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Review and Giveaway: Follow the Dawn by Rachelle Rea Cobb February 11, 2020

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 7:05 pm


Hello and welcome to the Follow the Dawn blog tour! I’m posting today about Rachelle Rea Cobb’s Follow the Dawn, an inspirational historical YA romance set during the 16th century!

Rachelle is also the author of The Steadfast Love Series, Letters Home, and Write Well, a guide for writers! I’m joining in this blog tour to tell you a little more about Follow the Dawn and spread the news about the rocking giveaway Rachelle is hosting—make sure you enter using the Rafflecopter form to win a signed copy of her book!


Anna Emory grew up the invisible, shy younger sister, and she prefers it that way. But when her father attempts to arrange an unsavory marriage, Anna learns that courage is sometimes found in adversity. Then she meets a boy and his father struggling in their relationship, and they tip her quiet world upside down.

Captain Mathieu Tudder has run from responsibility, entrusting his young son’s care to another and devoting his Sea Beggar ship to the Dutch Revolution. After that cause fails, Tudder returns to England for the son he left behind. But his son seems to have given his heart to a unknown and quiet lady—a woman who reminds him of all he’s ever loved and lost.

Will these two hearts—the battle-scarred and the broken—ever find true freedom?


Enter using the Rafflecopter form below to win a signed copy of Follow the Dawn.

International friends, this giveaway is open to continental U.S. addresses only (sorry!). But do still enter, because an international winner will receive a digital copy of the book.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Rachelle Rea Cobb has history with words. She penned her first short story in middle school, her first novel right out of high school, and signed a three-book publishing contract right after college. Her Steadfast Love series (from WhiteFire Publishing) and 2020 release, Follow the Dawn (Illuminate Publishing) are set during the Dutch Revolution. She is also the author of Write Well, a short writing guide designed to teach the structure of good writing. Rachelle is a freelance editor, an author of six books, and voracious reader. If you’re looking for her, check the bookstore. In 2016, she married a man with the same name as her fictional hero and they live happily ever after in a fixer-upper by the sea. She’s a fan of chai and lemonade (though definitely not together)!

Instagram: @RachelleReaCobb
Amazon Author Page:
My thoughts:

Rachelle is a very talented author. I love her voice and writing style, it easily pulls me into the story and keeps me there.

The fun part of this story was meeting characters from her previous series and seeing how they are doing and where they are.

I could relate to Anna every well. Her being tongue-tied and better able to speak to children is something I deal with. When I am teaching I am much different then when I am one on one with someone, or even in a small group.

The slow build and tense romance between Tudder and Anna was wonderfully done and held my attention.

As I read I kept thinking something is going to have happen with Anna’s father, he is going to come and try to take her back. If that happened or not will be for you to find out when you read this book 🙂

Visit Rachelle here.

Grab your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me by the author. All opinions are my own. 

Praise for Follow the Dawn

“Follow the Dawn brings the Reformation to life in this heart-warming tale of redemption and second chances. A broken heroine and widower hero cultivate a sweet romance, echoing the love of their Heavenly Father as He redeems their pasts and restores their futures. Fans of Rachelle Rea Cobb’s Steadfast Love series will devour this endearing story.” — Kaitlin Covel, Author of Atoning for Ashes

“Follow the Dawn rides the waves of a tumultuous period of history amidst the churning brokenness of two people held captive by past failures. A beautiful story of redemptive and affirming love.” — Anne Mateer, author of Wings of a Dream

“Rich and poignant, Follow the Dawn captures the bravery of true love and the beauty of second chances. A masterful tale with characters as deep as the seas they sail, this book is not to be missed. For any who needs a reminder that the past does not chain the future, read this book.” — C. F. E. Black, Author of Mind of Mine

“Through elegant prose and relatable characters, Cobb seamlessly weaves events from the 16th century into a timeless story of love, loss and second chances.” — Tara K. Ross, Author of Fade to White & Cohost of The Hope Prose Podcast

“Through a finesse of description and with a cast of sometimes flawed but loveable characters, Cobb brings us a story of love amidst heartbreak and tragedy. Placed in an unusual but refreshing time period and setting, Follow the Dawn explores the true meaning of family, friendship, loss, and restoration. It’s refreshing to see a romance that knows its stakes, but still leaves readers feeling satisfied from beginning to end.” — Hope Bolinger, author of the Blaze trilogy


One Response to “Review and Giveaway: Follow the Dawn by Rachelle Rea Cobb”

  1. Kim Hansen Says:

    No I have not yet.

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