Shine Like the Dawn


Shine Like the Dawn
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?"

     I was drawn to this book because of its fresh, colorful cover- it looked like spring. While I have gotten away from reading as many Christian historical romances as I once did, I decided to give this one a try. Unfortunately, I found this one couldn't really rise about the generic formula of the genre, and I struggled. It's not any worse than most books of its type, but I was looking for something more and didn't quite get it.

Rating: 6

I received this book from in exchange for my honest review.


  1. It's like you're voicing my thoughts here 'I was looking for something more and didn't quite get it' is what I often feel reading Christian (historical) fiction these days....

  2. That cover IS gorgeous, isn't it!? I love the blue against the beautiful greens! :)


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