The Light at Dawn by K. L. Montgomery – Review by Natalie Hanley

The Light at DawnThe Light at Dawn by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A heart-breaking opening to what turned into a powerful novel. I was in tears in the first 5 minutes. It reminded me of a Nicholas Sparks novel, the language was so descriptive and emotive. I loved the characters of Angelia and Mark were so well thought-out, the reader could not help but identify and empathise with them.
Angelia is living a happy family life in upstate New York with husband Dean and three children Jarren, Riley and Evan. After a run-of-the-mill morning, something so unbelievable and unpredictable happens that will change their worlds forever.
Mark is a single father to Ashleigh, a promising swimming star, and is a fully paid member of the NRA. His world is blown apart in a single morning, never to be the same again.
When Angelia and Mark cross paths, neither can deny the attraction, but nor can they deny their differences in opinion.
The story is told from both their points of view and this is an intriguing way to find out what they are both feeling. I found this book a rollercoaster of emotions and liked the way Angelia and Mark’s strong opinions were upheld rather than criticised. Neither of them was wrong, they were entitled to their own beliefs.
The book covers a difficult subject matter which is treated thoughtfully and gently. This gentleness takes away none of the impact of the book. I absolutely loved it. I devoured it in 1 day and had to take a break from reading for a couple of days to get over the book hangover!

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