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Shine Like the Dawn: A Book Review

Shine Like the Dawn: A Book Review

I've highly been anticipating the release of Carrie Turansky's latest novel. So, when the publishers offered me the opportunity to review Shine Like the Dawn I couldn't turn it down!

Set against the charming backdrop of Edwardian England, Shine Like the Dawn sweeps readers into a moving tale filled with intrigue, family secrets, and the power of forgiveness. Rich in historical detail and spiritual truth, Turansky's latest novel shines bright.

Here's what you can expect:

In a quiet corner of northern Edwardian England, Margaret Lounsbury diligently works in her grandmother’s millinery shop, making hats and caring for her young sister. Several years earlier, a terrible event reshaped their family, shattering an idyllic life and their future prospects. Maggie is resilient and will do what she must to protect her sister Violet. Still, the loss of her parents weighs heavily on her heart because she wonders if what happened that day on the lake…might not have been an accident.
When wealthy inventor and industrialist William Harcourt dies, his son and Maggie’s estranged childhood friend, Nathaniel returns from his time in the Royal Navy and inherits his father’s vast estate, Morningside Manor. He also assumes partial control of his father’s engineering company and the duty of repaying an old debt to the Lounsbury family. But years of separation between Nate and Maggie have taken a toll and Maggie struggles to trust her old friend.
Can Maggie let go of the resentment that keeps her from forgiving Nate—and reconciling with God? Will the search for the truth about her parents’ death draw the two friends closer or leave them both with broken hearts? - from the back cover

If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, historical romances, or turn-of-the century mysteries, then I'd highly recommend Shine Like the Dawn! If you pre-order now, you'll also receive one of Carrie's previous novels for free! Just click the banner below to find out how.

For a sneak peak at Turansky's inspiration for her characters and setting, you can visit her Pinterest board.

Just for fun, here's a picture of Carrie and me at last year's ACFW Awards Banquet.

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*I received this book for free from Blogging Books. All opinions are my own.

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