Monday, January 30, 2012

Tomorrow's Sun



Faith reaches across the centuries.

Her fractures have mended, her cars faded, but Emily Foster can't move on until she makes restitution for a past mistake. Flipping houses seems like the path to her goal. Yet, instead of finding a door to the future, the 1840s house she plans to remodel opens windows to the past.

Contractor Jake Braden hates Emily's plan to modernize the old house, but the cost of fighting for guardianship of his late sister's twelve-year-old twins forces him to take the job anyway. When a hidden door and faded love letters connect the house with the Underground Railroad, he and Emily embark on a mission to uncover the fate of young lovers.

As Emily and Jake unravel the long-forgotten love story, words of faith in the face of fear inspire, convict, and draw them to each other...but will they be prepared when faced with their greatest test yet?

My Review:

Richly layered, Melby has mastered the art of the slow reveal. There is mystery and suspense in this contemporary novel, though I wouldn't categorize it as either. The suspense is in the characterization, the mystery is in the past and both are woven into an intricate pattern that will prompt a sit-down-and-read-in-one-sitting compulsion.

Emily is still recovering from a debilitating accident. Time and hard work slowly heal her body but her mind is an entirely different matter. For that emotional healing she needs God but she is hiding from Him. Her inner turmoil makes for a riveting read.

Jake was once an 'on-fire' Christian but time and life have faded his resolve. He's going through the motions but when he meets Emily all that changes. Their reluctant 'courtship' dance is immensely satisfying...and read!

Add in the rich historical detail (even though it's a contemporary) and this book makes a near-perfect read. The only way it could be better is if the author had made it longer!

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like a chance at winning a copy of this book, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Please make sure to put the title in the subject line of your email so it is easy for me to spot. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 5. Offer open to international readers.  Good luck!


  1. Would love to win this book! :)

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  2. I don't blame you, Melanie! good luck!

  3. Several things draw me to this story; the house flipping, the ties to the past and the romance in the making. Please include me!
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  4. There are definitely some unique angles in this one, aren't there, Merry? Good luck!

  5. Thanks for the great review. This books sounds really interesting.

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  6. This sounds like an interesting book! I'd love to be entered :)

  7. This sounds like a great book. I would love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win.


  8. Good luck Amy, Bethany and Rebecca!

  9. Please enter me!

    I love your giveaways, Kav. :) They're really awesome. I am not allowed by my parents to enter as many as I'd like...but when I can, boy am I happy! :D Thanks for the reviews too...always helpful.


  10. I'd love to win this book!!!
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  11. Love that you seek your parent's permission first, Charity U.! Good luck!

    You too, Charity Lane and Tracy S. It's an awesome book.

  12. This book sounds great and definitely plan on reading it. Adding it to my wish list. Please enter me!


  13. This sounds like a wonderful book and I would love to read it!!

  14. The mystery and suspense draws me to this book! Looks like one you can't put down.

  15. This should definitely be on your must read list! Good luck everybody!

  16. I think this one sounds fascinating.

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  17. I love stories that are rich with slow reveals. When you finally get to the end, it's much more satisfying. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Good luck Michelle and Rebecca!

  19. Sounds like another great book which after reading your review I am keen to read.

    Can you please enter my name in the draw.

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    Many thanks.

  20. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel :)

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  21. Have read many good reviews on this book, thanks for the chance to win one~~


  22. Please enter me! Thanks for the chance! I enjoy books dealing with the Underground Railroad.