Title: EVERY SUNRISE
Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Guideposts Books
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction
Charlotte thought that life on the farm was settling down. Her grandchildren seemed to be well-adjusted, and life had changed to a comfortable pattern. But lately, her oldest grandson seemed to be more moody than ever. Even his friends are having trouble shaking him out of his unhappiness.
When Valentine rolls around, Charlotte secretly buys a flower for her granddaughter because she doesn’t want her to be depressed about not having a gift on that day. And the youngest grandson anxiously waits to discover whether he’s won the science fair competition or not.
When Sam disappears, Charlotte and Bob are both faced with memories of when their daughter, Sam’s mother, ran away. Will they be able to change the pattern this time? Or is it doomed to be a repeat of history?
EVERY SUNRISE is book seven in the Home to Heather Creek series published by Guideposts. One doesn’t need to have read all seven books in the series to understand what happens in this book, though it is a continuation of the story. Each of the books are written by a different author, and they all show a different season—both of the year, and in the lives of the characters.
I had the privilege of reading the first two books in the series, and then the seventh, and I had no trouble keeping up at all. I thoroughly enjoyed reading EVERY SUNRISE, and am looking forward to reading the books I missed in the series, as well as book eight, coming soon.
About Every Sunrise: 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winter days make February on Heather Creek Farm a test of endurance, and as winter wears on, Sam becomes more and more withdrawn and unhappy.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.
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.
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 (1-800-431-2344).
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 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 (http://triciagoyer.blogspot.com/2009/02/every-sunrise-blog-tour-and-contest.html) 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!