ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
The author says that it was her 8th novel that opened the door to finding her way as a writer. "I'm a Christian woman, first and foremost," she says. "So it was a bit of a dream-come-true when Summerside Press chose me as one of two authors to launch the Love Finds You line."
Sandie's real-life role as cancer survivor has parlayed into her steadfast commitment to raising awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research. Spearheading a series of devotionals for Summerside Press (such as the popular His Grace is Sufficient...Decaf is Not), the author has stipulated that a portion of each contributor's proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
"Being allowed to combine my faith and my humor with raising funds for my pet projects ... and still pursue my writing dream," says Bricker, "well, that's the best of all worlds, as far as I'm concerned!"
And one of the author's pet projects is animal rescue, evidenced by the special bond she has created with one particular formerly-abandoned puppy -- a red-haired collie with "killer brown eyes and the heart of the class clown."
ABOUT THE BOOK
If you would like to read the first chapter of Rise and Shine, go HERE.
Sandra Bricker can write ya'll! She has much talent, she is able to write a perfect plot line filled with lots of humor. Rise & Shine, is an interesting modern twist on the classic fairy tale, "Sleeping Beauty". Shannon Malone, wakes up from a 10 year come to find out her life is completely different than when she fell into it all those years ago. First of all, she has a hard time adjusting to the fact that she has aged another ten years and while she was quietly sleeping her poor husband past away. It's hard enough having to adjust to being asleep for that long much less losing the love of your life.
But just the fact that the lead character has been asleep for ten years isn't the only thing that can be compared to the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. She also has someone out to get her that doesn't think she should get the Ridgeway's money. But you know that it won't be long and Shannon will be looking for love again. Keep your eyes on this one, its a winner!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.