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Wake the Dawn A Novel by Lauraine Snelling


Wake the Dawn A Novel by Lauraine Snelling

As an act of atonement for a tragic hit and run accident, Esther runs a second-rate clinic in a small Minnesota town bordering Canada. When a storm ravishes the town and a young child is found abandon, Esther must come face to face with the reality of her actions and learn to forgive herself.Ben's life is in tatters. He lost the love of his life in a tragic accident and never finished grieving. Turning to the bottle for support, he lost sight of what was important. While making his last border patrol run before the storm rolls in, Ben finds a young child in the woods and is compelled to care for it.Brought together by the life of a child Ben and Esther become each other's reason to change.


Snelling writes about the foibles of human nature with keen insight and sweet honesty. National Church Library Association

About the Author

Lauraine Snelling has been writing since 1980, with over 65 books published, both fiction and non-fiction, historical and contemporary, for adults and young readers. Her books consistently appear on CBA bestseller lists, and have been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and German. A hallmark of her style is writing about real issues within a compelling story. Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a watchdog Bassett named Chewy. Visit her Web site at

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Publication date

20th August 2013


Lauraine Snelling

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FaithWords an imprint of Time Warner Trade Publishing


320 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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