Thursday, June 28, 2012

Waiting for Sunrise



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.

My Review:

A compelling story that draws the reader in without apologies for the complexities of life. Real, hard-hitting, emotional -- Everson knows how to draw on a myriad of truths, not all of them pretty, in order to offer up joy and hope. A reminder of how each  individual is the result of their own 'back story' -- all the good and the bad, the realities and the misconceptions that swirl together and merge into our psyche. Waiting for Sunrise is also about unconditional love -- in all it's varied forms. A gut-wrenching yet oddly comforting read that has firmed my resolve to be gentler and more understanding to those around me.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Waiting For Sunrise please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 1 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

"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".


  1. Not sure if I am familiar with this author, but it sounds like great contemporary fiction!


  2. She's a wonderful writer, Patty. Love the way she ties together a myriad of characters under a common theme. Good luck!

  3. Love to read this. Thanks!

  4. Love to win and read 'Waiting For Sunrise' writer Eva Marie Everson....sounds like a awesome book....I have shared on facebook and

  5. This sounds like a awesome novel. Your review has me hooked and i want more...Thanks for the chance to win.

    marianne dot wanham at gmail dot com

  6. Would love to win this one. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the review & giveaway.

    ladettek at gmail dot com

  7. This book just came in for me at the library. Looking forward to reading it even more now. :)

    (Don't enter me.)

  8. This book is right up your alley, Brenda. Enjoy!

    Good luck, Anna!

  9. I'm excited to read this! Heather.adamsATalstonDOTcom

  10. i love eva's novels...thanks for the chance to read her latest one, kav ;)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  11. This is my kind of good reading and I'd like to read Eva's writing. Thank you for this giveaway and the chance to win a great read.

    Blessed by Grace,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  12. I think there's a point in many people's lives where they want to run away from the past or put it behind. Sometimes you can but often you have to face it first. This is a journey that I want to take with Patsy.


  13. This looks like a great read to check out! I'd love to be entered :)

    cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

  14. It's a great book -- wish I could give y'all one! Good luck everyone!

  15. Since I've now joined Google, I can leave a comment instead of having to send you an email! Yay!

    The book sounds intriguing, but what really sold me was your review; so am putting my hat in the ring, or name in the basket, etc.


  16. Whoops, forgot to add my email address:

    frwdgranny AT gmail DOT com

  17. It's actually a bowl, Lynn, and your name has been added. :-)

  18. I am not familiar with this author but the book looks like a very interesting one. Thanks for adding my name.