Shine Like the Dawn

Shine Like the Dawn

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 shattered their idyllic family life and their future prospects. Maggie is resilient and will do what she must to protect her sister Violet. Still, the loss of her paren In a quiet corner of northern Edwardian England, Margaret Lounsbury diligently works in her grandmother's millinery shop,...

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Title:Shine Like the Dawn
Author:Carrie Turansky
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Shine Like Dawn
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Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Shine Like the Dawn Reviews

  • Loraine
    Oct 21, 2017
    Shine like the Dawn is a beautiful tale of hope, secrets, forgiveness, truth, and love. Maggie lost part of her family in a boating accident that left only she and her youngest sister alive. She always felt that something was strange about the accident. She is still angry about what ha...
  • Carole Jarvis
    Mar 06, 2017
    Reviewed at The Power of Words: http://bit.ly/2lJqtnL British drama has always been a favorite of mine and Carrie Turansky does this genre well. Of all that I?ve read by her, Shine Like the Dawn seemed to especially resonate with me and just might be my favorite so far. Northum...
  • Beth
    Oct 08, 2017
    Quickie review! What a sweet story and one that was the perfect way to while away a weekend of rest. I loved the descriptions of the setting - I could easily imagine some of the scenery and views as the characters experienced them. Protagonist Maggie's personality had me smiling bec...
  • writer...
    Jul 06, 2017
    Strong opening captured me from the beginning, then built characters, an intriguing plot and lovely romances providing pleasure in the telling. Narrator, Anne Flosnick created individuals in her voices that added much to the enjoyment. ...
  • Diane Estrella
    Mar 06, 2017
    Spoiler included... Shine Like the Dawn was a mixed book for me. I loved the beginning, but then slowly started losing interest until the very end, where I completely lost interest and found it rather boring. There simply wasn't a really good "wow" factor, ie I wasn't surprised with...
  • Carrie Turansky
    Feb 16, 2017
    I'm excited to share this new English historical novel with you! I loved learning about Northumberland, England, in the northeast corner near Scotland which is the setting of this novel. It was a fun challenge for me to learn how to include a mystery along with the family drama, romanc...
  • Dawn
    Nov 17, 2016
    I had the honor of reading this novel before it was released in order to possibly endorse it... And it was quite worth the read! Here's the endorsement you'll find in the book once it's published! "Lovers of English drama set during any era will certainly enjoy Carrie Turansky's la...
  • Shantelle
    Mar 30, 2017
    Shine Like the Dawn was such a lovely story, set in the Edwardian era, with a little romance and just a dash of mystery and suspense. The faith themes were utterly beautiful - challenging and uplifting, with depth and sincerity. I love novels where the characters are on a journey close...
  • Kav
    Mar 30, 2017
    An interesting mix of Downton Abbey and North & South with a bit of Larkrise to Candleford thrown in. :-) Love how all the classic elements blend together to make a riveting read. Turansky has created an emotional period drama that carried me away to another time and place and now ...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Mar 14, 2017
    This is my favorite Carrie Turansky book yet! (And I?ve enjoyed all her novels) In Shine Like the Dawn, Turansky has quite simply outdone herself with the characters, the setting, and the theme. I love Maggie as a heroine, in part because of her spirit and personality and in part ...
  • Kristine Morgan
    Feb 17, 2017
    Shine Like the Dawn is a fast moving historical novel that grabs you from the first page and demands to be read. master of Edwardian fiction, Carrie Turansky, has created a mixture of romance and suspense wrapped up in the rediscovery of the main character's faith. I love the strong ch...
  • Becky
    Mar 23, 2017
    Maggie and her family are on an outing to celebrate her older sister's birthday when the boat sprang a leak. When it became apparent that they were not going to be able to get back to shore, Maggie's father told her to swim to shore with her baby sister, Violet, who was only two years ...
  • Virginia Winfield
    Jan 29, 2017
    I believe that this will be one of my favorite books of this year. I loved it. I loved Maggie and Nate. This made me laugh and cry. There was a wonderful mix of romance and suspense. I think this has been my favorite book by Carrie Turansky. There were a few twists and turns and both c...
  • Melissa Henderson
    Dec 30, 2016
