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Summer Light Mass Market Paperback – 1 May 2002

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 479 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; Reprint edition (May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553582658
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553582659
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 2.7 x 17.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,219,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"ÝI¨n this enchanting, heartfelt tale, ÝRice¨ showcases her considerable talent.... A warm and illuminating summer read, this poignant tale of love, loss and reconciliation will have readers hitting the bookstores on the way to the beaches."
-- "Publishers Weekly"

Praise for the novels of Luanne Rice:
Follow the Stars Home
"Addictive ... irresistible."
-- "People"
"The novel's theme -- love's miraculous ability to heal -- has the ingredients to warm readers' hearts."
-- "Publishers Weekly"
"ÝA¨ story of love and redemption ... tender and poignant."
-- "Booklist"
Cloud Nine
"Elegant ... Rice hooks the reader on the first page."
-- "The Hartford Courant"
"A tightly paced story that is hard to put down ... Rice's message remains a powerful one: the strength of precious family ties can ultimately set things right."
-- "Publishers Weekly"
Home Fires
"Exciting, emotional, terrific. What more could you want from a late-summer read?"
-- "The New York Times Book Review"
"Compelling ... poignant ... riveting."
-- "The Hartford Advocate"
Blue Moon
"A rare combination of realism and romance."
-- "The New York Times Book Review"
"Eloquent ... A moving and complete tale of the complicated phenomenon we call family."
-- "People"

"From the Hardcover edition."

" [I]n this enchanting, heartfelt tale, [Rice] showcases her considerable talent.... A warm and illuminating summer read, this poignant tale of love, loss and reconciliation will have readers hitting the bookstores on the way to the beaches."
-- "Publishers Weekly"

Praise for the novels of Luanne Rice:
Follow the Stars Home
" Addictive ... irresistible."
-- "People"
" The novel' s theme -- love' s miraculous ability to heal -- has the ingredients to warm readers' hearts."
-- "Publishers Weekly"
" [A] story of love and redemption ... tender and poignant."
-- "Booklist"
Cloud Nine
" Elegant ... Rice hooks the reader on the first page."
-- "The Hartford Courant"
" A tightly paced story that is hard to put down ... Rice' s message remains a powerful one: the strength of precious family ties can ultimately set things right."
-- "Publishers Weekly"
Home Fires
" Exciting, emotional, terrific. What more could you want from a late-summer read?"
-- "The New York Times Book Review"
" Compelling ... poignant ... riveting."
-- "The Hartford Advocate"
Blue Moon
" A rare combination of realism and romance."
-- "The New York Times Book Review"
" Eloquent ... A moving and complete tale of the complicated phenomenon we call family."
-- "People"

"From the Hardcover edition."

"[I]n this enchanting, heartfelt tale, [Rice] showcases her considerable talent.... A warm and illuminating summer read, this poignant tale of love, loss and reconciliation will have readers hitting the bookstores on the way to the beaches."
-- Publishers Weekly

Praise for the novels of Luanne Rice:
Follow the Stars Home

"Addictive ... irresistible."
-- People
"The novel's theme -- love's miraculous ability to heal -- has the ingredients to warm readers' hearts."
-- Publishers Weekly
"[A] story of love and redemption ... tender and poignant."
-- Booklist
Cloud Nine

"Elegant ... Rice hooks the reader on the first page."
-- The Hartford Courant
"A tightly paced story that is hard to put down ... Rice's message remains a powerful one: the strength of precious family ties can ultimately set things right."
-- Publishers Weekly
Home Fires

"Exciting, emotional, terrific. What more could you want from a late-summer read?"
-- The New York Times Book Review
"Compelling ... poignant ... riveting."
-- The Hartford Advocate
Blue Moon

"A rare combination of realism and romance."
-- The New York Times Book Review
"Eloquent ... A moving and complete tale of the complicated phenomenon we call family."
-- People

From the Hardcover edition.

