Desert Sunrise Review
Desert Sunrise is like a big book of sunshine. Seriously, it’s a volume of feel-good. The magic, the joy of the characters, and their development is inspiring. I was warmed by the friendships, the love and the romance.
There’s a strong sense of family throughout; the big, happy unconventional kind. The kind I wanted to be a part of and, for a while at least, I guess I was. I certainly enjoyed spending time with them.
The paranormal element is intriguing, especially the Dreaming, and I was thrilled to discover Joe and Dana are a big part of the story. Their connection is heart-warming, and influential in terms of those around them.
Joe’s son, Carter, undergoes a major transition and his scenes are memorable. I was thrilled to discover he plays the main role in book three of the Natural Gifts series.
But, going back to the stars of Desert Sunrise, I loved Stan and Lucy. Their romance is beautifully written. Individually they are dynamic, completely entertaining, but together they are truly memorable. I know this is going to sound trite, but it has to be said, ‘Stan is the man!’ He charmed me from the beginning and had me rooting for him until the end.
Gina has a way of showing her readers the journey from differing points of view, and this added something for me. It’s a style I particularly like. Though the book can be read independently, I would recommend beginning the series with The Dreaming and discovering the beginning of this magical adventure.