Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Shine Like the Dawn By Carrie Turansky

Separated by an inconceivable tragedy, can faith and love reunite childhood friends and light the way to a bright future? 

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?

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Bestselling Inspirational Romance Author Carrie Turansky writes heartwarming historical and contemporary novels and novellas. She has won the ACFW Carol Award, the Crystal Globe Award, and the International Digital Award; and has been a finalist for the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, Gayle Wilson Award, Maggie Award, and the ACFW Genesis Award. Readers say her stories are: "Heartwarming and inspiring! I couldn't put it down! . . . Touching love story. It captured me from the first page! . . . Rich characters, beautifully written . . . my new favorite author."
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I was swept away to another time and another place in Shine Like the Dawn. Oh what a journey it was. Who doesn't want to go to England?
This was a good romance it was. Good characters likeable and real.
Turansky has penned an unforgettable historical, about family values.
I gave this book 4 stars. I recommend it.
 I received  this book from the publisher for review. A favorable was not required and all views expressed are my own.


  1. My wife will love this one. Thanks Mary

  2. I called and asked the library to add me to the list for this one.

  3. I might try this one and see how I like it.

  4. Not sure about this one. But your review is good.

  5. I would love to read this book. It sounds so gooooooood. Thank you Mary for all your hard work.

  6. Sounds very interesting, Thanks for a great review.

  7. So excited about this book. I love Carrie's books. I read my first book by her because of one of your reviews. I have been hooked ever since.

  8. From reading this review, it does sound like a wonderful book that I would like to read. Thanks so much Mary for all of your reviews!

  9. Sounds like a winner to me...thank you, Mary!

  10. I have this on order and can't wait to read it when it comes! It will be my first book by Carrie, I've heard a lot of great things about her writing. Thanks for your review as always Mary! :-)