Shine Like the Dawn

A Novel

by Carrie Turansky

In a quiet corner of northern Edwardian England, Margaret Lounsbury diligently works in her grandmother’s millinery shop, making hats and caring for her young sister. Several years earlier, a terrible event shattered  their idyllic family life and their future prospects. Maggie is resilient and will do what she must to protect her sister Violet. Still, the loss of her parents weighs heavily on her heart as she begins to wonder if what happened that day on the lake…might not have been an accident.
When wealthy inventor and industrialist William Harcourt dies, his son and Maggie’s estranged childhood friend, Nathaniel, returns from his time in the Royal Navy and inherits his father’s vast estate, Morningside Manor. He also assumes partial control of his father’s engineering company and the duty of repaying an old debt to the Lounsbury family. But years of separation between Nate and Maggie have taken a toll, and Maggie struggles to trust her old friend.
Can Maggie let go of the resentment that keeps her from forgiving Nate—and reconciling with God? Will the search for the truth about her parents’ death draw the two friends closer or leave them both with broken hearts?

Recent Reviews

Truth and Forgiveness!!

Elizabeth Dennison

5 Stars

Carrie Turansky brings us a very beautiful story that is set in time of  Edwardian Northern  England, Margaret Lounsbury life was…

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Intrigue, family secrets, and the power of forgiveness

Amanda Everett

5 Stars

Set against the charming backdrop of Edwardian England, Shine Like the Dawn sweeps readers into a moving tale filled with intrigue, family secrets, and the power of forgiveness. Rich in historical detail and spiritual truth, Turansky's…

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Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky

Trudy Koeffler

4 Stars

This book is an excellent mixture of mystery, romance, suspense and historical drama!  Set in the early 1900s the heroine faces challenges…

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Shine like the Dawn Book Review

Hailey Fries

4.5 Stars

                Shine like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky is set in the early 1900s in England. It follows main character Maggie who was left raising her six year old…

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Shine Like the Dawn

Hayden Wand

2.5 Stars

I was drawn to this book because of its fresh, colorful cover- it looked like spring. While I have gotten away from reading as many Christian historical…

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