As you may have noticed, there’s been some change here and there on the blog since I’ve been working in publishing, the main one being that I don’t post as much. I’ve also been thinking of how to still support my authors in a different way, than say a book review. Thus book spotlights were born! It’s a way to still give a shout out to authors (I read many of them consistently before joining the team) and share some fun extras about the book. I get to read all the books I work on before they hit the shelves (it’s such a tough part of my job – haha!) and it’s one of my favorite things to hear from readers!
First up? Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky! Her latest carries the Downton Abbey/Anglophile vibe, but unlike her last series, this includes a bit of a mystery! It’s a sweet story of friendship, some romance and if you enjoyed her previous stories, you’ll definitely enjoy her latest!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Separated by an inconceivable tragedy, can faith and love reunite childhood friends and light the way to a bright future?
In a quiet corner of northern Edwardian England, Margaret Lounsbury diligently works in her grandmother’s millinery shop, making hats and caring for her young sister. Several years earlier, a terrible event reshaped their family, shattering an idyllic life and their future prospects. Maggie is resilient and will do what she must to protect her sister Violet. Still, the loss of her parents weighs heavily on her heart because she wonders if what happened that day on the lake…might not have been an accident.
When wealthy inventor and industrialist William Harcourt dies, his son and Maggie’s estranged childhood friend, Nathaniel returns from his time in the Royal Navy and inherits his father’s vast estate, Morningside Manor. He also assumes partial control of his father’s engineering company and the duty of repaying an old debt to the Lounsbury family. But years of separation between Nate and Maggie have taken a toll and Maggie struggles to trust her old friend.
Can Maggie let go of the resentment that keeps her from forgiving Nate—and reconciling with God? Will the search for the truth about her parents’ death draw the two friends closer or leave them both with broken hearts?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carrie Turansky is an award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and novellas. She has been the winner of the ACFW Carol Award, the Crystal Globe Award, and the International Digital Award, and a finalist for the Inspirational Readers Choice Award and the Maggie Award of Excellence. A prolific writer of contemporary and historical romance, women’s fiction, short stories, articles, and devotionals, Carrie lives in central New Jersey with her husband Scott. They have five adult children and four grandchildren.
Also, this week Carrie is hosting short FB Live videos to celebrate launch every day at 3:00 p.m. EST. There’s fun behind the scenes, fun giveaways and more! Even if you can’t make it at 3:00, you can enter all day. Click on the photo to join the fun!