Spotlight: Rise and Shine by Sandra D. Bricker

Posted November 30, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Fiction, Promo Blitz, Reviews / 0 Comments

Spotlight: Rise and Shine by Sandra D. BrickerRise and Shine by Sandra D. Bricker
Published by Moody Publishers on May 1st 2014
Genres: Christian, Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
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three-half-stars

Shannon Malone thought she’d found her happy ending when she married Edmund Ridgeway, but a diving accident on their honeymoon left her in a coma. Waking up to the news that she’s thirty years old would have been daunting enough . . . but she also learns that Edmund has lost his interim battle with cancer and the world has marched on without her. Her gorgeous doctor, Daniel Petros, seems to know everything about her and becomes Shannon’s tour guide into a whole new world of madness where reality television has taken over the planet and everyone’s life appears to revolve around a tiny screen on their cell phones!As Shannon struggles to navigate through the changes—both in the world and in her—she also must discern real memories from imagined ones. Did she really ever wear capris pants and entertain in her living room, or was that Laura Petrie from her favorite classic TV show? And where is her beloved dog, Freeway? Oh, wait! That was Jonathan and Jennifer Hart’s dog, not hers. Shannon’s three elderly aunts flit through her life in true Sleeping Beauty style with her well-being always a priority. And Edmund’s sister Millicent descends like the Evil Queen she is, trying to extract Shannon from any claim on the Ridgeway family fortune. When a tornado moves through town and Shannon is knocked unconscious, will Daniel’s kiss awaken her once and for all?

I really wanted to be in love with this book but it just wasn’t doing it for me. Shannon wakes up from a coma and has to figure out how to immerse herself back into the world after it has been 10 years. Technology has changed so much in the last 10 years. I think the relationships between the characters were done well and the characters themselves were okay. I was a bit disappointed because I just couldn’t find a connection to Shannon. The story was cute. It is a Sleeping Beauty/Aurora retelling. I think it is a cute idea just not really for me.

three-half-stars

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