Nick Roma and new love Rachel Moreau, Nick’s brother Jack, and Jack’s cardiologist wife Melinda, create unlikely bonds to survive after a worldwide catastrophic solar event called a Coronal Mass Ejection or CME. Would the region descend into chaos and strife or rise above intractable inconveniences to create a new, ordered society? You’ll find yourself wondering how you and your loved ones would face such a challenge.
Author Lizbeth Novelliere was living on Merritt Island, Florida, not far from the Kennedy Space Center when she wrote The Day the Sun Cried, A Spacecoast Adventure.
During a hurricane, her work as a hospital Critical Care Respiratory Therapist gave inspiration to the story. She realized should the catastrophic Solar Super Storm happen in the near future, our emergency systems, hospitals, GPS systems, electrical grids, cars with computer systems, and the normalcy of our daily existence would be severely challenged. Computers, satellites, gasoline pumps, even flush toilets wouldn’t work. She realized Edward Deming’s “Just in Time” philosophy could leave essential facilities short of basic necessities with no way to restock.
The Day the Sun Cried, a Spacecoast Adventure was a contender for the Pulitzer Prize in 2014.
- June G. Dale of Summerfield, Florida said: Nick Roma and new love Rachel Moreau, Nick’s brother Jack and Jack’ cardiologist wife Melinda, create unlikely bonds to survive after a worldwide catastrophic solar event. Would the region descend into chaos and strife or rise above intractable inconveniences to create a new, ordered society? You’ll find yourself wondering how you and your loved ones would face such a challenge.
- Edward Keck of Melbourne, Florida, author of Island Park said: When the inevitable solar event exceeding all expectations happens, an ill-prepared Earth populace is forever changed. The solar storm destroys the normal routines of life as everyone knew them. A good read.
- Sherrie Flanagan of Sebastian, Florida said: An absorbing, inventive tale rendered in fine, original prose. A great story that will keep you tossing aside bookmarks and flipping pages until you are done.
- Joan Hampel of Palm Bay, Florida said: My imagination soared while reading this refreshing novel. A community is forced to take a step back in time when the everyday comforts of life are unexpectedly halted. Being drawn into the various trials and tribulations of those involved was exciting. In the end, you see the best in human nature come together in a very positive way.
- Robin Sauer Litman of Melbourne, Florida said: Enthralling and vivid . . . Frighteningly credible. We are made to live in the very presence of dreadful happenings and learn what a catastrophe of such magnitude could do to America.
- Julie Krawchuck of Albuquerque, New Mexico said: A modern-day adventure which will make you rethink your current way of life. Well worth the read, and will leave you wanting more.
- Carol said: This was a very thought provoking book about how society would handle a total loss of communication, electrical power and all the devices and security that go along with it. The author did excellent research on solar storms, hurricane survival, and the plants and animals native to the Florida coastline where the book takes place. The plot develops quickly into how the characters in the book work together to survive. What I found most interesting about this book is it presents the idea that people can work together to help each other in a catastrophe and it avoids the cliché that society will descend into complete turmoil. The book keeps you engrossed, moves along at a fast pace and makes you wish Part Two was finished.
Joel said: I greatly enjoyed The Day the Sun Cried, A Spacecoast Adventure. I was traveling recently and decided to purchase the book. Little did I know my eyes would be glued to the ook for the entire weekend.
I chose a 5 star rating because I purchase e-books every month from different sites and it was very pleasing to find one as good as The Day the Sun Cried.
I recommend the book to all ages.
- Go Blue said: A great read! I hope they make it into a movie! Can’t wait to read the sequel! A great new author!
- Susan said: A bit predictable story line, but well written and interesting. I’d recommend highly for a teen reader who would get a taste of life before electronics.
- K. Russell said: This is an excellent first novel by Lizbeth Novelliere, a fast-paced story with likable characters caught in a global catastrophe. We meet high-functioning professionals with personal problems the seem to fade as communications and refrigeration—including air conditioning—shut down in homes, workplaces, and even a hospital in Florida. The real pleasure of reading this story, for me, is in seeing how the characters deal with this situation and show previously hidden sides of themselves. The story affirms the human race as flawed but highly resourceful beings who can work together in the face of disaster, and even in a drastically changed world. I agree with the customer review envisioning a movie version—this story would indeed make a good movie!
Readership for The Day the Sun Cried Adults and High School Students.
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- FIC002000 FICTION / Action & Adventure
- FIC028020 FICTION / Science Fiction/Hard Science Fiction