After being thoroughly disappointed with the first book in this series I was very wary about reading this one, but the premise was too intriguing not to try. Thankfully this book was much more enjoyable than the last one!
It was so fun to watch Shannon discover all the new things that had come in the last ten years. Since they came gradually for us I never really thought about how shocking some of the things would be! I also really loved the references to things I enjoy like Hart to Hart and Castle!
Daniel was a pretty great hero and I thought his care of Shannon was pretty sweet. The other characters were okay, though Shannon's aunt's exclamations of “Yippee” anytime Shannon remembered something was a bit obnoxious.
All in all it was a fun one-time read but it wasn't amazing.
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."
ABOUT THE BOOK
If you would like to read the first chapter of Rise and Shine, go HERE.