Waiting for Sunrise: A Cedar Key Novel by Eva Marie Everson.
Patsy Milstrap wishes that she could escape the shadow of her past and leave it behind her. Even though she strives her best to put on a brave front for her family, the wounds still ache, and the scars on her soul are still deeply felt. So at her husband's insistence they take a vacation from South Carolina to Cedar Key, an island off Florida's gulf coast. A week in paradise he thinks will do them some good.
But she never dreams that she'll find a totally unexpected, familiar face at a seaside restaurant there, and now Patsy knows that she just can't run from her past any longer. What will happen when old wounds are freshly reopened? And what could the future hold?
Eva Marie Everson is an amazing writer. This novel did not disappoint one bit. At first I hoped that it would not end up more on the bland side as my interests have really been in suspense lately. But as I starting digging into it further it really began picking up and I just couldn't put it down. I really love that Eva continued with some of the characters in the first Cedar Key book. She took a different angle through going into Patsy's past instead of just the present, which brought a whole new fresh dimension to the story. And this novel is rich with bittersweet pain and hurt in Patsy's life and the lives of her family. The amount of suffering is unbearable and really tugs at the heartstrings. It makes the book that much better and more realistic. I highly recommend this. Though it is not the typical light beach read it will be sure to enthrall you.
Available June 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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