Born at Dawn

Born at Dawn

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by Nigeria Lockley
     
 

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Thirty-four-year-old Cynthia Barclay knows that marriage is supposed to be for better or for worse. Unfortunately, for the last ten years Cynthia has experienced the worst that marriage has to offer at the hands of her abusive husband, Marvin Barclay. With the hope of saving herself and her family, she turns to the Lord. When she doesn't see God manifest Himself in

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Thirty-four-year-old Cynthia Barclay knows that marriage is supposed to be for better or for worse. Unfortunately, for the last ten years Cynthia has experienced the worst that marriage has to offer at the hands of her abusive husband, Marvin Barclay. With the hope of saving herself and her family, she turns to the Lord. When she doesn't see God manifest Himself in her life fast enough, she decides that she wants out.
Abandoning her hope, her husband, and her two young sons, Cynthia boards a bus from New York City to Richmond, Virginia. She begins a new life armed with six thousand dollars on a prepaid credit card, a sketchy plan for success, and a promise to return for her sons—that is, until she meets Cheo, a photojournalist with enough connections to take her where she wants to be and help her forget where she came from.
After six years in Richmond, Cynthia's dark past resurfaces. At the risk of losing it all—her past and her present—Cynthia returns home to right her wrongs. Has Cynthia chosen the right time to return home, or is it too late for God to restore everything she has broken?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601626752
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
09/30/2014
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Born at Dawn 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Title: Born At Dawn Author: Nigeria Lockley Publisher: Urban Christian Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review: "Born At Dawn" by Nigeria Lockley... Book Description.... "Thirty-four-year-old Cynthia Barclay knows that marriage is supposed to be for better or for worse. Unfortunately, for the last ten years Cynthia has experienced the worst that marriage has to offer at the hands of her abusive husband, Marvin Barclay. With the hope of saving herself and her family, she turns to the Lord. When she doesn t see God manifest Himself in her life fast enough, she decides that she wants out. Abandoning her hope, her husband, and her two young sons, Cynthia boards a bus from New York City to Richmond, Virginia. She begins a new life armed with six thousand dollars on a prepaid credit card, a sketchy plan for success, and a promise to return for her sons that is, until she meets Cheo, a photojournalist with enough connections to take her where she wants to be and help her forget where she came from. After six years in Richmond, Cynthia s dark past resurfaces. At the risk of losing it all her past and her present Cynthia returns home to right her wrongs. Has Cynthia chosen the right time to return home, or is it too late for God to restore everything she has broken?" What I liked about this novel.... This is presented so very well to the reader from this author. The number one question did Cynthia really escape this horrible life she had which was a abusive marriage? I found from the read it seems like after she had done so, by escaping(leaving her abusive husband and two boys), however, Cynthia still seemed not to be able to live the type of life she truly wanted with her new life and friend Cheo. The question is...What did Cynthia long for? So, when time presented itself for Cynthia to have to return home...it was then that with the change that her husband Marvin seemed to have made...now becoming a Christian... what will she decide to do? Stay or leave? Will she finally get the family she had longed for and be able to ask as well as receive forgiveness for all that had gone on earlier? Well, I don't want to say because I don't want to truly spoil it for the reader...other than say you must pick up the good Christian fiction to see how the author brings it out to the reader. I had so many mixed thoughts about this read for and against this heroine but in the end after much thought I was able to see how and why Cynthia choose to do what she did. This is definitely one of those unpredictable stories that will give you a lot of food for thought long after the read. Would I recommend this Christian fiction read of "Born At Dawn?" Yes!
stilldancing More than 1 year ago
I have just finished Born at Dawn and all I can say is I laughed, I cried and I prayed! This books walks you through God's amazing ability to still love us inspite of us turning our backs and doing things our way! I pray that you will go out and purchase this book by this amazing author. I can't wait for her next book! I truly stayed up until i completed this amazing book!
Rice-Reviews More than 1 year ago
Every single word in Born at Dawn has significance, including the title. We meet Cynthia and Marvin Barclay and a hot Latino, Cheo. The relationship issues are not new, but Nigeria Lockley tackles it in a unique way. Predictable is not the word I would use to describe this tale. Unexpected sums it up. The events which unfold took me into the harsh reality of the world she'd created. A really good read and enjoyed the journey. Readers will have plenty to talk about, for sure.