From the beginning Sandra Bricker had my attention with her newest book Rise and Shine. This is a fairy tale full of life changing realities and just the right amount of dreaminess. Sandra is known for her laugh out loud writing, Rise and Shine takes you beyond that. There are still those signature giggle moments because we can always relate to Sandra's characters/ I found myself not wanting to finish reading this book because I did not want it to end. This is a story that you will find yourself questioning what would you do if you were in Shannon's shoes? Definitely a Faith/Fairy Tale that I will read again!
From the back of the book...
Shannon Malone thought she'd found her happy ending when she married Edmund Ridgeway, but a diving accident on their honeymoon left her in a coma. Waking up to the news that she's thirty years old would have been daunting enough . . . but she also learns that Edmund has lost his interim battle with cancer and the world has marched on without her. Her gorgeous doctor, Daniel Petros, seems to know everything about her and becomes Shannon's tour guide into a whole new world of madness where reality television has taken over the planet and everyone's life appears to revolve around a tiny screen on their cell phones!
As Shannon struggles to navigate through the changes-both in the world and in her-she also must discern real memories from imagined ones. Did she really ever wear capris pants and entertain in her living room, or was that Laura Petrie from her favorite classic TV show? And where is her beloved dog, Freeway? Oh, wait! That was Jonathan and Jennifer Hart's dog, not hers.
Shannon's three elderly aunts flit through her life in true Sleeping Beauty style with her well-being always a priority. And Edmund's sister Millicent descends like the Evil Queen she is, trying to extract Shannon from any claim on the Ridgeway family fortune. When a tornado moves through town and Shannon is knocked unconscious, will Daniel's kiss awaken her once and for all?(less)