Wake the Dawn

A Novel
By Lauraine Snelling (Trade Paperback, 2013)
National bestselling author Lauraine Snelling brings a small mountain town to thrilling life when a natural disaster threatens to destroy lives.
U.S. Border Patrol agent Ben James' life is in tatters. A tragic accident stole the love of his life and he never finished grieving. Turning to the bottle for support, he lost sight of what was important. While making his last patrol run before a storm rolls in, Ben's canine partner Bo finds an abandoned baby hidden in the woods. As Ben rushes the child to the only clinic in the area, the storm strikes with unexpected fury.
Esther Hanson runs a second-rate clinic in the small community of Pineville, Minnesota, on the Canadian border. Though she has fought for years to get the equipment she needs, the town refuses to approve the funding. When the unprecedented storm ravishes the area, cutting them off from all outside help, Esther struggles to help her patients without giving in to overwhelming emotions. The event triggers a long-suppressed memory, and Esther must come face to face with the reality of her past and learn to forgive herself.
Brought together by the life of a child, Ben and Esther become each other's reason to change.
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    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780892969012

    • On Sale Date: 08/20/2013

    • Publisher: FaithWords

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National bestselling author Lauraine Snelling brings a small mountain town to thrilling life when a natural disaster threatens to destroy lives.
U.S. Border Patrol agent Ben James' life is in tatters. A tragic accident stole the love of his life and he never finished grieving. Turning to the bottle for support, he lost sight of what was important. While making his last patrol run before a storm rolls in, Ben's canine partner Bo finds an abandoned baby hidden in the woods. As Ben rushes the child to the only clinic in the area, the storm strikes with unexpected fury.
Esther Hanson runs a second-rate clinic in the small community of Pineville, Minnesota, on the Canadian border. Though she has fought for years to get the equipment she needs, the town refuses to approve the funding. When the unprecedented storm ravishes the area, cutting them off from all outside help, Esther struggles to help her patients without giving in to overwhelming emotions. The event triggers a long-suppressed memory, and Esther must come face to face with the reality of her past and learn to forgive herself.
Brought together by the life of a child, Ben and Esther become each other's reason to change.

Lauraine Snelling has been writing since 1980, with over 65 books published, both fiction and non-fiction, historical and contemporary, for adults and young readers. Her books consistently appear on CBA bestseller lists, and have been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and German. A hallmark of her style is writing about real issues within a compelling story. Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a watchdog Bassett named Chewy. Visit her Web site at www.laurainesnelling.com.
  • "Snelling (One Perfect Day) continues to draw fans with her stellar storytelling skills. This time she offers a look at smalltown medical care in a tale that blends healing, love, and a town's recovery. . .Snelling's description of events at the small clinic during the storm is not to be missed."
    ( Publisher's Weekly ).

  • "Snelling's fast-paced novel has characters who seek help in the wrong places. It takes a raging storm for them to see that the help they needed was right in front of them the whole time. This is a strong, believable story." ( RT Book Reviews, **** ).

  • "Lauraine Snelling's newest novel will keep you turning pages and not wanting to put the book down.. . .Wake The Dawn is a guaranteed good read for any fiction lover." ( Cristel Phelps, reviewer, Retailers and Resources Magazine


    ).

  • "Snelling writes about the foibles of human nature with keen insight and sweet honesty." ( National Church Library Association ).

  • "Snelling can certainly charm." ( Publishers Weekly on On Hummingbird Wings ).

  • "Snelling's captivating tale will immediately draw readers in. The grief process is accurately portrayed, and readers will be enthralled by the raw emotion of Jenna's and Nora's accounts." (RT Book Reviews, on One Perfect Day).

  • "Inspired by events in Snelling's own life, Reunion is a beautiful story about characters discovering themselves as the foundation of their family comes apart at the seams. Readers may recognize themselves or someone they know within the pages of this book, which belongs on everyone's keeper shelf." ( RT Book Reviews on Reunion ).

  • "[A] spiritually challenging and emotionally taut story. Fans of Christian women's fiction will enjoy this winning novel." ( Publishers Weekly on One Perfect Day ).

  • "Ms. Snelling has created a memorable cast with good imagery of the era." (Romantic Times, on A Dream to Follow).

  • "Lauraine Snelling creates a memorable character with courage, determination and honor." (Romantic Times, on Ruby).

  • ". . . Leaves you feeling uplifted and is a treasure readers should mine from the choices available." (Bookloons.com, on Ruby ).

  • "Ruby's characters are heart wrenching and fantastically portrayed." (TheRomanceReadersConnection.com, on Ruby).

  • "These novels' explicit concern for questions of faith is actually more historically accurate than their secular counterparts . . . Perhaps Daughters of Twin Oaks and Sisters of the Confederacy will inspire more able novelists to pay attention to faith." (Belief.net, on Sisters of the Confederacy).

  • "Yet this story about the rigors of frontier life and how people of faith meet those challenges by forming communities to help one another is an enjoyable read.  Snelling writes about the foibles of human nature with keen insight and sweet honesty. I definitely recommend this book." (National Church Library Association, on Pearl).

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Wake the Dawn
  • Publisher: FaithWords
  • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN
  • Pages: 368
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780892969012
  • On Sale Date: 08/20/2013
Wake the Dawn