Review and Giveaway: As the Light Fades
Title: As the Light Fades
Author: Catherine West
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Book Blurb: Sometimes we’re placed in the strangest of circumstances for the most important reasons. After her carefully constructed life crumbles, Liz Carlisle finds herself back on Nantucket, picking up the pieces. With the family estate under renovations, the solitude she craves seems out of reach. Matthew Stone intends to steer clear of his new tenant. She’s carrying a load of baggage, but as long as she pays the rent, he’ll let her be. He’s got enough to deal with caring for his wayward niece, Mia. Liz doesn’t have time for teenagers and her track record with men is abysmal, but an unlikely friendship forms between the three. When her former boyfriend is charged with assault, Liz is called to testify against him. But he knows the darkest secrets of her life—secrets she’d hoped to keep buried forever, and he’s ready to reveal them. Telling the truth is the right thing to do, but it may cost her everything she’s worked so hard for, and all she’s come to love.
My Review: This was a great read! Catherine west does a fantastic job taclking some tough issues with compassion and enough lightheartedness that it makes them easier to read about. I loved how real the characters she created felt to me and how easy it was to empathize with them. This book has a Christian theme but it is light throughout the book and I think it will appeal to both christains and non-christians. Although this book does include characters from a past novel, The Things We Knew, it can easily be read as a standalone.
About the author:
Catherine West is an award-winning author of contemporary women’s fiction. When she’s not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border Collie for long walks or reading books by her favorite authors. She and her husband reside in Bermuda, and have two adult children and two beautiful granddaughters. Catherine is the winner of the 2015 Grace Award (Bridge of Faith) and a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award (The Things We Knew, 2017 and Where Hope Begins, 2019, and a Carol Award Finalist for Where Hope Begins. Her latest novel, As the Light Fades, releases September 2019.
Catherine loves to connect with her readers and can be reached at Catherine@catherinejwest.com
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*