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.
AS THE LIGHT FADES by Catherine West is a stand alone novel but it does feature some of the people from The Things We Knew. I haven’t read that one yet and wasn’t lost at all while reading this wonderful story. Liz Carlisle finds herself back in Nantucket after her perfect life in New York City has exploded. She returns to her family estate which happens to be under major renovations and she knows she must find somewhere else to live for a while. Enter Matthew Stone! He has a cottage for rent and even though he knows Liz has some major baggage, he really needs the money. He is the caretaker for his niece, Mia and he finds himself failing miserably. Maybe Liz would be good to have around for Mia. Only Liz hasn’t the time for teenagers.
Catherine West has a way of pulling you in and never letting you go! She will get you emotionally invested in all of her characters, where you feel as if they are “real” people that you know. The community of Nantucket is filled with likable characters that you could see yourself becoming friends with. The women are strong and faithful to their families and the men are always trying to help them out. AS THE LIGHT FADES is going to put you right in the middle of Liz’s life as she tries to find her inner peace. She finds herself becoming friends with Matthew and even his unruly niece, Mia. Mia has been through so much in her young life, that I instantly felt a need to protect her and help her make sense of what was happening.
AS THE LIGHT FADES deals with some pretty big issues, Alzheimers, trust issues, abuse, self harm, abandonment, and dis functional families. The peek into these characters lives shows you how people deal differently with their problems. Sometimes it’s funny and other times it left a lump in my throat. I mean seriously, how can you not fall in love with these people and get all up in their business?
AS THE LIGHT FADES is filled with family, new beginnings, trying to move on from the past, love and loss. This story is a very heart tugging tale in Nantucket and I loved every minute of it. The pages aren’t filled with romance but there is some of it. You will be believing in happily ever after and finding yourself wanting to pack you bags and moving to this charming beach town. The positive female relationships that these women share will make you want to go out and make some new friends. As always, another wonderful story from Catherine West. She is now an auto read author for me and I can’t wait to read her older books I haven’t gotten to yet.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from JustRead Publicity Tours. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.
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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