Book Reviews of Summer Light

Summer Light
Summer Light
Author: Luanne Rice
ISBN-13: 9780553582659
ISBN-10: 0553582658
Publication Date: 5/2002
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 206 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Very touching story about two middle aged people finding each other and making their lives better despite their past experiences.
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Helpful Score: 3
I absolutly LOVE this book. I fell in love with it from the first chapter. It is definatly a good read, but it will get you hooked and you won't want to put it down.
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Helpful Score: 2
An unusual couple share a love surrounded by magic and good friends. Hockey lovers will love this one.
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Helpful Score: 2
very good story. I got very caught up in what was going to happen next.
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Helpful Score: 2
A man and woman, each with a heavy personal burden, are helped by each other and by a child. A touch of the unbelievable here.
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exciting,emotional,terrific,what more could you want. Keep the tissues close
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Another great read by my favorite author, Luanne Rice! It's about a wedding planner who has a little girl named Kylie, and finds herself shying away from being in a relationship, and getting married, after she is abandoned by the father of her little girl...
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This book was very well written, like all of Luanne Rice's books. I enjoyed the story line and it pulled at my heart strings and warmed my heart at the same time.
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loved it.
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Absolutely loved this story! A different storyline and smooth reading! The story follows a hockey teams lead players and makes it very interesting, even for those not involved in hockey.I had trouble putting it down and needed a tissue to finish it!.
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Excellent read! Felt like I was there watching the story unfold, powerful emotions.
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Loved it!
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I liked this book very much. A very good contempary novel
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This book is a great read. I cried in public reading it. It's such a heartwarming story about family
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Typical good Luanne Rice story.
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Great romance book, also has a hockey background setting which is very well written,
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This was a very good story with great narration. I would highly recommend.
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Think this was her best book that I have read so far!!! Really got into the story & the people involved in it. Recommend this one!
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Not a typical romance book, I couldn't stop reading it.
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This was alright but it moved fairly slow and there was never any real tension or drama in it. A light, summer read but not much substenance.
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easy reading
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I enjoyed this story because the characters were so well developed. Its a "must read" if you are reading romance novels. *smile*
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As a wedding planner May Taylor sees happy betrothed couples daily. However, that kind of happiness has evaded her. She once thought she had that kind of lasting love only to find, after telling her boyfriend she was pregnant with their child, that he was already married. May has spent the ensuing six years dealing with her business and caring for her daughter, Kylie.

Kylie is being studied by psychologists after she has experienced strange visions, one of which occurs while she and her mother are flying home from one of her psychologist visits. She tells Boston Bruins hockey star Martin Cartier, sitting ahead of them in first class, to help her and her mom. Martin has no idea what Kylie means but when the airplane crash lands, he rushes to assist Kylie and May.

Martin Cartier is the star right wing for the Boston Bruins. Known as the Gold Sledgehammer, he has his share of female admirers and has even dated a few. But they were nothing more than a classy accessory to him. When he meets May its different. Somehow he knows they were meant to be together.

As Martin begins to court May, it isnt long before she begins the feel the same way and soon the wedding planner is planning her own wedding.

But Martin has some secrets in his past. Secrets he has told no one. He also has some well-known family tragedies he is reluctant to talk about including the death of his young daughter, Natalie, and his estrangement from his father, a hockey hall of famer, now serving time in prison for racketeering.

Martin is a huge star. One who has led his team to the Stanley Cup finals several years in a row. He wants nothing more than to win the championship something that has evaded him. During hockey season he is driven he has only one thing on his mind win the championship and take the Stanley Cup away from his arch rival Nils Jorgenson.

Kylies visions have seemed to increase since Martin has come into her life. In fact, she is now seeing visions and communicating with Martins deceased daughter, Natalie. Of course, no one believes her even when she tells them she is meant to bring them together - but bring who together? And how?

Despite some uncertainties, May, Martin, and Kylie are forging a happy life together. Summers spent at Lac Vert in Canada, Martins childhood home, are nearly idyllic. However hockey injuries Martin has suffered all of his life come back to haunt him threatening everything he has learned to care about. As the old Bible verse Martins mother cross-stitched years ago And a child shall lead them comes into play, will Martin and his family get the miracle they need?

This was an enjoyable story for those who like a little of the supernatural in their stories (angels and whos to say things like this cant happen?). Kylie is really the star of this book, sort of a younger version of the character Haley Joel Osment played in The Sixth Sense.

