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Review and Giveaway: When Dawn Breaks by Jennifer Slattery January 5, 2015

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 5:37 pm
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As the hurricane forces Jacqueline to evacuate, her need for purpose and restitution forces her to head north. North to where her estranged and embittered daughter lives. She needs reconciliation, but can she find it in time? Will her handsome new friend be someone she can lean on during the difficult days ahead or must she relinquish her chance at love again to find peace?
When Dawn Breaks is a contemporary romance novel filled with humor, romance, and intrigue, along with characters overcoming life’s obstacles and embracing hope. When Dawn Breaks provides readers a look at how middle-aged men and women dealing with real-life issues find hope and peace in God’s will for their lives. The characters will inspire readers to look for ways God can turn their greatest tragedies and failures into beautiful acts of love and grace. Be inspired to see how God longs to love and heal His children through other Christians. Written by a Hurricane Katrina survivor, this novel is an excellent choice for book clubs as well as women’s Bible study discussion groups to encourage evaluation of one’s gifts and desires in light of God’s calling.
My thoughts and giveaway:
Jennifer has written a book that will pull you into the story world and when you walk away you will have to remind yourself that these people aren’t real, the situation isn’t real.
After sitting down and starting this book I realized how the rest of the world (the real world) seemed to fall away while I was reading. I was so wrapped up in these characters lives, they seemed so real.
Jacqueline is a flawed character. She has obviously made many mistakes in her life and Jennifer reveals them slowly, she keeps you hanging on and wanting to find out her full story. I love that Jacqueline sees how God has redeemed her and knows that is her identity now but still struggles to fully accept that truth, especially when her daughter keeps throwing out hurtful reminders.
Then we have Jonathan, a great hero dealing with his own issues. I love how Jacqueline and him connect, very unexpected.
Gavin is a young boy trying to make in a world that hasn’t been very kind to him or his little sisters. My heart broke for him as he goes through the hardships he does.
But through it all there is hope and you know these characters will find a way. How they do it I won’t say, you’ll just have to read this book to see for yourself.
Visit Jennifer here.
Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble or
Leave a comment by January 15th for you chance to win a copy. (U.S. residents only)
A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

3 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: When Dawn Breaks by Jennifer Slattery”

  1. Caryl Kane Says:

    I enjoyed reading your review. I would love to read “When Dawn Breaks”.

  2. Maxie Lloyd-Hamilton Anderson Says:

    This sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to win it. Maxie
    > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  3. Patty Says:

    Thanks for the review, sounds like a good contemporary novel!

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