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Author: Lauraine Snelling Narrator: Kristin Kalbli Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2013 ISBN: 9781619696587
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National bestselling author Lauraine Snelling brings a small mountain town to thrilling life when a natural disaster threatens to destroy lives.

US Border Patrol agent Ben James’ life is in tatters. A tragic accident stole the love of his life, and he never finished grieving. Turning to the bottle for support, he lost sight of what was important. While making his last patrol run before a storm rolls in, Ben’s canine partner Bo finds an abandoned baby hidden in the woods. As Ben rushes the child to the only clinic in the area, the storm strikes with unexpected fury.

Esther Hanson runs a second-rate clinic in the small community of Pineville, Minnesota, along the Canadian border. Though she has fought for years to get the equipment she needs, the town refuses to approve the funding. When the unprecedented storm ravages the area, cutting them off from all outside help, Esther struggles to help her patients without giving in to overwhelming emotions. The event triggers a long-suppressed memory, and Esther must come face-to-face with the reality of her past and learn to forgive herself.

Brought together by the life of a child, Ben and Esther become each other’s reason to change.

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Quotes & Awards

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

  • Lauraine Snelling's newest novel will keep you turning pages and not wanting to put the book down.. . .Wake The Dawn is a guaranteed good read for any fiction lover. Cristel Phelps, reviewer, Retailers and Resources Magazine
  • Snelling's fast-paced novel has characters who seek help in the wrong places. It takes a raging storm for them to see that the help they needed was right in front of them the whole time. This is a strong, believable story. RT Book Reviews, ****
  • Snelling (One Perfect Day) continues to draw fans with her stellar storytelling skills. This time she offers a look at smalltown medical care in a tale that blends healing, love, and a town's recovery. . .Snelling's description of events at the small clinic during the storm is not to be missed. Publisher's Weekly
  • “Snelling’s fast-paced novel has characters who seek help in the wrong places. It takes a raging storm for them to see that the help they needed was right in front of them the whole time. This is a strong, believable story.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Snelling continues to draw fans with her stellar storytelling skills. This time she offers a look at smalltown medical care in a tale that blends healing, love, and a town’s recovery…Snelling’s description of events at the small clinic during the storm is not to be missed.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Snelling writes about the foibles of human nature with keen insight and sweet honesty.”

    National Church Library Association

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About the Author

Lauraine Snelling has over two million books in print, but when she first began, she was a mother of three teenagers with a simple dream to write for young adults. Soon she had two bestselling series and expanded her repertoire to inspirational romances for adults, winning a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart for Song of Laughter. She has over fifty books published and her work has been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and German.

About the Narrator

Kristin Kalbli is an Atlanta voice and stage actor. She has worked for the Process Theatre, OnStage Atlanta, and Theatre Gael, among others. Kristin loves working with, promoting, and supporting new works from Atlanta playwrights and writers. Currently she is grateful to have lots of work recording audiobooks.