Dappled Sunshine portrays life at its premium. Sunshine eludes the Thorne family as areas of shade smother their happiness and attempt to dampen their spirits. But hope springs eternal for every suffering soul as the Holy Spirit gives life and comfort in the most dreadful of times. The family’s joy is replenished through their contact with nature. Gradually, the Thornes’ pain is softened with new hope and with the realisation that life is indeed a journey from which one cannot escape. This enables them to continue with their hearts replenished with love and gratitude.
Gracie Thorne began writing Dappled Sunshine in her late forties, after moving with her two adopted children and brain-injured husband to Ireland from South Africa. She has been described as deeply sensitive to the needs of others, always putting them first. Finally, she decided to put herself first in order to survive the conflicting emotions brought about by tragedies in her own life and her family’s life. This true-life story brings a message of deep hope, victory, and long-suffering, mixed with humour and fond memories of the author’s early childhood in Rhodesia. The message will inspire you and remind you never to give up hope, no matter how deeply you sink into depression and suicidal thinking after experiencing an unrecoverable loss. You are worth the fight. You are eternal and not as alone as you think you are.