Dawn in My Heart

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It’s been a LONG time since I posted a book review, especially a fiction book review. I don’t get to read much fiction anymore since Adam was born. I have been reading more non-fiction books which I find funny since I used to be pretty much  in love with fiction books! Anyways, I read this book while I was visiting my in-law’s back in June. Since we were on “vacation” I thought it would be fun to read a book, and my sister-in-law only had a few to pick from.

I wasn’t sure how I was going to like this book. I was ready for it to be like every other book out there, but I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t! It is a very unique story that kept my attention until the very end. Now I have to say that I normally do not read any of the “Steeple Hill” or “Love Inspired” books because I think they are cheesy and dumb. But from the start this one was different and it was able to hold my interest and keep me reading.

Published: August 1, 2006


Lady Gillian is in need of someone to marry. She needs to settle down, raise a family, and forget her past. The Early of Skylar (Sky) has recently returned and is need of a wife so that he may raise an heir. Their first meeting does not go so well, but after awhile both agree to marriage. There is only one thing holding Lady Gillian back, a man from her past. But is he who she thinks he is? Sky also has demons from his past haunting him, and both come to the marriage full of lies about their past. God’s love breaks through this marriage after Sky gets very sick and comes close to dying. But can God’s love and Salvation save their marriage before it’s too late?

What I think:
This was my first book by Ruth Axtell Morren and I loved it. I loved how different it was. I also loved how salvation and redemption were woven throughout the storyline. I figured out about half-way through that this was number 2# in a series, but that didn’t take away from the book at all. The characters are very real, and I like that they aren’t portrayed as perfect, but as normal humans with a sin nature. I think if you are one to read historical fiction and romance books then you will love this one! It’s not your typical fiction book, I promise!

About the Author:

Read the first chapter:

“…I have to say that if you like your Christian Romance books to be all peaches and cream then no, this book is not for you. But if you like a book that is realistic (we are all sinners) and presents an excellent story of conversion then you will enjoy this book. I found the wedding night to be very realistic based on the plot and the type of person the hero was at that time. And I didn’t feel it crossed the line in any way. ***** REVEAL: The hero at the time of his wedding night was an egotistical creton that thought it was okay for a man to have lived a life of promiscuity but when he takes a wife she must be a virgin. And the heroine was a terrified innocent that was taken advantage of in a previous relationship by an unscrupulous man.”-From an Amazon Reviewer

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  1. Hey,

    I noticed the first link did not take you where I wanted it to, but the other two are working. Hope you have a chance to take a peak.


    Teresa <><

  2. Wow, I'm really interested in this book! I'll have to ask for it for Christmas! Have you read any books by Francine Rivers? She is an AWESOME writer! She used to write regular adult romance novels and had a very successful, award-winning career doing so. Then, she became a Christian and started writing Christian fiction/romance. I think my favorite book that she has so far is 'The Atonement Child', which is the story about a young lady who has the perfect life until she is raped and becomes pregnant. You can NOT put it down! She also writes books like 'A Lineage of Grace', which is one of her best selling series of books. It is a compilation of five books that share the stories of five unlikely women who each was destined to play a key role in the lineage of Jesus Christ and truly changed eternity! These books are SO great because as you read them, you are meeting women (some who are just young girls, really) who are in the Bible. However, as you are reading, you don't really think about how long ago they lived. Mrs. Rivers does such a wonderful job of showing you how the women of the Bible changed, and are still influencing, our lives today. You will LOVE her!

    It was so good to 'see' you on FB and to come by for a visit! I hope you, your hubby and little Adam are doing well. I will be keeping you close in prayer.


    Teresa <><

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