“Letting In Light” by Emma Davies – Book Review

“It’s not only windows that let in the light.”

If you are in the mood for a book that is comforting and hopeful then look no further. Rowan Hill was idyllic and its occupants were vividly rendered. Set in Shropshire, England in a hamlet nestled into the side of the Stiperstones, the author has created a setting that you want to visit.

Thirty-four year old Ellie Hesketh is house-sitting for a friend – a perfect location to recover from a rather devastating break-up. Her neighbour is Will McLennan who has a reputation with the locals of being taciturn and reclusive.  To Ellie’s surprise, Will is the same man who rescued her from a nasty car accident previously.

The novel takes a look at coping mechanisms, what we do to overcome tragedy, disappointments, or loss.

Women’s fiction with more than a little predictable romance but with some serious issues layered beneath the surface. Themes of starting over, acceptance, misunderstandings, guilt, and kismet.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent at Rowan Hill and recommend “Letting In Light” to readers who enjoy escapist women’s fiction that is good for the soul.

Emma Davies has written another book set at Rowan Hill called “Turn Towards The Sun“. I have purchased this via Kindle Unlimited and I’m looking forward to returning to Rowan Hill when time permits.

This is a title from my NetGalley backlist. My apologies to the author and publisher for the extremely late review. This review was written voluntarily and my rating was in no way influenced by the fact that I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel from Lake Union Publishing via NetGalley.

Publication date: June 14, 2016
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781503935808   ASIN: ‎ ‎ B01BBYK2JC – 336 pages

Emma Davies once applied for her dream job in the following manner;
‘I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.’ Well she’s now a fifty something mother of three, and is happy to report the rest came true. She is a member of The Romantic Novelists’ Association, and lives with her husband and children in rural Shropshire. She writes in the gaps between real life. Her twitter bio says she loves her family, her job, reading, writing, singing loudly in the car, and eating Pringles.

Letting in Light is her debut novel, and she has since gone on to write sixteen more!

Connect with Emma Davies via her website, or Twitter.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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3 Responses to “Letting In Light” by Emma Davies – Book Review

  1. What a lovely review Lynne, sounds good!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. How timely! My post yesterday was books with “light” in the title

    Liked by 1 person

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