Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wake the Dawn by Lauraine Snelling Book Review

National bestselling author Lauraine Snelling brings a small mountain town to thrilling life when a natural disaster threatens to destroy lives.
U.S. Border Patrol agent Ben James' life is in tatters. A tragic accident stole the love of his life and he never finished grieving. Turning to the bottle for support, he lost sight of what was important. While making his last patrol run before a storm rolls in, Ben's canine partner Bo finds an abandoned baby hidden in the woods. As Ben rushes the child to the only clinic in the area, the storm strikes with unexpected fury.
Esther Hanson runs a second-rate clinic in the small community of Pineville, Minnesota, on the Canadian border. Though she has fought for years to get the equipment she needs, the town refuses to approve the funding. When the unprecedented storm ravishes the area, cutting them off from all outside help, Esther struggles to help her patients without giving in to overwhelming emotions. The event triggers a long-suppressed memory, and Esther must come face to face with the reality of her past and learn to forgive herself.
Brought together by the life of a child, Ben and Esther become each other's reason to change.

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (August 20, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0892969016
ISBN-13: 978-0892969012

Lauraine Snelling, an award-winning author of fifty-plus books with sales of over 2 million copies, also writes for a wide range of magazines and teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband make their home in Tehachapi, California.

  Any book by Lauraine Snelling is fantastic and a pleasure to read, but this one Wake the Dawn is just intriguing to read and review.
  The characters are so real and full of life and they become so very special to you. I just hate when I finish reading a good book.
  Ben James is having so many problems and can’t seem to get interested in life again after the love of his life is ripped away from him, but then a natural disaster rushes in and what can he do but keep on going.
  Esther Hanson also has some things to work out in her life and she keeps trying to hide her troubles and keep working, but will that keep the troubles back?
  Ben and Esther are thrown together to try to get through this storm. Read this intriguing book and find out what happens.
  I really, really loved the storm and am so very glad to have read it. Lauraine Snelling is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend this book and anything she writes.

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I received my free copy from Sarah Reck at Faith Words/HachetteBookGroup, for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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