Friday, March 06, 2009

Book Review: Every Sunrise

Sometimes what makes a good book is the sweetness of its characters and the real issues they face. This is true of Tricia Goyer’s new book Every Sunrise, part of the Heather Creek series from Guideposts.

Every Sunrise follows the lives of the Stevenson family. Charlotte is a wife, mother, and grandmother, who finds herself caring for her three grandchildren after their mother, Denise dies. It’s a real change of pace for Sam, Emily and Christopher as they begin new lives on the family farm in Nebraska, far away from the only home they’ve ever known in California. Time has passed and it seems that everyone is settling-in but Charlotte notes Sam’s quiet withdrawal from the family.

What I loved about the main character, Charlotte, is her need to fix things. She’s always putting everyone else ahead of herself, she cooks, she prays, she tries to set the past right, while still holding on to a brighter future. Her secret heartache nibbles at her mind, but she pushes forward, trying to provide the best home she and her husband, Bob, can for three hurting children. But when Sam disappears, Charlotte must confront the ghosts of her past, in order to begin anew with the sunrise.

About Tricia Goyer. Tricia is the author of eighteen fiction and non-fiction books, including Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. Tricia writes magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia also enjoys speaking. She and her family make their home in Montana.

About the Contest: Okay…this book is loaded with yummy food: strawberry cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, baked chicken with cornbread, chocolate cake, pancakes with homemade syrup, French onion soup, parmesan crusted chicken…well you get the idea! So the contest for this tour will be the EVERY FOODIE contest! Leave a comment on the blog tour post ( at Tricia’s site with your favorite meal and a recipe (feel free to post more than one recipe!)! She’ll choose the one that most tantalizes her taste buds to receive an entire set of the Home to Heather Creek series (books 1-7)! Five runner’s up will win a copy of Every Sunrise (or another Tricia Goyer book of their choice). Let the mouth-watering commence!

WAIT THERE'S MORE! You can win a copy of Every Sunrise from me as well! Just leave me a comment and I’ll draw one winner on Sunday, March 7.

Visit Tricia Goyer here.

Buy the book Here.


MJ said...

I'd love to read this.

Annie said...

Ok, MJ... I don't think this has ever happened to me before. Only ONE comment! Ha ha ha! Shame on me for not doing more blog hoping! Regardless, the book goes to MJ who took the time to comment.


TexasRed said...

Sounds like a great book! Sorry I didn't comment in time to win.