Excerpt: "But if you send me away . . . what will he do to you, Mama?"
Mama looked down. "Whatever it is, I can bear it. As long as I know you're all right."
"Nooooo . . ." Patsy clung to her mother again, buried her face into the gentle curve of her neck, inhaled the scent of Coty perfume. "Mama," she whispered. "Don't . . . please don't. I'll do anything. I'll stay away from him."
"Patsy, don't make this more difficult than it already is."
Patsy opened her mouth, hoping for one more plea, one more argument. But before the words could tumble out, they were drowned out by the sound of the bus screeching to a stop. Waiting for Sunrise, pg 34.
Back Cover: Sometimes finding your future means making peace with your past
Patsy Milstrap wishes she could leave her past behind. Though she tries to put on a brave front for the sake of her family, the wounds still ache, and the scars on her soul are still deeply felt. At her concerned husband's gentle insistence, they take a vacation from South Carolina on Cedar Key, an idyllic island on Florida's Gulf Coast. A week in paradise will do them good, he says.
When a familiar--and most unexpected--face greets her at a seaside restaurant, Patsy knows she can no longer run from the past. But what will opening old wounds mean? And what will the future hold?
With a large helping of Southern charm, Waiting for Sunrise is a touching story of family, young love, and the need for forgiveness. Eva Marie Everson expertly draws out the bittersweet moments of life, weaving them into a tale that will envelop your soul.
My Review: There are moments in our pasts that are difficult to understand, especially things that happened when we were children. Eva Marie Everson takes us on a journey of one woman, from youth through adulthood, and how she came to understand the sacrificial love of a mother's heart. Everson does a great job with her characters in this book. They are deep, widely different, and very conflicted. This story is full of pain, hardship and despair, but it is also full of hope. And the hope shines through.
My Recommendation: I recommend this book to readers of contemporary romance and fans of Eva Marie Everson.
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