What Light

By Jay Asher

Source: Received from the publisher

Series: n/a

Received from the publisher, for free, for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Publication Date: October 18, 2016

Published by Razorbill

My Rating: three-half-stars

What Light

Cover image and summary from Goodreads:

Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.

Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.

By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.

What Light is a love story that’s moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable.

I picked this up right after Donald Trump was elected US President, and while I was really sick. I hoped this book would be a fun distraction from all of that, plus it’s Christmas themed! I love Christmas!

For the most part, this was a really cute, charming story. I liked reading about Sierra’s life being partially spent on a Christmas tree farm. I felt for her, the way she had to split her life between two places.

I liked the romance and the friendships. I didn’t fall in love with the book, but I enjoyed it. Recommended – especially for those looking for some holiday reading!

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