Darkest Dawn

An Inspirational Story Based on True Events

Non-Fiction - Relationships
80 Pages
Reviewed on 01/23/2014
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Author Biography

Bonny spent her earliest years near the banks of the Mighty Mississippi in Iowa, and later on near Saginaw Bay in Michigan. Since graduating from CMU, she's lived in Texas, California and New Mexico. For now, she lives in the hill country of central Texas. Inspired by the wildlife and gorgeous vista of hills, water and daily sunsets, she writes inspirational stories hoping to help others overcome adversity and insurmountable odds.

Over the years she has served as a yearbook editor, newsletter copwriter/designer/editor, news writer and advertising copywriter. Some of her work has found its way into magazines and newspapers and over the airwaves.

Early in 2013, a life-altering event prompted her to start writing the stories that have been floating around in her head for over twenty years.

When not writing, Bonny cuddles with her finicky felines, visits with her daughter via Facebook or phone, travels, water skis, plays piano or guitar, reads and photographs nature and wildlife.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Dr. Oliva Dsouza for Readers' Favorite

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.