    A devastating tragedy occurs on a family trip and Maggie's life is forever changed. She misses her family members, but, she must go on with her life and protect her sister Violet. There is controversy as to what happened that fateful day. Who is to blame? Judgement and distrust cause f...
  • Staci
    Oct 07, 2017
    Sweet Regency with a bit of mystery. ...
  • Hannah
    Oct 29, 2017
    A good, solid, enjoyable historical fiction! I definitely enjoyed Maggie and Nate's story and had trouble putting it down. The Edwardian setting particularly sparkles. I didn't like Maggie's sneaking around to try to gather her evidence. I get that she's feeling some unforgiveness t...
  • Brittany
    Feb 14, 2017
    What a beautiful story full of heartache, new beginnings, questioning God, learning to trust again, and patience. Shine Like the Dawn captured my attention immediately with its intense prologue, which set the stage for the many issues that Maggie and Nate had to overcome throughout the...
  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Feb 18, 2017
    About this 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 ...
  • Virginia
    Feb 20, 2017
    Well,well,well I haven?t enjoyed a book so much for a very long time. This was a heart wrenching and moving story to read. It was a bundle of life,romance,and adventure rolled up into one. To me the writing itself flowed and had a wonderful way of capturing my undivided attention....
  • Rachael
    Dec 22, 2016
    I truly enjoyed this story more than any other I've read by Turansky. Something about the opening chapter drew me in, and I didn't want to put it down. Maggie and Violet are such wonderful characters and well developed. This was a beautifully written historical with Maggie's story b...
  • Emily
    Jul 10, 2017
    Ever since Maggie's parents and sister died in a horrible boating accident, Maggie's life has been hard. She and her baby sister lost their home and had to move in with their grandma. And Maggie's best friend, Nate, seemingly deserted her in her time of need. Now, years later, he's bac...
  • Rachel
    Feb 22, 2017
    I enjoyed this book set in the early days of the Edwardian era. The tragedy in the prologue grabs your attention right away and sets the stage for a wonderful story about childhood friends whose lives were irrevocably changed by this event. When it appears that God and Nate have abando...
  • Amy
    Feb 27, 2017
    Another beautifully researched and written historical fiction from Carrie Turansky. I really loved her Highland Hall series, and was excited for this new story. 'Shine Like the Dawn' lived up to my expectations and more! Set during the turn of 20th Century, it touches on the time wh...
  • E.F.B.
    Sep 16, 2018
    This book was the first one I've read by Carrie Turansky. I'd heard many good things from trusted sources about her books, so I was hopeful that I would like it, and I did. It had a combination of several things I like: historical fiction (with some themes that reminded me of North and...
  • Beth Erin
    Feb 23, 2017
    Full review on Faithfully Bookish http://wp.me/p7ngfE-Bn + giveaways through March 6, 2017 Anglophiles and especially fans of Downton Abbey are sure to enjoy Shine Like the Dawn but this novel?s appeal isn?t restricted to its delightful and charming setting. The storyline is an ...
  • Lori
    Feb 26, 2017
    One of Carrie's most finest novels written yet and my most favorite so far. Not being sure I'd like Recency novels Carrie has laid that to rest as well as Roseanna White. I now will read anything by these two wonderful writers. I felt immediately drawn into this book from page 1 a...
  • Alyssa
    Dec 30, 2016
    So, I'm about halfway through this book, and need to tell you how amazing it is! I have been missing Downton Abbey, and this author does such a great job of filling the void! The mystery is great, I adore this set of characters, and I love how the author is able to combine the upstairs...
  • Kellyn Roth
    Aug 31, 2017
    I admit I was a little disappointed, but not very. It was a great story. I think my enjoyment was a wee bit lessened by it being an audiobook, though. I might read it again when I can get it on Kindle or paperback and like it even better. :) ...
  • Lexi
    Feb 12, 2017
    Amazing. Carrie Turanksy is amazing. If I could give this book 32 stars, I would. It was THAT GOOD. Ms. Turansky has a track record of great regency era novels (her Highland Hall books), and Shine Like the Dawn did not defy my high expectations. Maggie is an orphan who lost both of h...
  • Claire-Anne Cline
    Dec 31, 2016
    In "Shine Like the Dawn," Turansky brilliantly transports readers to a picturesque village in early 1900's Edwardian England. From the start, readers are immediately pulled into the plight of Maggie Lounsbury as they witness--through her eyes--a horrific tragedy that will forever chang...