Hi Friends,
I’m excited to share the beautiful new cover for Shine Like the Dawn with you!  It releases February 21, 2017, but it’s available for preorder now.

Shine Like the Dawn

Can the light of faith and love out shine the darkness of doubt and family secrets?

Maggie Lounsbury lost her parents in a boating accident when she was seventeen. Those she trusted, including her good friend Nate Harcourt and his family, seemed to turn their back on her in her time of need, and she hardened her heart against them. Four years later she finds her father’s journal, and what she reads there makes her suspect her parents’ deaths might not have been an accident. Maggie is determined to learn the truth and see that justice is carried out for those she loved and lost, even if it means the Harcourts will have to pay the price.

Hoping to fulfill his father’s dying request, Nate Harcourt returns to his family’s large estate in Northumberland, and seeks out Maggie to pay off a debt owed to her late father. But because of a past hurt, Maggie doesn’t trust Nate and refuses to accept the money or any help from him or his family. Will Maggie overcome her distrust, reconnect with Nate, and find the answers she is seeking? Can she learn the value of mercy as well as justice? Will she open her heart to faith and take hold of trust and love again?

Shine Like the Dawn stands alone and is not part of a series, but it includes many of the elements readers have enjoyed in my past books: a vivid English historical setting, upstairs/downstairs characters, family drama, an inspiring faith journey for the hero and heroine, and two romances, plus this time you can solve the mystery with Maggie!

Would you like to see photos of the characters, setting, and inspiration for the story? Visit my Shine Like the Dawn Pinterest board.

Thanks to Kristopher Orr, one of the talented designers at WaterBrook Multnomah and Mike Heath of Magnus creative for the photography and design, and model, Brittany Nichole Stuart, who captured the heroine so well! Don’t you just love that dress and hat?




30 replies
  1. Lorraine Hossington
    Lorraine Hossington says:

    Love the sound of this novel. It’s got a little bit of everything to make me want to read it. The cover is great! I want to know what she is looking at and what is going to happen next.

    • Carrie Turansky
      Carrie Turansky says:

      Hi Lorraine, yes, I like the way she looks like she is searching for something in the garden. I’m excited to share this story with you!

  2. Rebecca Maney
    Rebecca Maney says:

    Stunning! And I have quickly perused the Pinterest Board and plan to go back. Carrie, I am so excited for you, this sounds like a great story!

  3. Daphne Woodall
    Daphne Woodall says:

    Love it Carrie and the cover is beautiful. I thought you were going to say your daughter was the model!

  4. Lucy Reynolds
    Lucy Reynolds says:

    I’m so happy for you. The cover is stunning and I know with your talent the story is wonderful. May God bless you with many preorders.

  5. LouAnn
    LouAnn says:

    Oh my goodness Carrie! Another winner book cover! It is very striking (someone above used this term and it does fit!) with the color of the deep blue dress set against the greens in the park. I love the park setting; and it looks familiar.

    I cannot wait to help you promote this book! <3

  6. Daniëlle
    Daniëlle says:

    Wow, Carrie, I LIKE! It’s beautiful! And the story sounds great too! I hope with my whole heart the novel will be translated in Dutch. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  7. Dianne Casey
    Dianne Casey says:

    Love the cover! That alone would make me want to read the book. However, the book sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read.

  8. Deana Dick
    Deana Dick says:

    Congrats on the new book. The cover is so so beautiful. Can’t wait to read it and help promote it any way I can.

  9. Winnie Thomas
    Winnie Thomas says:

    It’s gorgeous, Carrie, and it sounds so intriguing! Congrats to you! I can’t wait to read it!

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