Shine Like the Dawn, the latest from Carrie Turnsky, starts off with a serious situation. Daniel Lounsbury heads off across the lake with his family, to celebrate his oldest daughter's birthday with a picnic; when suddenly, he discovers that the boat is taking on water. He sends his next daughter, Maggie, who knows how to swim, back to safety with his youngest daughter, Violet. Unfortunately, when Maggie finally reaches the shore, she looks back across the lake and sees nothing but smooth water!
Four years later, you find Maggie and Violet living with their grandmother in her millinery shop. As Maggie is struggling to raise her active younger sister, without the guidance of her parents, suddenly a fire in the village destroys her grandmother's shop. When her childhood friend, Nate Harcourt, comes upon the scene, Maggie and her family are suddenly transported back to Morningside Manor, the site of her family's demise. Being in these beautiful surroundings, brings up, not only memories of her lost family, but also questions about what caused the terrible accident that took their lives!
Hold on as Nate attempts to help Maggie discover the answer to her questions. It is great to see Maggie's faith in God restored as she trusts in Him to help them find an answer. You will be surprised to discover who is ultimately behind this terrible accident!
This is an interesting tale. I cannot wait for the next one!
I received this book from Multnomah in exchange for my unbiased review.