Rise and Shine by Sandra D. Bricker

The Synopsis:

51U9PZ0nWZL._SL250_Shannon’s diving accident happened on her honeymoon, and she has been in a coma for nearly ten years. Waking up to the news that she’s thirty years old would have been daunting enough . . . but she also learns that her young groom has recently died. He has provided for her ongoing medical care, and the tiny home they bought but never moved into is still available to her, but nothing else in life is much of a sure thing. 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!

I received this book from Moody Publishers for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.


Rise and Shine is a contemporary retelling of Sleeping Beauty, and was an amazing one at that!

I loved the main characters, Shannon and Daniel, and the story was very well written. Shannon’s personality makes the terrible trauma that she went through easy to read without getting depressed, of course we still care for her. There are a few emotional scenes, but for the most part, you are laughing.

I loved how Daniel was such an amazing Christian. He thanked God for everything that happened, prayed before every decision, and even prayed with Shannon a few times. Though he wasn’t perfect, he was still a great Christian roll-model.

If you liked If the Shoe Fits, Sandra’s contemporary retelling of Cinderella, or just funny books in general, I can almost promise that you will love this book!

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