Rise and Shine~Sandra D. Bricker~(Book Review)

Rise and Shine (Contemporary Fairy Tale)


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?

~My Review~

I’ve so enjoyed reading Sandra Bricker’s contemporary twist on the beloved fairy tales. As a child I loved reading fairy tales and I still love to watch movies or read about them from time to time. After reading, “If the Shoe Fits” I knew I wanted to read this one as well.
I laughed several times throughout this book and I really enjoyed how the author really implemented a little humor in almost every situation.
I was so engrossed with this novel that I devoured every page whenever I had a chance to read it. I really love when a book can capture my attention even on my busiest days. There was hardly a boring moment and to be honest it could have went on and on!
It was very interesting to read how that the heroine was discovering herself and overcoming obstacles throughout the novel.
The hero was pretty good to read about as well! As I mentioned before, I have a weakness for reading about heroes who are doctors in novels. So yeah… 😉
Overall, if you’re into contemporary and fairy tale re-tellings this is definitely the book for you. The writing flowed and was right to the point. I really enjoyed this sweet and charming novel. I highly recommend reading this book!! (4 stars)

*I received this book through Moody Publishers. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and I was not required to write a positive review.*


Sandra Bricker


Happy Reading Y’all!!


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