, and the abuse continues. It is just done quieter than before and covered up better. The part where Ira worries about his social standing in the church they attend is unbelievable. Every Sunday, somewhere there is a woman hiding a bruise and a man sitting next to her thinking he has everyone fooled. Ms. Everson has shown the truth behind the facade of the American family. This was an excellent novel that really made me think and, most of all, wouldn't leave me alone after I finished it.