Monday, May 16, 2011

Before the Dawn by Erica Vetsch

This week's featured title is...
Before the Dawn by Erica Vetsch
HP 952

There's nothing left for David.

In the depths of a collapsing mine shaft, David Mackenzie lost everything. Even his sight. But not his life. no, God didn't take that. Determined not to rely on anyone else to get along, David wraps himself tightly in folds of bitterness as dark as his new world.

But Karen Worth will not give up, and through a series of maneuvers she manages to convince David to marry her anyway. She quickly discovers, however, that though she loves him unconditionally, she shouldn't have stepped ahead of God - who also never gives up.

God's love is a light that can break through any darkness, but Karen and David must turn toward the light in order to experience it. As they learn the truth behind the accident and face a darkness neither expected, will they make the right choice?

Book Excerpt
"When the time comes that you realize your mistake in marrying me, you can apply for an annulment."
The air rushed out of her lungs and her head spun. An annulment? "When are you going to understand that I have no intention of leaving you? Did you not hear me today? I promised to love, honor, and obey you until death parted us."
"I heard your promise. Now obey me and take your things to the next room. I'm tired, and I'd like to go to bed. It's been a long day." He stepped farther into the room and waited.
Numb at this turn of events, Karen gathered her valise and straightened. "David, can't we talk about this?"
"This is not a matter for discussion. Go to bed."
She gathered the lamp and stepped into the hall. He closed the door behind her, shutting her out as effectively as putting out a cat for the night. The final humiliation came when he turned the key in the lock.
Key Verse
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

About the Author
Erica Vetsch was Kansas born and raised, but this award-winning author now make her home in Minnesota. This wife and mother of two teens is thankful God gave her a wonderful imagination that helps to weather the storms of life and contributes to great stories set in mostly the Nineteenth Century.
Tragic events can put people in a dark place in life. What do you think would be a good way to bring someone back to the light in this situation?


  1. I had a sitation recently where I was told a person I know was contemplately suicide. NOT an easy thing to be told, but I had to think for a moment. While I can't be responsible for this person's choices, if I say NOTHING, I will forever ask for God's forgiveness for not telling the TRUTH while I had the chance. I was given the chance, I took it and I thank God that this person did not commit the deed. Sometimes you have to take that step out in faith and let God use you and then let what will happen, happen, confident that God will take and use your deeds for Him

  2. Wow, Casey, I'm so glad you said something. You're right, you'd have been forever followed by the 'what if' thoughts and regrets.

    And I'm so glad that God is bigger than me. That He can and does take our words and actions and use them in powerful ways that we couldn't on our own.

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