Review: As the Light Fades

Happy Tuesday, Reader Friends!

I hope your having a great bookish week! Today I’m sharing my thoughts on Catherine West’s novel, As the Light Fades. Have you had a chance to read it yet? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

About the Book

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.

As the Light Fades is published as a standalone novel, but features some characters from one of Catherine’s earlier novels, The Things We Knew, published in 2016 by Thomas Nelson.

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My Thoughts

As the Light Fades holds elements of a story that is indicative of Catherine West’s writing style. You’ll get more than

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just a story. You’ll also get heart, life, and ultimately, hope.

I was excited to read As the Light Fades because it continues the story of the Carlisle family. I love these people! Something about their hurts resonates with me and I eagerly await to see how their journey unfolds. Elizabeth Carlisle has a world of hurt and presents a tough exterior to hide the truth.

But Matthew Stone isn’t deterred nor afraid of doing the hard work of loving. I absolutely adored him and the love he was willing to share with others.

Through Ms. West’s signature style, your emotions will be tugged and hope will be found.

All in all, an expected and enjoyable read.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley. My review was not required nor influenced.

About the Author

Catherine West writes stories of hope and healing from her island home in Bermuda. 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 have two grown children and one beautiful granddaughter. Catherine is the winner of the 2015 Grace Award (Bridge of Faith) and the Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award (The Things We Knew). Her most recent novel, The Memory of You, released March 2017 and Where Hope Begins releases in May 2018.

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