Tomorrow's Sun [NOOK Book]

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Emily Foster won’t allow herself to move on until she earns enough money to make restitution for the accident that stole a young girl’s dreams. Flipping houses sounds like the fast track to her goal, but when her first project turns out to be a stop on the Underground Railroad, Emily finds herself drawn to, but at odds with, the contractor she hires. Jake Braden needs to focus on gaining guardianship of his late sister’s twins, but the story of lost love uncovered in Emily’s house sets the stage for what might ...

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Overview


Emily Foster won’t allow herself to move on until she earns enough money to make restitution for the accident that stole a young girl’s dreams. Flipping houses sounds like the fast track to her goal, but when her first project turns out to be a stop on the Underground Railroad, Emily finds herself drawn to, but at odds with, the contractor she hires. Jake Braden needs to focus on gaining guardianship of his late sister’s twins, but the story of lost love uncovered in Emily’s house sets the stage for what might become his own lost love.

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Editorial Reviews

USA Today's Happy Ever After - Serena Chase

This is the sort of novel that, even though you may be able to guess the
Fresh Fiction

TOMORROW'S SUN is the beginning of a new series by Becky Melby. It is wonderfully written with flashbacks of the past, a little mystery and a splash of romance. The story has many wonderful inspirational messages as Emily learns that God heals and forgives, and she needs to accept that today and not dwell on what tomorrow may bring. This was a great read; I'm sure you will enjoy it.

— Viki Ferrell

USA Today's Happy Ever After

This is the sort of novel that, even though you may be able to guess the
— Serena Chase

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Tomorrow's Sun, the first novel in the Lost Sanctuary series, is a riveting story that keeps the reader engaged with its mystery and in-depth characters. I literally couldn't put this book down.
This is a beautifully crafted story that combines the past and the present and explores how the past has prepared, in some special way, to affect those in the future. The book has a captivating story-line of danger, romance and healing. Readers will come away from this story with fresh insight.

— Hollie S.

Reviews by Jenny

...Becky manages to weave an entrancing tale of long away happenings. This book is what happens when present intrudes on the past. It is quite an interesting idea for a book and I am glad I picked it up.

— Jenny Chaver

Once Upon a Romance

This is a very fascinating story and one that will stay with the reader for a long time. These two people have absolutely nothing in common, but he stories that came out of those historic letters are truly inspiring and sincerely beautiful. This author has done a wonderful job of plotting and research, and the characters are very believable! A Must-Read! 

— Amy Lignor

Fresh Fiction - Viki Ferrell

TOMORROW'S SUN is the beginning of a new series by Becky Melby. It is wonderfully written with flashbacks of the past, a little mystery and a splash of romance. The story has many wonderful inspirational messages as Emily learns that God heals and forgives, and she needs to accept that today and not dwell on what tomorrow may bring. This was a great read; I'm sure you will enjoy it.
Book Bargains and Previews - Hollie S.

Tomorrow's Sun, the first novel in the Lost Sanctuary series, is a riveting story that keeps the reader engaged with its mystery and in-depth characters. I literally couldn't put this book down.
This is a beautifully crafted story that combines the past and the present and explores how the past has prepared, in some special way, to affect those in the future. The book has a captivating story-line of danger, romance and healing. Readers will come away from this story with fresh insight.
Reviews by Jenny - Jenny Chaver

...Becky manages to weave an entrancing tale of long away happenings. This book is what happens when present intrudes on the past. It is quite an interesting idea for a book and I am glad I picked it up.
Once Upon a Romance - Amy Lignor

This is a very fascinating story and one that will stay with the reader for a long time. These two people have absolutely nothing in common, but he stories that came out of those historic letters are truly inspiring and sincerely beautiful. This author has done a wonderful job of plotting and research, and the characters are very believable! A Must-Read! 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607427506
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Lost Sanctuary , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 146,079
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Becky Melby is a Wisconsin resident. She and her husband Bill have four married sons and eleven grandchildren. Becky has co-authored nine Heartsong Presents titles and written two novellas for Barbour publishing. In her spare time Becky loves riding on the back of her Honda Gold Wing or making trips to see grandkids in the RV.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted January 9, 2012

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    An Intriguing Story!

    Broken, emotionally scarred, and determined, Emily Foster purchases a house in Michigan to atone for her past sins. Flipping the house seems like a quick way to reach her goal. The unnerving yet handsome contractor she hires seems reluctant to flip her historic house. Contractor Jake Braden has too much to deal with, including his recent goal of obtaining guardianship of his late sister's twins. When Emily and Jake uncover evidence that the house may have been a stop on the underground railroad, they attempt to uncover more clues about the house's past owners. The story of lost love in Emily's house sets the stage for what might become their own lost love.

    Tomorrow's Sun, the first novel in the Lost Sanctuary series, is a riveting story that keeps the reader engaged with its mystery and in-depth characters. I literally couldn't put this book down.

    Becky Melby has crafted a beautiful story that weds history and the present as she explores how the past has prepared, in some special way, to affect those in the future.

    Filled with beautiful prose, witty dialogue, and a captivating story-line of danger, romance and healing, readers will come away from this story with fresh insight. Becky Melby pens a story of characters who experience transformation and change.

    While this story is definitely engaging, readers might become a bit annoyed at how the author flashbacks to the past at the end of an incomplete scene that leaves one desperate to know what will happen next. It felt like an immediate jump from one plot to another. Though these scenes of the past are used to provide readers with important information that is pertinent to the scene in the present tense, I personally found it a bit jarring in the middle of an unfulfilled scene. Yes, she returned to the scene once the past was over, but it still felt like an interruption.

