A contemporary novel, Wake the Dawn follows Ben and Esther as they struggle to overcome fear, addiction, not-measuring-up, and loss of a loved one. Ben is a border patrol agent who finds an abandoned baby, later named Dawn, in the woods on his rounds. He takes her into his home and the baby gives him a reason to keep going and overcome his drinking problem. Esther, a physician’s assistant, serves as the small town’s doctor and battles feelings of inadequacy and PTSD. I think the characters are thrown together a bit oddly, through a giant storm in their area. Their friendship develops quickly. Perhaps the timing is everything, though. I enjoyed the story. I felt it left loose ends that Snelling could have tied-up better. There’s the parentage of Dawn to figure out, Amber’s story, and perhaps even more on Esther’s family.
by bookexplorer | May 29, 2014 · 7:46 AM