Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.
This week, I am featuring:
Hold the Light
by: April McGowan
If you have not heard of Hold the Light by April McGowan, I implore you to buy a copy of her novel today. April’s writing is fantastic, and this story is excellent. This book ripped my heart in two!
Here’s the premise for this book: Amber, a prolific artist and art teacher, is suddenly going blind. What is she going to do? How is she going to adapt to life as it throws her into a path that seems to take everything away from her?
This book is just amazing. I was right there with Amber as she went through her ups, downs, and denials about her new path. And her best friend, Shannon, is a perfect best friend. She is there to support Amber through this horrible time, but she also won’t sugar coat things for Amber. When Amber needs a shoulder, Shannon is there. When Amber needs a wake-up call, Shannon is there. It’s a beautiful and very realistic friendship.
And then, there is Ethan. Ethan is swoonalicious and wonderful. That’s all I’m saying about him! Go get the book!!!
To read my full review of this fantastic novel, click HERE.
About the Book
To an artist, the light is everything. So what is Amber supposed to do when facing blindness?
Amber spent her life adapting first to being abandoned by her birth mother as a toddler, and then to the death of her adoptive father in her teen years. Now she’s moved past all that, loving life as an independent woman: she has a job as an art instructor and the perfect apartment.
But when a routine eye appointment reveals she’s losing her sight, life comes to a halt. Pressures come at her from all sides. Her mother, her boss, her boyfriend and her closest friend, Shannon, all have ideas about what’s best for her.
Even after her blindness counselor, Ethan, befriends her and opens her eyes to new opportunities and the possibility of a deeper relationship, one haunting question remains: How could the God she loved all her life turn everything upside down again?
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!
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