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.
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.
Although a fictional novel, I found Waiting for Sunrise to be a deeply emotional story. Many times while reading this book, I couldn't help but ask myself what I would do in similar situations.
Patsy has always felt there are unresolved issues from her childhood, and instead of talking about her memories, she builds walls around herself and pushes everyone else away. Her past haunts her, and as the mother of five young children, she can't cope and she chooses to hide from reality.
Patsy was blessed with the most understanding and supportive husband imaginable. But true to human nature, he becomes the main target of her frustration and pain. Basically abandoning her family in her search for peace and closure, Patsy must face her past before she can be the wife and mother she always wanted to be.
Waiting for Sunrise is a definite winner, and would make a great summer read!
Disclosure: 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.