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"Waiting For Sunrise" by Eva Marie Everson

Wow! Wow! Wow! I dove into, "Waiting For Sunrise", and didn't come up for a breath until the last page was complete. Now, I'm telling ya, this is a read that you will not soon forget. It's one that will grab your heart and take you for a ride, starting in 1964 and taking you back to 1946. A different time. A different generation and for Pasty Sweeny Milstrap, a life time ago.

Funny how when we are children we see things one way, but after growing ourselves, we are able to look back and grasp a picture that is more crystal and precise than ever. Our childhood impacts us so for the rest of our lives. Sometimes, it's that very past, holding us back from enjoying today. In Patsy's case, there was love lost, family battles and a heart filled with what ifs and whys, that was ever unfolding in her heart.

Depression has hit Patsy. It may have always been there through the years. Patsy has a devoted husband who has stood with her and prayed her to healing. God is good to Patsy. Through this novel we see a past that seems tarnished, but as God uncovers hurt after hurt, He brings healing to a woman who so deserves to smile and feel the love of her God.

One summer in time changed Patsy's life forever. But as that change came, God was still in control and had great plans for Patsy. We travel back through her childhood. Her hurts and desires. Her greatest fears and the laughter and blessings that flow. We get to watch her grow old and we get a front seat view of the life of those who encircled Patsy.

This is a story of family, sacrifice and restoration. Life in full circle. I encourage you to snatch up the latest installment of the Cedar Key Novel Series by Eva Marie Everson. "Waiting For Sunrise", follows book 1, "Chasing Sunsets", which I also loved.

I cherish the moments I have been blessed to spend in Cedar Key. It feels like home now. A place for all to find rest and a long awaited assurance of solace. Cedar Key just might be the perfect picture of reaching heaven and a Savior waiting to give a heart peace.

This Book was a gift from Revell for it's review.

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.


Thank you so much for the "wow!wow!wow!s!!" I'm not totally sure I wrote that right but ... I'm blessed to have read your review.

Also, let your readers know about my Kindle Fire giveaway (see: on "Kindle Contest.")

Eva Marie Everson
Waiting for Sunrise
Sverige said…
This is a well-written novel that is filled with lovable characters, heartache, family struggles and love. I did not want to put this book down once I began reading! I was immediately drawn into the story and the characters' lives. There were so many things going on at once, but yet I never felt lost or confused. I loved how the author wrote about Patsy and her brothers, their separate lives and then brought the two stories and the characters together. This is a very touching, emotional book that will leave you crying, smiling and thinking about these characters long after you finish reading!

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