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Wake the Dawn

A Novel

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 17, 2013 – 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. Physician assistant Esther Hanson is the closest thing to a doctor in tiny Pineville, Minn., along the U.S.-Canada border. She s keeping her demons under control, but Ben James, town hero and border-control agent, recognizes the signs of PTSD. He s got his own sizable demons to keep at bay his wife s death, his drinking but when an infant is discovered near the border and a hurricane-force storm slashes through Pineville, the pair must work together to save lives. They slowly bond as both come to grips with their pasts to perhaps move together into the present. Snelling s description of events at the small clinic during the storm is not to be missed.

Customer Reviews

Wake the Dawn

What a fast paced book that will keep you wanting to read just one more chapter. The characters are deep with their own demons haunting them. Once again Lauraine shows how God's love flowing through others can break down barriers to let Gods love flow and heal. This is a different type of story for the author and I really liked it. Now to find her next book!

Annette Staatz. Plano, Texas.

Wake the Dawn
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Religious
  • Published: Aug 20, 2013
  • Publisher: FaithWords
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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