“Waiting for Sunrise: A Cedar Key Novel” by Eva Marie Everson
Patsy grew up in a home with her mother, two step brothers and an “evil” step father. That was until she was thirteen and her mother sent her away on a bus to an unknown town and an unknown family. Patsy grew up from them happy but feeling abandoned.
The story is told from the point of view of patsy and of her step brother, Billy. Both tell their stories of trying to overcome hardship and how God played a part in helping them through it.
I had a hard time coming up with how I would write this review. I hate writing negative reviews and i know books are very objectionable to each person’s tastes. I did not like this book at all. I felt it was dark and depressing, even up to the end when everything came out “happy”. If you consider you long all your life to find your family and most of them are dead happy. I had to take the book in doses, usually I can sit down and read for hours at night and not want to put the book down. With “Waiting for Sunrise” I would count down pages till i could stop. I would need a break from the depressing feelings the book gave me to do something happy with my family.
The book itself was well written and is very descriptive so that you feel like a part of it. Maybe that’s why it effected me so much. I know I tend to take on the hurt feelings of others when I’m around them and hope and pray that they will feel happiness again. So maybe that’s why the book bothered me.
I’m not sure who I’d recommend this book to. If you’re someone who can’t handle a sad story, like me, I wouldn’t recommend it to you. It is well written and if you like a good book that will drag you in, whether happy or sad, then I would recommend this book.
“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.”
“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”.