Amber spent her life adapting—first to being abandoned by her birth mother as a toddler, and then to the death of her adoptive father in her teen years. Now she’s moved past all that, loving life as an independent woman: she has a job as an art instructor and the perfect apartment.
But when a routine eye appointment reveals she’s losing her sight, life comes to a halt. Pressures come at her from all sides. Her mother, her boss, her boyfriend and her closest friend, Shannon, all have ideas about what’s best for her.
Even after her blindness counselor, Ethan, befriends her and opens her eyes to new opportunities and the possibility of a deeper relationship, one haunting question remains: How could the God she loved all her life turn everything upside down—again?
Oh, the feels in this book! Heartbreak, loss, fear, pain, acceptance, hope. April McGowan draws the reader into experience everything right along with Amber.
When her entire life shifts in one afternoon, Amber’s dream of teaching students art, her relationships, even her apartment seems too much. The knowledge she is losing her sight shifts her perspective in every area of her life.
Flawed and prone to mistakes and missteps, Amber reminded me that God meets us where we are. In our anger, our despair, our acceptance. We may not understand why he allows it but he never leaves us—even during those times we rail at him.
This book is about relationships. Broken ones, those in disrepair, those that fall away, new ones, and ones that last a lifetime.
Full of twists and turns, beauty, and poignancy, Hold the Light is one book you will not be disappointed in picking up.
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