By Tricia Goyer
Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
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withdrawn and unhappy.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
About the Home to Heather Creek series: Charlotte Stevenson’s world is
turned upside down when her daughter, Denise, dies in a tragic car accident.
She ran away at eighteen and Charlotte has never forgiven herself. Now,
Denise’s children, abandoned by their father, are coming from California to
live on Heather Creek Farm in Bedford, Nebraska.<p>
Charlotte is uncertain about her ability to care for three grandchildren who
are not thrilled to give up the beach and sunshine for snow and farm chores!
But she sees a chance to make amends and will do whatever it takes to keep
her fragile family together. Feel the courage, strength and commitment of
this family as their lives unfold in the Home to Heather Creek series.
Link to buy book:
http://www.guideposts.org/heathercreek/linked_pages/book7.html The books
come in a series and you can order those at the link. However, if you just
want to order Every Sunrise you must call the customer service number
About Tricia: 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
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
(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!
I had read others in this series and was really surprised as I did not know the story went on. With this series you really get a whole bunch of different aspects to the story as you have different authors weighing in what they are thinking about the characters.
Charlotte is a grandma taking care of teenagers again after her children are grown up and moved on, except for one who is still around the house. She is dealing with peer pressure at school, strange eating habits, making sure she is doing the right thing, is her husband doing the right thing and all the things we face as moms or as a grandma would raising teens again. I loved it how it was real life, like Tricia’s books usually are. Bob, is struggling to show emotion and plan a big surprise for Valentine’s day and Emily comes out of her shell some in this book, I felt like. Sam, is dealing with his mother’s death and wanting to find his father, yet not communicating with others, which always leads to disaster.
<p> I was so encouraged after reading this book. It felt like it was written by someone who knows (which Tricia does with three teens of her own) how it is, she lays it out, raw and painful at times, how it is, yet through it all you see God’s wonderful grace that helps Charlotte and Bob and the children get through it.
<p> Even if you do not read the rest of the series, check out this one! It is a hardcover book, which I like! It is a book worth reading! Plus….it will probably make you hungry too!
<p> If you would like to win a copy head over there for Tricia’s contest for the book and leave a recipe.
But also, I thought that although I do not want to give up my copy of this book…….if you leave a comment here, letting me know that you put a recipe in over at Tricia’s website with your email address to contact you by. (Put it in like this martha(at)hotmail(dot)com so spammers do not get it) I will enter you to win a copy of her book A Shadow of Treason by Tricia Goyer. I have an extra copy to give away!! So enter away!! Oh, let me know what recipe it was and I will pick by which one I think sounded good too!!!