Review (Plus Giveaway): As the Light Fades by Catherine West

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for As the Light Fades by Catherine West, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


High Res-As the Light FadesTitle: As the Light Fades
Author: Catherine West
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

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.

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High Res-As the Light Fades

What a powerful book! These pages were full of broken people, heartbreaking situations, and even fear for the future. But despite the heavy topics covered in this novel, I never felt weighed down with sadness. Instead, I kept eagerly turning the pages of this captivating story to see how things would work out for these characters.

I thought the romance between Liz and Matthew was just right. Matthew was so caring toward Liz and careful to ty to make her feel safe and worthy.

Matthew’s niece, Mia, was hard to like at first. She was full of anger and resentment. However, as her story slowly unfurled, I couldn’t help but want the best for her.

I was fascinated with the chapters that included Drake Carlisle’s point of view. It was altogether heartbreaking and humorous to read his thoughts as he navigated the world of Alzheimer’s.

There was so much more to this story, family dynamics and problems that seemed insurmountable. I thought the author did a great job of weaving everything together. I wasn’t ready for this book to end when I turned the final page!

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.



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

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


(1) winner will receive a $75 Amazon gift card from the author!


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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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13 Responses to Review (Plus Giveaway): As the Light Fades by Catherine West

  1. kim hansen says:

    Sounds good, new author for me.

  2. christy41970 says:

    I love when authors give us tough subjects to read about yet give us a feeling of hope at the same time.

  3. carhicks says:

    I also loved this story. Catherine West did an amazing job dealing with very difficult subjects in a way that gives hope yet does not hide the effects.

  4. Melissa Andres says:

    I’m really looking forward to reading this story. It sounds so great!

  5. Lelia Reynolds says:

    I love Catherine’s books. Thank you for sharing.

  6. pattymh2000 says:

    I would love to read one of Catherine’s books! I don’t mind a book dealing with tough subjects.

  7. Debbie P says:

    This book sounds like a really great read.

  8. carylkane says:

    Catherine is one of my must read authors! I’m excited to read this one.

  9. Chanel M. says:

    Wonderful review! This story sounds complex and really good. Thanks for sharing!

  10. slehan says:

    It looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  11. Lori R says:

    This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading.

  12. This book sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing your review!

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