What Light is the December book club book of the month. I literally finished it two minutes before writing this, and just wow.
I don’t usually read contemporaries, because 1. I just don’t usually like them as much as I like fantasy, and 2. it’s beyond hard to find ones that don’t have the f-word and/or sex out of wedlock. So I was so excited to find out that this was clean. And it was amazing. I loved it.
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.
I loved everything- the characters, the plot, and, of course, the romance. So if you haven’t picked up a holiday book yet, get this one.