From the Inside Flap

When it comes to love and family, the things you can't see are what matter most of all.
Bestselling novelist Luanne Rice has inspired the devotion of readers everywhere with her "rare combination of realism and romance."("The New York Times Book Review) Now she presents her most magical novel to date, an entrancing story of love at first sight, the true meaning of family, and angels right here on earth.
May Taylor works as a wedding planner, passing on the timeless traditions of her grandmother and mother. The Taylor women have always believed in the presence of magic in everyday life--especially the simple magic of true love and family. Yet May's own faith in true love was shattered when she was abandoned by the father of her child. Still, she finds joy in raising her daughter Kylie, a very special five-year-old who sees and hears things that others cannot. . .
Martin Cartier is a professional hockey player and sports legend. His father, a champion, taught him to play to win--at all costs. Now Martin's success veils a core of heartache, rage, and isolation. Yet Kylie glimpses the transcendent role Martin will play in May's life and her own--unless his past tears their blossoming love apart. Then only Kylie will see the way home--and only May will be able to lead them there, if she can believe in magic once more.

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I have to say I enjoyed reading this, a good escapist romance but there wasn't enough drama during the course of the book hence the three star rating. There is a twist in the narrative which grabbed me from the first chapter but disappointingly it doesn't really develop that well.

A famous hockey player falls for a homely single mother. Their romance opens old wounds from his past and loss of his own child. It is a touchy subject which he doesn't like talking about. As the story progresses, he starts having trouble with his eyesight and fears that he is going blind.

Would recommend it if you are in the mood for a smooth, gentle romance, simple plot. A good summer read.
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars 60 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed reading the book 20 April 2017
By Norma J Westwick - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoyed reading the book. Some of it was predictable but I liked the way the author kept you wondering about what was going on with a couple of the characters in the book.
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars 3 Oct. 2016
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just something to pass the time... 5 Oct. 2013
By Kim Ann - Published on Amazon.com
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The story line is predictable and bland. It was okay for a light read, but even the descriptive paragraphs about the settings weren't all that impressive. It passed the time, but it didn't really add anything to my life. This is the first Luanne Rice book I've read. I hesitate to read another, but I may just to see if another one is any better. Some of my friends like her books, which is why I tried this one. If the next one I try is pretty much the same, I won't spend any more valuable reading time on any more of her novels.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbeleivably Touching and Romantic 3 Sept. 2001
By MaryannJr - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I'd only read one other Luanne Rice title before picking up "Summer Light", and although I enjoyed it (Firefly Beach), Summer Light has it beaten, hands down . It's truly been a while since I got up early to continue reading a book, but I did it for this one. This book was fantastic.It had everything. May Taylor is a quiet, reserved woman, making the best out of a life that has left her dissappointed too many times. To top it all off, her daughter Kylie is 'gifted' with the ability to talk to, and see, angels. It is through Kylie's frequent trips to various doctors and specialists that May meet hockey legend Martin Cartier.One of Kylie's 'angels' tells her that Martin needs their help, and they need him. After a chance meeting and a freak accident, May and Martin find themselves so deeply in love it seems that nothing can tear them apart.
As always happens in the books we love the most, reality is a nasty presense in the lives of our fictional heros, and May, Martin and Kylie must all face their own demons. Struggling to build their family and protect their future, the Cartier's must make their peace with the past.
By the last three chapter of 'Summer Light' I was constantly dabbing at the tears. I was totally touched by Ms. Rice's story, and found little Natalie to be as real as any other character in the book. This is a book I will HAVE to lend to friends, because I know how much they will enjoy it. And I know that I'll be keeping "Summer Light" handy enough to read again soon. Great characters, great story, great romance, great, great ending. Need I say more =:)
5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful novel 21 Nov. 2016
By Printophile - Published on Amazon.com
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Few writers make their characters as real and their stories as touching as Rice.
Her books almost always move me. Mary's love Martin is a difficult man with a lot of anger and a lot to learn to forgive.
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