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Darkest Dawn by Bonny Brookes is a truly heart-rending story that highlights the struggles and travails of Linda's life and times as a single woman. Left alone to deal with her pregnancy, Linda has to make some tough decisions by making equally tough choices. She is at a point in life where any decision seems like a question of life and death. Tragedy strikes her life like lightening when she is attacked by dogs while trying to save her pet cat. Is this the end or just the beginning of the turmoil in her life? Will her baby survive and be able to chase dreams of his own?
Many of us have gone through rough patches in life and Darkest Dawn by Bonny Brookes is one such story that talks about dealing with despair and desperate situations. Through Linda's story, the author has given an insight into open adoptions and the turmoil of a birth mother. The story is not only about losing but also about victory in the face of adversity. The touching manner in which Linda's life takes a U-turn lights a candle of hope for all those who are struggling in their lives. The book seeks to provide comfort, hope and succor for those in pain and manages to do so very well. The story inspires one to look at the brighter side of life and to believe that a better tomorrow is always possible. The darkest hour is surely just before the dawn and the title is apt for this lovely story.