Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the book:
In a quiet corner of northern Edwardian England, Margaret Lounsbury diligently works in her grandmother’s millinery shop, making hats and caring for her young sister. Several years earlier, a terrible event shattered their idyllic family life and their future prospects. Maggie is resilient and will do what she must to protect her sister Violet. Still, the loss of her parents weighs heavily on her heart as she begins to wonder if what happened that day on the lake…might not have been an accident.
Can Maggie let go of the resentment that keeps her from forgiving —and reconciling with God? Will the search for the truth about her parents’ death draw two friends closer or leave them both with broken hearts?
I throughly enjoyed this story set in a small historical town, with a little mystery twist to it. As are her other books, this one is well written and entraps your attention, making you unable or unwilling to set it aside until you are done. It is not that it is fast moving, but it has little twists and turns throughout that make your mind keep moving from character to character.
I loved how the trauma in the story is not minimized, yet, it is not graphic. You realize to what extent it harmed the main character without feeling traumatized ourselves as readers.
The love story does not take the forefront of this story, but is more in sweet undertones, as it would be in real life. You have to check this out.
You can purchase this book $8.31 paperback right now. “Shine Like the Dawn”
This book was provided for review by “Blogging for Books”. The opinions contained herein are my own.