Sannel Larson

Thursday, April 11, 2013

When Delilah Smiles - A Book Review

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"When Delilah Smiles," will capture your heart right from the start, and I'm certain that anyone who reads this book will fall in love with it as much as I did. This is the first book by Sunnie Day that I have purchased, and now, I can't wait to read more books from this impressive author.

As soon as I started to read this book, I literally could not put it down. Sunnie Day has a wonderful way of telling a story and it's impossible not to be drawn in and become one with the characters. "When Delilah Smiles," is a beautifully rendered story about love, heartbreak, disappointments, faith and forgiveness that left me smiling after drying my tears. 

I absolutely fell in love with the elegant, sweet cover picture, with its soothing colors and the white feather. The book cover has this velvety, soft feel to it, and just holding this book in my hands brings me a wonderful, warm feeling.
~  Sannel ~

Book Description: (From
Kate Moore and Adam Bennett had it all: successful careers, a comfortable lifestyle, and a deep love for each other. After living together for twelve years, Adam finally decides it's time to make their relationship official; he wants Kate to be his wife. When he presents a ring and the long-awaited proposal, Kate's unexpected announcement sends Adam reeling, and the ring goes back into his pocket.

Can love hold this middle-aged couple together when a surprise pregnancy demands serious choices? Adam Bennett, a 51-year-old successful attorney, is forced to face his own personal demons when confronted with fatherhood, Kate's high-risk pregnancy, and the doctor's report of potential disabilities. Will he follow in his father's footsteps and abandon Kate and his child, or will he step up and be the man Kate believes him to be?

A respected journalist, Kate Moore never expected to have a child. Even more unexpected is Adam's response to the news that he is going to be a father. Kate tackles not only having a baby late in life but finds out that Delilah is blind and deaf, forever changing the person Kate was and will be.

Can love prevail between these divided parents? Can Delilah thrive in her dark and silent world? Travel along as they encounter tragedy and those who touch their lives in extraordinary ways. There are no doubts that all will be well ... When Delilah smiles.

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Book title: When Delilah Smiles (paperback)
Book author: Sunnie Day
Publisher: Laurus Books
Published: July 17, 2012
ISBN: 13: 978-1-938526-12-1
Price: $12.95 at Amazon

Sunnie Day
Sunnie Day's Biography: (From the author's Amazon page)

I was raised in the military and spent most of my adult life associated with the military life, traveling to many places stateside and overseas. Having raised four beautiful children, they have now graced me with four amazing grandchildren.

I enrolled in nursing school rather late in life, but after 18 years of a wonderful career in nursing, I retired this year. There was a time in my life, over 30 years ago, that I loved to write but somehow it was put on the back burner until this past year.

These past two years have been a whirlwind as I began to put my pen to page. The words began to flow from me like a fast moving river, bringing with it many new adventures that I never dreamed.

I published my first children's book called "Sunnie and her Peeps." The inspiration came from retiring and raising raising six chickens. I then found myself publishing a few eBooks and have a new book on the horizon called "When Delilah Smiles" that will be coming out soon.

I enjoy my new found love as a creative writer and find my days are filled with many inspirations to draw from. My greatest hope is that my writing inspires and encourages others. 

Other Books by Sunnie Day:
Sunnie and Her Peeps
The Insignificant Penny
Train to Nowhere
Au revoir Stilettos
The Magical Victrola
The Reluctant Good Son
Sunnie's Inanimates Speak
Saving Bluebell
God's Playbook


  1. Beautiful review, Sannel! I have this book on my wishlist since the day it was published, so sooner or later I am going to order it. Have a wonderful day :)

  2. Thank you, Martie. Yes, I'm glad I finally was able to order this book. My wishlist has grown rather big with all the talented hub authors. I'm just not in the position to buy them all at once. Whenever you get the chance to read it, I know you'll love this book, as much as I did.
    Hugs from me and Sweden :)

  3. Sannel, you are a marvel and a wonder. This is such a nice review. I could not agree with you more that the story is sure to bring tears and also deliver joy.

  4. Dearest Sannel,
    Just yesterday I read your review for Delilah. I cannot tell you how appreciative I am that you bought a book and did such a beautiful review. Mike sent me your link here and again I was moved to tears. You are such a gracious and beautiful soul for doing this for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It truly was lovely in every way. God bless you my dear friend,
    Much love,

  5. Mike, thank you for those kind words. I understand, you had something to do with this story being published in the first place, and I'm truly glad for that. Otherwise, we would have missed out on a simply beautiful and emotional read. Sunnie Day is a wonderful author, and I can't wait to read each and every one of her books.
    Always a pleasure to have you stop by, my friend.
    Thank you and God Bless,

  6. Sunnie, it is I who should be thanking you. Thank you for bringing wonderful reading into this world. "When Delilah Smiles" is such a beautiful and heart-gripping read. I just wanted to share my thoughts on this book, and how much I truly enjoyed reading it. I appreciate a good read, and I definitely appreciated every single page in this book. Sunnie, please, never stop what you do!
    Thank you for your lovely visit, and especially for the kind words that I won’t forget anytime soon.
    God Bless!
    My love and Hugs,

  7. What a wonderful review, Sannel! I certainly expect people will want to read Sunnie's book after reading this review. It seems you've got a knack for writing intriguing book reviews too! I'm sure Sunnie will appreciate it greatly. Great job!

  8. Rick, thank you for those lovely words. Well, when books are as intriguing and eloquent written, like Sunnie Day's books, it's not hard to write a review. Thank you for your constant support and taking time to visit. Take care, my friend!

  9. Fantastic review of a delightful book by Sunnie. I read this and absolutely loved it from cover to cover. In fact, just holding the book in my hands was inspiring. You've done a beautiful review here of Sunnie's work. I shared the book with my mom and she loved it too! She is so impressed that I know people like you and Sunnie and Maria who are published authors. I'm so thrilled to see this review here. Peg

  10. Peggy, oh, thank you for those beautiful and kind words. Yes, I'm sure anyone who reads this book, will just fall in love with it. I definitely did!!
    Well, I'm not a published author yet. I'm working on it though, and I hope, in the near future, my dream will come true.
    Thank you for your visit and time. It's truly appreciated!


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