Rice has detailed the hockey world superbly, making even this non-hockey fan wanting to watch a game, so this shouldnt be a turn-off for those who dont like stories about sports heroes. Those scenes are really a fairly small part of the book. The story is more of the relationships between husband and wife, husband and daughter, husband and stepdaughter, father and son, and even between friends.

Luanne Rice is a wonderful storyteller and her books are now on my auto-buy list. I would compare her with such wonderful authors as Kristin Hannah or Barbara Delinsky. I even spent 4th of July reading it as others around me were celebrating the holiday. SUMMER LIGHT is truly a special read and its highly recommended.
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Easy reading.Great for the beach or plane.
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Wonderful book, I love this author. I have read almost all her books. 1-5 I give it a 5
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A nice light love story! Very sweet and touching, gave me chills at times. Good book.
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Good story line about a single mother with an adorable 5 year old. She meets a professional hockey player and the story follows the trials & tribulations of their relationship.
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May Taylor is a wedding planner, carrying on the tradition of her grandmother and mother before her. Her daughter Kylie is a very special five-year old who sees and hears things that others cannot. May has lost faith in men since Kylie's father walked away from them.
Martin Cartier is a professional hockey player, who has also been betrayed by those he loved, and who has made hockey the center of his life.
The story of how these two meet, and the role that Kylie plays in bringing these two lost souls together is a very moving tale. Another winner for Luanne Rice.
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A real good set by the fire and read book.
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good book, interesting story line
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Good book about a stubborn man and a more that patient woman-isn't that they way it is? She prevails in the end!
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I REALLY ENJOY THIS AUTHOR I HAD GOTTEN AWAY FROM READING THIS KIND OF BOOK,WAS MORE INTO THRILLERS,BUT HER WRITING JUST TAKES YOU INTO THE STORY.
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In this romance novel, a spiritually gifted young girl helps two wounded adults find the path to love and happiness. Wedding planner May Taylor always believed in true love--until her heart was broken by the man who fathered Kylie, her 5-year-old daughter. May and Kylie's lives are changed forever when they meet Martin Cartier, a professional hockey player whose heart is heavy with sorrow and rage. Kylie senses there is something special about Martin, and works to help both him and her mother discover the healing, and life-affirming, powers of love.
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Story of a wedding planner and a hockey player...
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This is a really good book!!!!!!!!!!
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This book is about a wedding planner and her little girl. The little girl can see dead people but in a good way. Nice story.
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May Taylor comes from a long line of wedding planners, but she herself has never had the pleasure, although she does have her wonderful daughter, Kylie, a special child who seems to feel things more deeply than others and who sees angels. It's Kylie who brings her mother and Bruins hockey star, Martin Cartier, together. For Martin, it's love at first sight, but May is leery of relationships. She finally agrees to marriage, but life is complicated as their careers require that they live alternately in Connecticut, Canada, and Boston. May is perceived as manipulating the NHL hunk into marriage by the press and fans, while Martin struggles within the shadow of his famous estranged father, Serge, a three-time Stanley Cup champion who squandered his fortune and family with his gambling obsession. With her gift, Kylie tries to unite the family in the face of tragedy, and the prolific Rice skillfully blends romance with magic.
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a two-nighter for sure; 471 pages. a very good book. earl h., meldrim, ga.
from the back cover: 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 tru love in 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 wo 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 insolation. 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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Abandoned by the father of her child, May Taylor supports herself by her work as a gifted wedding planner with her best friend and great-aunt, carrying on the timeless traditions established by her grandmother and mother. She is a devoted mother to her daughter, Kylie - a very special child. For Kylie sees and hears things no one else can. Her unique visions will lead May to a love she never expected and a life she never imagined.

Martin Cartier is a professional hockey player and sports legend. Women everywhere respond to his charm and good looks. But Martin's polished exterior barely hides a core of rage and bitterness. Haunted by his father's negligence and the sudden death of his daughter, he strives to win at all costs.

Against all odds, May, Martin, and Kylie become a family. Gradually, May's compassion and Kylie's insight lead Martin to reveal the painful secrets of his past. But when May begins a search for Martin's estranged father, her efforts nearly destroy their relationship. Then Martin faces a threat to his career that his drive and strength cannot overcome. Only Kylie sees the way home - and only May can lead him there.
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From the Cover: 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 the way home-and May will be able to lead them there, if she can believe in magic once more.
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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 everday 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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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 life was shatteredf when she was abandoned by the father of her child. Still, she find 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 hockey player 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.