Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Release Day! A Light Last Seen by Grace Greene ~ My Thoughts #ALightLastSeen

Release Day!


Congrats Grace
on the release today of
A Light Last Seen!

A Light Last Seen by Grace Greene
320 pages
Published February 11th 2020 by Kersey Creek Books

Chasing happiness and finding joy are two very different things as Jaynie Highsmith is discovering. Can she give up searching for the one and reclaim the other? Or is she fated to repeat the mistakes her mother made?

Jaynie Highsmith grew up in Cub Creek on Hope Road, the irony of which the name, Hope never failed to escape her. After a difficult childhood, she is desperate to leave her hometown and her unpleasant memories behind her and make a new life. She is determined to be the best version of herself she can create, but when she takes off she also leaves and forgets important parts of her past and herself.

The new life is everything she wants, or so she thinks until she finds herself repeating the same mistakes her mother made. Is Jaynie destined for unhappiness? Is it like mother, like daughter? Did running away only delay the unhappiness she is feels destined for?

Seventeen years after leaving home, Jaynie needs a new fresh start and returning to Cub Creek is necessary, but she is determined that the visit will be as short as possible and then she'll be out and free again. However, a longer stay may be vital to her future because if she has any hope of changing her destiny, Jaynie must reconcile the past she turned her back on with her present.

My thoughts about A Light Last Seen ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"Time and memories are fluid. Just when you think the artifacts of your past have been carefully packed always and left securely behind, the ghosts of themthe memoriesgrab you like quicksand and suck you right back into what you wanted to forget. The present is never free of the past."

This is such an amazingly beautiful story about family, resilience, acceptance, forgiveness, growth, and love. As with all of Grace's stories, I was immediately swept up in the world she created and became immersed in Jayne's life.

Jayne had a rough life growing up, with a mother who was not always there for her. So when she had a chance to get out of there, she took it. Years later, she has to come back home and relive some of those bad memories. But she also discovers some of the good from that time as well.

A Light Last Seen captured my heart from the very first lines and let me escape my life for a little bit. I loved everything about this book and loved watching Jayne work through her past to find happiness in her present.

Thank you to Grace Greene for the ARC of A Light Last Seen. This is my honest opinion of the book.

About the author

Grace Greene writes fiction with romance, suspense and inspiration ~ The Emerald Isle, NC Stories Series includes Beach Rental, Beach Winds, Beach Wedding, along with the Christmas novellas, Beach Christmas and Beach Walk. Her Virginia books are Women's Fiction with romance, suspense and mystery. Most are set in rural Cub Creek and include her bestselling The Memory of Butterflies and The Happiness In Between which were released in 2017. Three new Cub Creek books were released in 2019 - The Wildflower House Series: Wildflower Heart, Wildflower Hope and Wildflower Christmas.

Grace is also an artist and photographer and these interests show up on the pages of the stories. She lives in central Virginia. ~ Goodreads

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