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Subject: A true gem
Date Posted: 1/5/2008 12:41 AM ET
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I just finished a book called "Summer of Light" by W. Dale Cramer. I have fallen head over heels in love with this book. I am a pretty practical person, but wrote about it to another group that I post with. It may sound kind of gushy, but I can't find a way to describe how awesome it is. Here is what I wrote: "You have simply and plainly got to get a copy of "Summer of Light" by W. Dale Cramer. I have read literally thousands of books and I can tell you that out of those, this book stands out as number one. The beginning builds slowly and pulls you gently into the story. You find yourself melting into the story, like the feeling you got when you were a kid and layed on your back in the warm grass to gaze up at cloud shapes- that feeling that the whole world has slowed down and condensed itself into that one patch of sweet blue sky. There is no mystery in this book, it just wraps itself around your soul and tugs ever so gently. I know I sound kind of crazy, but I just finished this book in one sitting- that is how good it is truly. I wanted the story to never end; I wanted the incredible feeling of lightness that it brings to go on and on. There is a Christian base to it but it is never heavy-handed or preachy. This is one of those rare books that delivers what it promises and more."

Last Edited on: 1/5/08 1:45 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 1/5/2008 3:01 AM ET
Member Since: 6/23/2005
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After reading your glowing recommendation,and searching out the book on Amazon.com, I have added this one to my wish list. It sounds like my kind of reading!


Date Posted: 1/9/2008 7:35 PM ET
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I added it to my list too! It sounds fantastic.

Date Posted: 1/9/2008 10:04 PM ET
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i actually found a new scottish writer named Stuart MacBride: i read his 1st Cold Granite & adored it; it made me laugh & it made me cry (signs of an outstanding book!); the English & Scottish write differently from Americans but this book was simply outstanding; i got another dying light from the library; he released a total of 3 books in 2007 & I still have 2 more to get. very very superb writing!

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 12:58 AM ET
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Sigh - and my wish list grows longer and longer.

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 2:33 AM ET
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Sounds lovely! I just added it to my WishList.

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 4:15 PM ET
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Ditto!  My wish list grows longer and longer and longer........and my TBR pile is never going to shrink.  But this gem sounds like it's right up my alley!!

Date Posted: 1/11/2008 11:14 PM ET
Member Since: 11/27/2006
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I read this book a few months ago and was actually very disappointed in it.  I had great hopes for it, but it just didn't "do it" for me. :(

Date Posted: 1/12/2008 9:19 PM ET
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I added his books to my w/l.  Thanks

Date Posted: 1/14/2008 1:28 PM ET
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I also looked this book up on Amazon and added it to my wishlist. Sounds good.