Saturday, June 16, 2012

Waiting for Sunrise


Title:  Waiting for Sunrise
Author:  Eva Marie Everson
Pages:  390
Year:  2012
Publisher:  Revell
Note:  I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.  Follow my other reviews at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/  and on twitter @lcjohnson1988
                The year is 1964, and the reader is thrown into a scene of events that have culminated from a story that has a long history.  In chapter one, we then go back in time to the beginning when Patsy was a little girl and the home environment she grew up in.  Patsy is the oldest, and her world consists of helping her mother and caring for her two younger brothers.  Bernice, her mother, is a nervous wreck around the time her husband is due home from his business trips for the weekend.
                Billy and Harold are her brothers.  Though a year apart, their personalities are very different.  Billy is named after his father, but is very different from him.  Patsy had a different father who died when she was very young.  Patsy is not allowed very much freedom at all, and her stepfather is a brutal as well as demeaning man.  When he comes home on the weekends, he brings in the home stress and violence.  The children have heard this more times than they ever wanted to.  As Patsy begins to mature into a young lady, her stepfather begins to look at her in inappropriate ways.  What does Patsy’s mother do to protect her little girl and what hefty price does she pay?
                Mam and Papa raised Lloyd whom Patsy is meeting for the first time when she is sent away from her stepfather.  What town do these people live in that she ends goes to?  As Patsy grows older, she learns many things.  Her past experiences, though buried deep, are about to burst forth.  Married with children, she finds herself battling deeply hidden lies that have resided in her heart and cause her to doubt.  There is a lot of action, mystery, and adventure as the reader watches all three siblings become young adults.  We get to see the different paths as well as choices each of them make.  To see what all occurs and how it all comes to fruition, you must read the book.  There are themes of love, sacrifice, and forgiveness.  So many threads of the story that make a wonderful complete tapestry when you read the final page!
My Rating for this work of fiction is 5+ stars.



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