Title: How the Light Gets In
Author: Jolina Petersheim
My rating: 5+ out of 5 stars
I have read this author’s other novels: The Midwife, The Outcast, The Alliance, and The Divide. I enjoyed each story she shared with readers, but this one for me is really the best of her work thus far. The brilliance in the story is revealed at the end which is surprising and heart-grabbing to say the least! Here is a book I would recommend to married couples which will be understood after it has been read cover to cover.
The book is raw emotion, heart-engaging and gripping to the max! Best of all it brings out the hope that lies dormant in the heart if not stirred occasionally by stories like this book. Jolina also shares her own life and heart at the end of the book to show us that all of us struggle and can battle by praying for our spouses to come out the other side changed and filled with hope.
As I read the book, at times, I was wondering why the author went the way she did with the characters’ actions or words, but the brilliance in the tale is quite bright when readers are done. I enjoyed the tough issues Jolina’s characters had to face, then cry out to God and wait for Him to act on their behalf. I didn’t want to stop reading the book because my heart wanted to know the answers to the questions asked, or the next pregnant pause that made me catch my breath as I awaited the revelation.
Jolina’s other novels are very enjoyable and I highly recommend them. How the Light Gets In though really sets this work apart from her others, and readers will be talking about it long after they are through. Get ready for a heart-pulling ride as you turn pages and then the hope that floods your soul when you understand at the end all that occurred earlier in the story. What an awesome book I am sharing with a friend and hoping you will too after you read it!
Note: The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.