Thursday, March 12, 2009

Book Review: "Every Sunrise" by Tricia Goyer

The bleak winter days make February on Heather Creek Farm a test of endurance, and as winter wears on, Sam becomes more and more withdrawn and unhappy. Bob is busy planning a surprise for Charlotte, and Christopher is excited about a local writing competition, while a Valentine’s Day flower from a secret source lifts Emily’s spirits. But when Sam disappears from the farm one night, chasing a memory of the father who abandoned them all, Charlotte and Bob need all the help—and prayer—they can get to bring him home safely. This broken family needs God’s help like never before, but their trials remind them all that every sunrise brings a new beginning.

This series is comfort reading at its best. Seriously, I wish I had a grandmother like Charlotte and a farm to live at. Oh I know there would be chores to be done so it wouldn't be an easy life, but I think the benefits would totally outweigh those. Reading this book is very comforting and makes me feel like I'm part of the family and am an insider into their lives. Sean's search for his father was very moving and I was glad with the ending and look forward to hearing more about it in future books. You know it's good writing when you are rooting for both the cautious grandparents who want to protect their grandchildren from the outside world AND the rebellious grand kids and hoping they get their way at the same time. I could side with both Charlotte and Sean throughout this book. I could see where each one was getting at and I agreed and disagreed with both their actions. It's very rare for me to do this, I normally only can relate to one character especially when it involves an older authority vs. younger generation. Half the time I'm either getting angry with the adults for being too strict or getting annoyed with the teens for being too bratty. However Tricia's writing made me see both sides of the story and helped me to feel for both characters. Oh and there is a LOT of food mentioned in this story. Almost as much as a Mitford book! Do not read this book while you are eating, because you're going to eat almost everything in sight while reading! But the food mentioned is delicious sounding and I only wish I had a grandmother that cooked like that for me! I really love this series, it's probably THE best series that Guideposts has put out. If you haven't gotten a chance to read any of them, they are a MUST read. Tricia's additions to the series have simply been wonderful and I really like how her contemporary books have turned out. Even if you haven't read any of the other books in the series, you will enjoy this book and definitely want more! I can't wait til the next one!!!

Every Sunrise
by Tricia Goyer is published by Guideposts (2009)

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Tricia Goyer 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 makes their home in Montana.

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!

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1 comment:

  1. Deborah!

    Wow! Thanks so much for your kind words -- I'll pass them on to Guideposts!

    Oh, and look for book 13 this fall, Sunflower Serenade!


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