Aug 14, 2014

Rise and Shine ~ A Contemporary Fairy Tale by Sandra D Bricker #review


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?


Review by Sharon:
Shannon wakes up from a coma to find out that she has been in the coma for 10 yrs. and while in the coma her husband has died of a form of cancer of the brain. She has trouble with her memory and while in the Rehab. facility, her doctor, DR. Pertos as well as her Aunt Mary are there to help her recover.

Shannon has a struggle with her faith in God also. She blames God for what happened and not preventing it. While recovering, her husband's(Edmund) sister comes and causes trouble by trying to keep Shannon from the families(Ridgeway) fortune. I would recommend this book for anyone that loves a good "fairy tale" themed book. I received this book free from Moody press.


~ Added by Susan:
I saw this book first but offered it up to Sharon (my Mom) for review.  I loved the blurb and can't wait to read it myself, thankfully she is not selfish with her books and has shared it for me to read too.  It is patiently waiting on my TBR shelf (though I snuck it up near the top instead of the bottom of the pile).  

Disclosure: I received free the item(s) mentioned in this post in exchange for my honest review. Regardless ~ All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”.

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