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About 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 parents weighs heavily on her heart as she begins to wonder 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?

Praise

“Shine Like the Dawn is a shining gem of a story. Turansky creates characters that are vibrant along with a sweet romance that elicits a satisfying sigh. Intrigue, secrets, and dangerous conflicts make the plot riveting until the very end.”
—Jody Hedlund, author of Luther and Katharina, ECPA Book of the Year

“Reading a Carrie Turansky novel is the next best thing to taking a trip to England, with the added luxury of stepping back in time. Shine Like the Dawn is an Edwardian gem, layering rich spiritual truths with love, loss, secrets, and forgiveness, always showcasing God’s abundant restoration. This hope-infused story is as lovely as the cover!”
—Laura Frantz, author of A Moonbow Night

“From the first compelling page to the last heart-lifting moment, Shine Like the Dawn drew me in, made me smile then cry—all while keeping me on the edge of my seat. Turansky’s latest English historical romance, rich in mystery and intrigue, brings to life warm and memorable characters nestled between a charming Edwardian village and its local grand estate. Uplifting and highly recommended.”
—Cathy Gohlke, Christy–award winning author of Secrets She Kept and Saving Amelie

“With her trademark heart and attention to historical detail, Carrie Turansky paints a picture of loss, inner torment, and—ultimately—healing. Set against a backdrop of Edwardian England, Shine Like the Dawn is aptly named because it shows the illumination that floods the soul when forgiveness replaces bitterness and a hurting heart finds its way back to the Maker of Light. A moving, life-impacting, engrossing story.”
—Kim Vogel Sawyer, best-selling author of Guide Me Home

“Enter a world of innovations, mysterious manor houses, sweet romances, and whispers of suspense, all wrapped within a novel that gives off Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South vibes. In typical sweeping style, Carrie Turansky takes us on a journey to another time and place with added intrigue to keep us wondering to the very end—a story worth adding to your reading list.”
—Pepper D. Basham, award-winning author of the Penned in Time series and A Twist of Faith

“In this charming novel—filled with mystery, surprise, romance, and courage—Carrie Turansky skillfully transports us to Edwardian England. Readers will root for our heroine as she faces the shocking loss which dominates her life and reaches toward a future filled with faith, hope, and perhaps…love. Captivating.”
—Sandra Byrd, author of A Lady in Disguise

“With a vivid setting in beautiful but tumultuous Edwardian England, Carrie Turansky masterfully tells a tale of family, love, trust, and betrayal. A charming story for every lover of historical romance!”
—Roseanna M. White, best-selling author of the Ladies of the Manor series

“Lovers of English drama set during any era will certainly enjoy Carrie Turansky’s latest novel! With a mix of themes from both Downton Abbey and North and South, Shine Like the Dawn will intrigue and enthrall readers until the very last page!”
—Dawn Crandall, award-winning author of The Hesitant Heiress and The Cautious Maiden

About Carrie Turansky

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 was 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.

Product Details

352 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Feb 21, 2017

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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About Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky

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?

Press Release

Award-winning Author Returns with Compelling Regency Era Novel
 
Award-winning author Carrie Turansky’s newest standalone Edwardian England is a compelling  romance and mystery about overcoming the past to find a future. In Shine Like the Dawn (Multnomah, February 21, 2017) Turansky delivers an elegantly written and intricately plotted romance.
 
How could her grandmother let the past go? If God heard everyone’s prayers, then surely He’d heard her cries for mercy. Why didn’t he answer? How could she trust a God who allowed such painful things to happen to her and those she loved?
 
The death of Margaret Lounsbury’s parents sent her life spiraling out of her control. In a quiet corner of Edwardian England, Maggie now spends her days working in a millinery shop and caring for her sister and grandmother while struggling over the events of the past.
 
It had been four years since he’d left Morningside. He’d been determined to distance himself from his family and his painful past, and that was what he’d done. But today he would travel that same road in the opposite direction.
 
Was there still time…or was it too late? Could he restore his relationship with his father, or would his father’s unexpected illness steal away that opportunity?
 
When Nathanial Harcourt, Maggie’s childhood friend and son of wealthy inventor William Harcourt returns from his time in the Royal Navy to assume control over his father’s vast estate, he also discovers an outstanding debt to the Lounsbury family. Spurred on by his recently found faith, Nate is determined to set right many of his father’s mistakes – starting with Maggie.
 
But after years of separation and missed connections, Maggie struggles to let go of the resentment she feels towards Nate and towards God. Further still, she begins to suspect her parent’s death may not have been the accident she assumed. With familial opposition, old obligations, and a shocking family secret, can these two find the answers and the hope they seek?

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By Stacie Tyson

When I first started reviewing books, I stuck with genres that I was comfortable with. (i.e. Historical Fiction. Also, Historical Fiction.) But when I first discovered A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky, I couldn't help but give it a try. Granted, it was an Historical Fiction, but a completely different era than I am used to gravitating towards. (We history nerds do have our favorite little corners of history, after all.) And to my...

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By Abby Jacobs

Shawn Like the Dawn was a book that I greatly enjoyed, largely due to the plot and the two main characters, Nathaniel and Maggie (although I liked Nathaniel better). A large part of the plot focuses on the "accidental" death of Maggie's parents and older sister; it doesn't take long for Maggie to come to the conclusion that their deaths were not accidental at all. This leads Maggie, and eventually Nathaniel, on a search for the truth. In the...

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By English Lady

Shine Like the Dawn was probably by second favourite Carrie Turansky Novel (I think I enjoyed A Refuge at Highland Hall a little more). Providing a slow, placed and gentle read evocative of the time period- the opening decade of the 20th century, with hints of mystery and Romance. It reminded of some of the classics, but also in some ways of the famous Northumberland author Catherine Cookson's stories, but with less emotional...

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By Faye Oygard

After losing her mother, father, and older sister in a tragic accident, Maggie Lounsbury is determined to survive. Maggie works in her grandmother's shop, making hats and caring for her younger sister, Violet. Before the accident she and her family were very close with Nathaniel Harcourt, who spent more time with their family that with his own. But after the tragedy he disappeared from their life. When Violet get's hit by a car, Nathaniel is...

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By Carol Holden

Shine like the dawn is a powerful story of faith, trust repentance and forgiveness.  This story takes place at the turn of the twentieth century where you have Maggie and Nathaniel who were good friends but went separate ways or shall I say she left and he looked for her and could not find her.  Years later, as the hand of PROVIDENCE would have it, they both end up back in town (isn't GOD so very good?).  He is so very happy to see her but...

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