About the Book
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 tragedy reshaped their family, shattering an idyllic life and their future prospects. But 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 and she begins to wonder if what happened that day on the lake…might not have been an accident.
When wealthy inventor and industrialist William Harcourt dies, his son Nathaniel, who is Maggie’s estranged childhood friend, 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 their search for the truth about her parents’ death draw them closer or will it leave them both with broken hearts?
About the Author
Carrie Turansky is an award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and novellas. She has been the winner of the ACFW Carol Award, the Crystal Globe Award, and the International Digital Award, and a finalist for the Inspirational Readers Choice Award and the Maggie Award of Excellence. A prolific writer of contemporary and historical romance, women’s fiction, short stories, articles, and devotionals, Carrie lives in central New Jersey with her husband Scott. They have five adult children and four grandchildren.
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Carrie Turansky has once again written a delightfully charming historical romance that readers will not want to miss. With historical romance novels being one of my favorite genres and Turansky being one of my favorite authors, I was thrilled to read Shine Like the Dawn. From page one, readers will be drawn to the magnificent story and cast of characters. This novel will touch the heart of readers with its tragedy, sadness, and difficulty, as well as happiness and love. Readers continually return to Turansky’s stories as they are beautifully written and enjoyable to read. Historical romance readers will be captivated with this book.
Genre: historical, romance, Christian
Publisher: Multnomah Books
Publication date: February 21, 2017
Number of pages: 320
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher via the author's launch team. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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