Wednesday, April 23, 2008

One More Sunrise by Michael Landon, Jr. and Tracie Peterson

I saw this book several times in CBD catalogs and contemplated reading it. I love Peterson's works, but wasn't sure about Landon. Still my interested was peaked. Then I read a review of this book ( ) and knew it had to go on my to-read list. Last week I saw it on the new fiction shelf at my library and snatched it. I am so glad I did.

One More Sunrise is a wonderful store of restoration and healing... of letting go of the past and of mistakes... letting God heal those hurt places and then moving forward. One of the things I love is that there are characters that don't allow this to happen (which is sad) and the reader is able to see those lives in contrast to the ones who accept God's grace. There are some powerful messages in this novel and a wonderful story. The story is set in 1950s heartland America in a small rural setting with farming as its core. Many of the lives there are as dry and dusty and infested as the landscape, but then hope comes in the form of a corporate farming enterprise that is going to revitalize the town and the lives of its inhabitants, but at what cost?

There is another interesting aspect of this novel. One my friend mentions in her review also... an angel. There is no way to discuss it without giving too much away, but I will say I believe this was handled well. I was reminded a bit of Landon's father and his series... Highway to Heaven.

I was pleasantly surprised by this one and will definitely be on the look out for any others by Landon and Peterson.

1 comment:

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Yes, thanks again for mentioning my review. I wonder if Landon and Peterson will be writing more novels together? As far as I know, this is Landon's first one and he approached Bethany House about the project, and BHP paired him up with Tracie to write the novel. It'll be interesting to see if they do more projects together...