Saturday, February 23, 2019

TLC Book Tour Book Review: How The Light Gets In

Author: Jolina Petersheim
Title: How The Light Gets In
Publisher: Tyndale
Publish Date: March 4, 2019
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: "Compellingly woven by Jolina Petersheim's capable pen, How the Light Gets In follows a trail of grief toward healing, leading to an impossible choice--what is best when every path will hurt someone?" --Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

From the highly acclaimed author of The Outcast and The Alliance comes an engrossing novel about marriage and motherhood, loss and moving on.

When Ruth Neufeld's husband and father-in-law are killed working for a relief organization overseas, she travels to Wisconsin with her young daughters and mother-in-law Mabel to bury her husband. She hopes the Mennonite community will be a quiet place to grieve and piece together next steps.

Ruth and her family are welcomed by Elam, her husband's cousin, who invites them to stay at his cranberry farm through the harvest. Sifting through fields of berries and memories of a marriage that was broken long before her husband died, Ruth finds solace in the beauty of the land and healing through hard work and budding friendship. She also encounters the possibility of new love with Elam, whose gentle encouragement awakens hopes and dreams she thought she'd lost forever.

But an unexpected twist threatens to unseat the happy ending Ruth is about to write for herself. On the precipice of a fresh start and a new marriage, Ruth must make an impossible decision: which path to choose if her husband isn't dead after all.

Review: It has been a long time since I read a book that really made me feel just about every emotion there is. This book was stunning and one that I really got lost in.

Ruth is a wonderful character, but it is Elam that I really loved, the Mennonite cranberry farmer, she meets when she stays with her mother in law in Wisconsin.

There is a plot twist towards the end that is absolutely mind boggling.

I adored this story, it was a different type of Christian fiction from what I usually read. I usually am used to reading Amish fiction so it was interesting to read a story with Mennonites.

This was a fabulous read!

Rating: 5 flowers


Jolina Petersheim said...

Thank you for your kind review!

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