Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for As the Light Fades by Catherine West, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: 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.
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!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
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
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