Y’all. I’m actually back. 😲
I know–it’s been way too long, and there have been so many things happening that are blog-worthy. I’ve just been so busy doing those things that I haven’t had enough time to tell you about them. Anyways, I should have some exciting posts out soon about things like graduation (!!!) and senior pictures and grad trips and crazy, mind-blowing answers to prayer like friends getting saved (!!!!!!!!!) and also some fun book reviews and maybe clothing reviews thrown in there. SO. Yeah, stay tuned 😁
Also, many thanks to the awesome peeps at Waterbrook Multnomah for sending me this book free of charge in exchange for a review!
One More Sunrise is the Lacys’ first of three follow-up books to Whispers in the Wind, the last book in their Orphan Trains Trilogy (highly recommended!). This book combines the upsides of romance, Western, and Christian living all in one. In this book, you get to follow the lives of Dane Logan and Tharyn Tabor from the point Whispers in the Wind left off. These two honorary siblings were separated on the orphan train in that book and, in this book, have both grown up separated but often thinking about their long-lost sibling. This is the saga about their adult lives and reunion.
The Things I Liked
- First off, the edification in this book is nearly unrivaled in most other Christian fiction. Some may call it “preachy,” but I call it edifying, and every time I read a Lacy book, I end up learning some kind of spiritual lesson. I’m kinda done with nominally Christian fiction that is basically Christian because a character or two go to church, and this is so refreshing.
- People legit get saved in this book. The characters’ boldness about their faith is so inspiring!
- Honorary siblings are the. best.
- The romance here is top notch.
- The suspense is pretty high at some points as you wonder how Dane and Tharyn are going to get reunited, if at all, and how the bank robbing gang (subplot central) is going to get caught, if at all. And so many other intricate subplots that are so awesome and well-written.
- Romantic relationships are presented as intentional toward marriage, which is in line with my principles and very much appreciated.
The Things I Didn’t Like
- A couple parts were a little slow, but barely enough to point out considering the suspense for the greater mystery to be solved.
- This book made my other books not as fun to read 😂
Note to Parents
This book is very Christ-centered, so the language, passion for Christ, and outlook in life are definitely things you’ll want to pass on to your kids. However, there are several things that make this book not as doable for very young kids, including mildly detailed displays of affection such as hugging, kissing, and hand-holding among young couples, shootouts, bank and stagecoach robberies, deaths during those robberies, people being held at gunpoint, and mention of the death penalty. Of course, you and God know better than anyone else how much content your child can handle, so I’d encourage you to make the call here in prayer. If it’s comforting, this book’s violence didn’t bother me and I’m rather sensitive to that kind of thing.
If you want to find out how Dane and Tharyn get reunited and experience some romance, bank robberies, and edification while you’re at it, this book is going to keep you on the edge of your seat.
This. Book. Is. Awesome.
Have you ever read any of the Lacys’ books? What are your favorite legit Christian fiction books? Which one of my upcoming posts would you like to see first?