Turn Toward the Sun

Discover the joy of embracing life as it comes

If recent world events have taught us anything, it’s that life doesn’t always look the way we want it to look. And while we can’t control the curveballs life throws at us, we can control our response to them. We can choose to loosen our grip on what we think life is “supposed” to be and embrace life for exactly what it is–messiness and mayhem and all. We can choose to stubbornly turn toward the sun, even as the storm rages around us. That surrender is where true happiness and peace lie.

With insights born from her own hard-won battles, Mandy Hale turns her attention (and her sizable wit) to showing you what she’s learned about letting go of the desire to control everything in life. With the honesty and authenticity she’s known for, Mandy inspires you to stop striving, live in the moment, sit with your experiences, and trust God with the unknown.

If you’ve felt depleted or despairing as you’ve wrestled with circumstances beyond your control, you will find in Mandy a kind and trustworthy guide through the storm.

What people are saying about Turn Toward the Sun


Mandy Hale never misses a (heart)beat! Her latest lessons in Turn toward the Sun bring essential clarity to love and life among the post-2020 confusion. No platitudes, just perspective, perseverance, purpose, and peace. Mandy faces life’s hurts and challenges head-on–possibly her bravest move yet. And the gift to her readers is knowing we can do it too.

Tiffany Griffith – Atlanta journalist by day; hopeless romantic by night; lover of live music, cupcakes, and Gator football in the in-between times


Turn toward the Sun is a down-to-earth guidebook for shifting your perspective to the light, no matter how hard life hits you. Like getting together with a best friend who really sees me and accepts me right where I’m at, this book made me laugh, cry, and hope again. It’s sure to become your favorite quotable inspiration.

Cindy (Goyette) Cook – Nashville single mom, grandmother, wellness coach, motivator, and former break dancer; #SeeYouAtTheFinishLine


If you’ve read any of Mandy Hale’s books, you know she has a gift for putting things in a way that makes her readers feel not only seen but in good company. In her latest release, Turn toward the Sun, she does that and more, sharing a mixture of personal stories and biblical references that made me as a reader exclaim, ‘Yes! All of THIS!’ several times while reading it.

Jenae Ivy – a girl in Maryland, believing the best is still yet to come


Raw. Real. Encouraging. In Turn toward the Sun, Mandy paints a refreshing picture of a renewed perspective. After 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic, this book is a true breath of fresh air. It challenges me to be present and own every moment while enjoying every part of right now. Mandy’s message strengthens my faith and reinforces my perspective in who God has called me to be.

Chris Osmore – creative professional in Kerrville, Texas


I have read every book Mandy Hale has written–some more than once–and I’ve loved every single one. But this one spoke to my soul in a way no book ever has before. Much like sitting in my church listening to my pastor do a Sunday morning sermon, every word I read felt like it was directed solely at me. To be able to live in the what is and not in the what if is something I hope I can put into practice in the coming year. Mandy’s transparency and honesty are not only inspiring; they’re authentic. Somehow each book she writes tops the last one, but this one blew me away!

Danielle Jenkins – (almost) forty-one and embracing the present one day at a time in speck-on-the-map Pine Prairie, Louisiana


I’ve been reading/following Mandy Hale for almost ten years now, and her books consistently speak to me. Her words are balm for the soul. In particular, with Turn toward the Sun, if you’re struggling with the what if vs. the what is of life, I encourage you to grab a hot cup of cocoa and settle in on the couch for a comforting read. Mandy’s words will bring you peace of mind, which we all need more of these days.

Alisen James – forty-five and embracing what is in San Diego, California

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