    That said, the scenes of the past were most certainly intriguing and enjoyable, and they managed to capture the reader's imagination. I just wish the author had presented those scenes after she finished with the scene we'd been reading, instead of inserting it into the middle.

    Another thing I found a bit unnerving, though it's done in a way that never leaves the reader confused, is the massive number of sub-plots and character goals involved in this story. It just seemed like far too many.

    Again, the number of sub-plots never leaves the reader confused, and in fact, it's done with exquisite skill since Becky Melby blends them all together. Given the separate plot involving the past connection with the house two sub-plots would have been sufficient for this story.

    I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this story, and I loved the romance that develops between the characters! I definitely recommend Tomorrow's Sun.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

    9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Loved it!

    A perfect combination of history, mystery and romance. I stayed up until after 3 a.m. to finish this wonderful book.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    Highly recommended

    I really enjoyed this novel. The history that was worked in so well was very interesting and made for an educating read. I would recommend it to teenagers, perhaps 13+, because there is some romamce. The way the book jumped between present and past gave us more of the story behind the story with out giving anything away.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2012

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    A Loaded Book!

    Emily comes to Rochester WI to flip a house she bought. She only plans to stay just long enough to get the job done and move on to her next house until she has enough money to pay a debit she really can never repay. She has no intention of making friends or getting close to anyone. She soon meets Jake who is a contractor and she hires him to do the work on the house. She soon finds herself getting to know Jake and and his family and finds it hard to not get close to them. A long the way she finds the house she has bought was once a part of the underground railroad back in the 1850’s. Will this discovery help her let go of her past that will haunt her no matter how many houses she flips?

    Jake is busy worrying about his niece and nephew and how to get custody of them over their good for nothing stepdad. When he meets Emily he wonders if she needs saved from something. He soon finds himself caring for her but will her past and his family problems be to much for them to work through?

    I will say I enjoyed this book but it’s a deep book with lots of things going on.

    What I liked: I really liked the characters. The author did a good job telling their stories and explaining there feelings. I also felt this book had just the right amount of people telling the story. This book is brought to life by Emily, Jake, Lexi(Jakes niece) and Adam(Jakes nephew). I thought these different angles fit together very well to tell this story. The readers also get to go back in time to 1852 and learn about the underground railroad through the eyes of Hannah and Liam. There story was much shorter and was very much a side story that helped tell the main story but it was well put together and I wish we could have gotten to know them a little better. Plus the suspense at the climax of the book had me turning pages as fast as I could read!

    What I did not like: There was a LOT going on in this book almost to much for me. Here are some of the things this book deals with. Trying to make right a wrong, death of a loved one, underground railroad, not being able to have children, child abuse etc. It’s all handled well and beautifully written but it’s a loaded book.

    I am very glad I read this book. I really enjoyed it and loved learning about the underground railroad and how it worked. I could read a book on the subject alone! I also really liked how this book brings to light god’s forgiveness and love. I am looking forward to the next book in this series due out later this year.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    Great book

    If you enjoy reading about the Underground Railroad, you love this book. This a story of a modern day woman trying to put together her broken life while learning about a woman in the past that helped run away slaves.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    A perfect read.

    Enjoyed my daily read with this story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Fresh modern day read.

    Quick and enjoyable book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2013

    Excellent historical novel.  Great story!!  Recommend Highly!!

    Excellent historical novel.  Great story!!  Recommend Highly!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Highly recommended

    A good read. Well written.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Awesome read.....

    This was truly an awesome read. It had some history & tempting romance.
    HappyReading

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Good read - recommend.

    Greatly enjoyed reading this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Wonderful story!

    I love how the present was intertwined with the past. The characters become your friends and family. You cannot help but become part of them.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Anonymous

    Great story. If you haven't read it yet, your missing a good story.:


    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Anonymous

    Too many different people that arent really explained and become confusing.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Great read

    This is a very good story

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Awsome

    Awsome

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Entertaining read

    I enjoyed this book. It was just a nice story.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2012

    Good

    Tomorrows Sun by Becky Melby review
    4 Stars
    I have always wanted a secret room since I first read about one as a child.
    Tomorrow's Sun is uplifting, historical, christian & romantic all in one book.
    Emily Foster has bought a old house to fix up and flip it and go to another town and do the same thing working her way to California.
    Emily bought the old house from a friend who inheirted from her grandma. When they were teens they both came and stayed with her for awhile.
    Emily has been in a bad accident and she still uses a cane and in pain.
    Jake Braden is one of the contracters bidding on doing the job. Jake owns his family company and lives with his mother. Jake sister died and left twins who are with their stepfather. Jake wants custody of them.
    Lexie & Adam are in seventh grade. They do not like their stepfather. He is mean but likes the money he gets for them. They are smart.
    The story jumps back to day of the Underground Railroad. Hannah lived in this house and loved Liam who was learning to be a blacksmith during the day and a conductor at night.
    Emily & Jake find a secret room down in the cellar. Jake right off thinks it was part of the underground railroad. They also find a few letters but want to find out more.
    I liked the story. It deals when some issues that they all are facing. I would read more of these books. I was given the ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
    01/01/2012 PUB Barbour Publishing, Inc.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Very interesting and fun read.  Love the little bit of history a

    Very interesting and fun read.  Love the little bit of history added to the story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Loved this book

    I really enjoyed reading this book l am a civil war history buff anyway and with a good love story thrown in i was sold!! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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