From Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, comes a romance that will break your heart, but soon have you believing again. . . .
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. @goodreads
Omg, y'all! I loved this book so much! I cried, good tears though.
put off reading this book for a year and then one of my book groups is
reading it this month and I jumped on board. I had NO IDEA that I would
love it this much. Sometimes I just love those sentimental, sweet and
Sierra's parents own a tree farm. It's what
Sierra has known all of her life. They live in Oregon but ever year they
take trees out to California where they have had a lot for many moons.
It was in the family from back in the day. Sierra has special
arrangements with her school to do work from CA and send it back to
Oregon because they are out there from Thanksgiving to Christmas. (I
wanted to own a tree farm when I was younger)
helps work at the lot of course. They also have a lot of school kids
working there. One of the guys has a crush on Sierra but no, just no.
best friend Heather and her family live there and they all hang out and
have the holidays together. They have all known each other since they
were little. Sierra and Heather even plant some trees up on the mountain
as a little thing <-- read the book.
Sierra also has two
best friends at home that hate to see her go, but this has happened for
years on end. Unfortunately, this may be the last year they will be able
to go because they are not making enough money any more. You know, the
big guys are pushing them out. =(
Anyway, Sierra meets a
wonderful guy named Caleb at the lot. He keeps coming and buying trees.
Well, Heather tells Sierra she doesn't want to get involved with him
because of something dangerous he did when he was younger. Some people
make mistakes, get over it. Sierra doesn't listen to Heather and finds a
wonderful love in Caleb. He also buys all of these trees to give to
people that can't afford them and Sierra starts going with him on some
of the trips to take them to the people. It melted my heart. I love
reading about people doing good works.
There is a lot with Caleb's past and Sierra helps to mend some things for Caleb and I loved that too.
really a truly bittersweet story. Yes, it's young adult, I love young
adult so it doensn't matter to me. It's got so many family things that I
just love and it's Christmas. My second favorite holiday of the year ♥
I'm so glad I got to read it and the hardback is now on my Amazon wishlist ♥