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.
You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format
About The Author:
Eva Marie Everson is a successful speaker and the award-winning author of Things Left Unspoken, This Fine Life, and Chasing Sunsets. She is coauthor of the Potluck Club books and the Potluck Catering Club series. She lives in Florida.
Waiting for Sunrise was one of the most heart breaking, yet inspiring novels I have had the opportunity to read this year. Themes of forgiveness, moving on from the past, sexual abuse, mental illness and abuse in marriage all flow through the book. However, the strength of a wife to overcome is prominent throughout the book, and though heavy topics were evident the book itself was a pretty easy, and quick, read.
The characters were developed nicely and the writing also flowed great. Patsy was my favorite character and I actually cried as I read through the many experiences she had. The way she overcame her past and walked through the process of forgiveness was incredible. I did not want to put this book down. I look forward to reading more from Eva Marie Everson in the future.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
BUY IT: You can purchase Waiting for Sunrise at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***