This is one of the books I received free at the American Christian Fiction Writers conference last fall, but I'm just getting around to reading and reviewing it. I loved it, and if you read it I think you will too.
Patsy Milstrap is thirteen when her mother sends her away to join her younger brother who was adopted shortly after he was born. Their father is dead, replaced by a cruel man who beats her mother and Patsy but seldom lays a hand--at least so far--on her two half brothers, Harold and Billy.
Who will help Mama clean house? Who will take care of her little brothers? Even though Patsy grows to love her new parents, the younger brother she had never met, and the young man she will marry, she cannot leave the past behind. It's there to haunt her every action and relationship.
What will it take to rid Patsy of all the wonderings that torment her?
Waiting for Sunrise: A Cedar Key Novel is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Christian Book Distributors in e-book and paperback.