ABOUT THE BOOK
If you would like to read the first chapter of Rise and Shine, go HERE.
What a fun book! Sandra Bricker is such a creative fun writer and all of her books have been a surprise. I have not read the first book in this series but they are each set about a different fairy tale so they read separately.
This book is a modern day Sleeping Beauty as Shannon wakes up from a coma she has been in for ten years. Now when I read about this happening I really started to think about what that would actually be like! Can you imagine waking up ten years later and knowing nothing about the past ten years?!
Of course the story is predictable and I wish the "villain" was in more of the story but I think Sandra did a great job incorporating the story line into modern day terms.
I really loved the characters and the overall storyline.
I wish the ending was stronger but this was still a fun read. I rate five stars!
"I received this book from CFBA for free in exchange for an honest review".
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
The author says that it was her 8th novel that opened the door to finding her way as a writer. "I'm a Christian woman, first and foremost," she says. "So it was a bit of a dream-come-true when Summerside Press chose me as one of two authors to launch the Love Finds You line."
Sandie's real-life role as cancer survivor has parlayed into her steadfast commitment to raising awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research. Spearheading a series of devotionals for Summerside Press (such as the popular His Grace is Sufficient...Decaf is Not), the author has stipulated that a portion of each contributor's proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
"Being allowed to combine my faith and my humor with raising funds for my pet projects ... and still pursue my writing dream," says Bricker, "well, that's the best of all worlds, as far as I'm concerned!"
And one of the author's pet projects is animal rescue, evidenced by the special bond she has created with one particular formerly-abandoned puppy -- a red-haired collie with "killer brown eyes and the heart of the class clown."