As The Light Fades
Sometimes we’re placed in the strangest of circumstances for the most important reasons.
After her carefully constructed life crumbles, Liz Carlisle finds herself back on Nantucket, picking up the pieces. With the family estate under renovations, the solitude she craves seems out of reach.
Matthew Stone intends to steer clear of his new tenant. She’s carrying a load of baggage, but as long as she pays the rent, he’ll let her be. He’s got enough to deal with caring for his wayward niece, Mia.
Liz doesn’t have time for teenagers and her track record with men is abysmal, but an unlikely friendship forms between the three.
When her former boyfriend is charged with assault, Liz is called to testify against him. But he knows the darkest secrets of her life—secrets she’d hoped to keep buried forever, and he’s ready to reveal them. Telling the truth is the right thing to do, but it may cost her everything she’s worked so hard for, and all she’s come to love.
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Praise for As the Light Fades
"Catherine West writes from the heart, and always leads her readers through an emotional journey."
—Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
"As the Light Fades tackles addiction and abuse with a gentleness and lyricism that softens the topics while teaching empathy with just as much grace. This is a story not to be missed!"
—Jolina Petersheim, bestselling author of How the Light Gets In.
"Catherine West works the different layers of As the Light Fades like the true artist she is, painting a powerful story with subtle hues of heartbreak and love, unforgiveness and grace, brokenness and new beginnings."
—Beth K. Vogt, Christy Award-winning author
"An affecting and moving saga of two families, of their heartfelt destinies. It gives insights to the drama happening behind the closed doors, and to the salvation from the past, to the right timing in life to finding your path."
—Books & Spoons review ~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
"It's a story of relationships and family drama--the good, the bad, and the exasperating!--but also of two women struggling to emerge from the shadow of physical and sexual abuse, once again demonstrating that West is able to broach tough topics with both sensitivity and authenticity."
—Fiction Aficionado review