mary's book basket ~ "waiting for sunrise" by eva marie everson

 Patsy Milstrap wants nothing to do with the past. She has moved on...or so she thinks. Author Eva Marie Everson presents a moving tale of faith, family and forgiveness in her latest Cedar Key Novel "Waiting for Sunrise".

Even though the book deals with some very weighty issues such as mental illness, abandonment and post-traumatic stress disorder the writing keeps things moving for the reader. Told in a series of flashbacks, Patsy Milstrap is forced to face the past she has been running from. This was one I could not put down. I had to know what was going to happen. I was not disappointed.

Ms. Everson has a gift for writing flawed characters who at first appear to have it all together and slowly unravel over the course of the book. They always land on their feet, lessons learned and ready to move forward but the process is fascinating. She doesn't shy away from the difficult or controversial topics for sure. It makes the book a richer reading experience.

This would be a fabulous beach read. Available June 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.