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Get Ready to Read “Splinters of Light” {Giveaway}

March 12, 2015

It’s been forever since I’ve done a book spotlight and giveaway! But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading (you can check out the list of all the books I’ve read on the Bookshelf page). I’m excited to tell you about Splinters of Light by Rachael Herron.

Here’s the description from Amazon:

splinters of lightFrom the acclaimed author of Pack Up the Moon comes a poignant and beautiful novel about love, loss, and the unbreakable bonds of family—particularly those between mothers, daughters, and sisters.

Ten years ago, Nora Glass started writing essays about being a single mother of a six-year-old daughter. Her weekly column made her a household name, and over the years, her fans have watched Ellie grow from a toddler to a teenager.

But now Nora is facing a problem that can’t be overcome. Diagnosed with a devastating disease that will eventually take away who she is, she is scared for herself, but even more frightened about what this will mean for her sixteen-year-old daughter.

Now Nora has no choice but to let go of her hard-won image as a competent, self-assured woman, and turn to the one person who has always relied on her: her twin sister, Mariana. Nora and Mariana couldn’t be more different from one another, and they’ve always had a complicated relationship. But now the two sisters will have to summon the strength to help them all get through a future none of them could have ever imagined, while uncovering the joy and beauty that was always underneath.

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this story! It was easy for me to relate to Nora because she’s a writer who published about parenting her daughter. And being one of four sisters, I’m always up for a good sister story. I also liked the structure of this book, which included Nora’s essays sprinkled throughout the chapters. I don’t want to give anything away. But suffice it to say, I definitely recommend Splinters of Light!

GIVEAWAY: I have one copy of Splinters of Light to give to one lucky reader. To be entered to win, leave a comment telling me what you’re currently reading. The giveaway closes Monday, March 16 at 5 pm Pacific time. 

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Splinters of Light to review for this blog post.  All opinions are my own and I only endorse books that I am proud to recommend to others.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2015 10:25 am


    I can’t keep up with you. I’m still reading “The Marriage Plot”, which, now that I’m halfway through, I cannot put down. I love hearing about what other people are reading so this is one of my favorite topics.

    Thank you!


  2. March 12, 2015 11:15 am

    I’m reading too many things at once: Gone Girl for book club; Foster Girl for research; The Mapmaker’s Children (because I’m so excited); and I’m halfway through March, an oldie-but-goodie historical Pulitzer!

    This book sounds wonderful. Hope you’re well, Leah.

  3. Carl permalink
    March 14, 2015 10:59 am

    This sounds like a really good story, I’m sure we’d both enjoy it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. Right now I’m reading The Martian by Andy Weir, I’d highly recommend it.


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