Trying to escape the haunting grief of a great tragedy, Eve returns to the homeland of her parents and finds Scotland in the late 1700s bitter and reeling under Britain's punitive laws. How can Eve hope to find healing for her own broken heart in the midst of a broken nation?
Fumbling toward a growing knowledge of God, Eve is thrust into the danger and intrigue of Scotland's resistance movement. Eve is overwhelmed by the decisions she is forced to make. Can she know what God wants her to do and find the courage to act? Can she navigate the labyrinthine memories and mystery of her parents' lives and their places in the country she is beginning to call home? What is her place and obligation in all this?
The broken past, her broken heart, and the broken nation are irrevocably intertwined. If Eve is to find healing and learn to love again, it might be the beginning of healing for all involved.
Tossed into Dawn
was shortlisted in the 2014 Word Alive Press Free Publishing Contest.
About the Author:
Joy is a grandmother who finds it impossible to resist when a child pleads, "Granny, tell me a story." She and her husband, John, live on a farm in Alberta's far north, where she has been active toward the preservation of natural areas and of the local hospital. She has retired (mainly) from her job of therapeutic massage; loves her garden and flowers, the little singing birds at dawn and coyotes calling through the night.