Hawaiian Sunrise

Hawaiian Sunrise A Journey Home Was Her Only HopeCaught in the clutches of yesterday s nightmares Maddy Morton finds herself in a position she vowed would never happen desperate and penniless Though her son Nicholas

A Journey Home Was Her Only HopeCaught in the clutches of yesterday s nightmares, Maddy Morton finds herself in a position she vowed would never happen desperate and penniless Though her son, Nicholas, is wearing resentment like a badge, Maddy flees with him to her childhood home, only to find her widowed father a sullen and broken man.Determined to piece together theA Journey Home Was Her Only HopeCaught in the clutches of yesterday s nightmares, Maddy Morton finds herself in a position she vowed would never happen desperate and penniless Though her son, Nicholas, is wearing resentment like a badge, Maddy flees with him to her childhood home, only to find her widowed father a sullen and broken man.Determined to piece together the shattered fragments of her life, Maddy struggles to support her son and care for the farm that has dwindled under the inattentive hand of her father With the support of an unforeseen ally, she strives to broaden their income even as her dreams are thwarted by the harsh realities of a beautiful but savage land Seemingly alone in the inevitable struggles ahead, reminders of her childhood faith usher in the promise that hope and love can blossom in the most unexpected places.

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Hawaiian Sunrise

  1. Award winning and bestselling author Lauraine Snelling has over 80 books published with sales of over 4.5 million Her original dream was to write horse books for children Today, she writes adult novels about real issues centered on forgiveness, loss, domestic violence and cancer in her inspirational contemporary women s fiction titles and historical series, including the favorite, Blessing books about Ingeborg Bjorklund and family Lauraine enjoys helping others reach their writing dreams by teaching at writer s conferences across the county She and her husband Wayne have two grown sons, and a daughter in Heaven They live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a Basset named Sir Winston ob de Mountains, Lapcat, and The Girls three golden hens.

342 Reply to “Hawaiian Sunrise”

  1. Update The low expectations carried over to this read through as well I have a higher standard this time around so the decent aspect, barely adequate actually, meant that the book failed to survive round two of the purge from my personal collection.I started this book with low expectations and that likely helped improve my opinion of the book.I used to love Lauraine Snelling s books, particularly her young adult series However, as I read of her adult novels I became increasingly disappointed in [...]


  2. What a hard life for Maddy but when she finds out her ex husband is killed in a prison breakout she can finally let down her guard Kam was the ever patient man who loves Maddy from the start and is there in the end to capture her love Nicholas is a typical teenager and it is fun reading about interaction between Maddy and him Children can be so hard to raise at times Loved the Hawaiian setting something different than I ve read before.


  3. The second book I ve read by this author, and although I enjoyed it, it is the second story where two people know one another for a fairly short amount of time and end up deciding to get married This is without ever having acknowledged their growing feelings for one another or even really have dated Yes, that is romantic, but highly improbable I like books that have a realistic plot Also, I chose this book because it is set in Hawaii, but there wasn t much about that setting, or the customs and [...]


  4. When Maddy Morton ran away to marry Gabe against her parents wishes as a strong willed teen, her father told her to never come back But now she has returned to the Big Island of Hawaii with her ten year old son Nicholas to try to make a new life for them Her abusive husband has been imprisoned on drug charges, but has threatened to harm them when he is released Her father Jesse reluctantly allows them stay, but offers no support.Since the death of Maddy s brother and mother, her father has let t [...]


  5. This book makes the fear of an abusing spouse seem real Maddy Morton looked around the empty apartment, leaving was hard Nicholas didn t want to leave her teeth ached from her reaction to the frustration Nicholas reaction mirrored hers He told her that he hated her He used forbidden words, trying to be tough She was hoping that pop would let her stay with him, where they d be safe She would do anything to save her son, even go back with her dad Rita came picked them up, Maddy assured her that he [...]


  6. As someone moving to Hawai i, and someone who has been there before, I was taken aback at how well the culture was in this book Throughout the book the Hawaiian words lanai haole and I m not sure it ever said aloha but mahalo was there and it was all spelled right and just 3 The abuse was dealt with sensitively The details are not graphic It s just referred to as her remembering having her arm broken or being beaten and then references to her husband being a drug dealer Most of the story is focu [...]


  7. Lauraine Snelling is one of my favorite authors I have read several of her books and hope to read many Until now all I have read by her were historical fiction,but Hawaiian Sunrise is contemporary Like much of Christian fiction one or of the main characters is dealing with serious doubts about God, ranging from anger at Him to wondering if He even exists This is caused by trials, usually traumatic ones,such as spousal abuse, or the loss of a child or other loved one In this story Maddy Morton [...]


  8. Another book that I read to Diana We can t do much any after her stroke, so I read to her to spend time together Diana has always loved to have someone to read to her and I like to do just that Diana enjoyed this story of an abused young woman, who with her ten year old son, fled from her situation to return home to live with a bitter father on his farm in Hawaii The story of this segment of her life was difficult, always an uphill struggle until Diana liked the book, she would encourage your re [...]


  9. PerseveranceThe Word of God tells us if we fight the good fight of faith that we can overcome fear It also tells us that if we persevere to the end that we will overcome I saw this through the lines of the written words on the pages if this penning I would have liked maybe a sequel to follow up on the days after the storms of life.


  10. I learned that parents care about you and that even if you dislike one of your relatives to try to be nice because even when you think you are going to dislike them for the rest of your life you won t because you love them too much.


  11. As I have many times before I have truly enjoyed reading another exceptional book by Lauraine Smelling.What a great author I think I have read every book she has written and some of them than once.




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