Summer Light (Mass Market)

A Novel

By Luanne Rice

Bantam, 9780553582659, 496pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2002

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When it comes to love and family, the things you can’t see are what matter most of all.

Bestselling novelist Luanne Rice has inspired the devotion of readers everywhere with her “rare combination of realism and romance.”(The New York Times Book Review) Now she presents her most magical novel to date, an entrancing story of love at first sight, the true meaning of family, and angels right here on earth.

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 see the way home--and only May will be able to lead them there, if she can believe in magic once more.

About the Author

Luanne Rice is the author of twenty-three bestselling novels, most recently What Matters Most, The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, Summer of Roses, Summer’s Child, and Beach Girls. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut. Among other dramatic adaptations of Ms. Rice’s work, Silver Bells was a recent Hallmark Hall of Fame feature.

Praise For Summer Light: A Novel

“[I]n this enchanting, heartfelt tale, [Rice] showcases her considerable talent.... A warm and illuminating summer read, this poignant tale of love, loss and reconciliation will have readers hitting the bookstores on the way to the beaches.”
Publishers Weekly

Praise for the novels of Luanne Rice:

Follow the Stars Home

“Addictive ... irresistible.”

“The novel’s theme — love’s miraculous ability to heal — has the ingredients to warm readers’ hearts.”
Publishers Weekly

“[A] story of love and redemption ... tender and poignant.”

Cloud Nine

“Elegant ... Rice hooks the reader on the first page.”
The Hartford Courant

“A tightly paced story that is hard to put down ... Rice’s message remains a powerful one: the strength of precious family ties can ultimately set things right.”
Publishers Weekly

Home Fires

“Exciting, emotional, terrific. What more could you want from a late-summer read?”
The New York Times Book Review

“Compelling ... poignant ... riveting.”
The Hartford Advocate

Blue Moon

“A rare combination of realism and romance.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Eloquent ... A moving and complete tale of the complicated phenomenon we call family.”