Calling all inspirational contemporary fiction friends!
I loved Powner’s debut, The Sowing Season (so good!!) and A Flicker of Light has been even more amazing. And it released just yesterday with Bethany House Publishers! Whoop whoop!
Check out the back cover, followed by my 5 star review.
Secrets are like pennies. Everybody’s got one, even the poorest among us.
For generations, the Jensens have raised their families in the small Montana town of Moose Creek, where gossip spreads faster than the wind. Yet some secrets need to be told.
When twenty-one-year-old Bea discovers she’s pregnant on the heels of her husband losing his job, she’s forced to admit she needs help and asks her dad for a place to stay. But past resentments keep her from telling him all that’s going on.
Mitch Jensen is thrilled to have a full house again, though he’s unimpressed with Bea’s decisions: dropping out of college, marrying so young–and to an idealistic city kid, of all things. Mitch hopes to convince Bea to return to the path he’s always envisioned for her, but she’s changed since her mom died. And he refuses to admit how much he’s changed, too, especially now that he might be losing his mother as well.
Grandma June is good at spinning stories, but there’s one she’s never told. Now that her mind is starting to fade, her time to tell it is running out. But if she reveals the truth before her memories are gone forever, the Jensen family will never be the same.
“Powner will be the next big star in Christian fiction.”–Library Journal starred review
This is a contemporary inspirational novel, not romance in category, but there’s so much love in it (and a few love story threads, as far as I’m concerned).
The amount of times tears stung my eyes as I read this captivating, heartbreaking yet heartwarming story, I don’t even know. So many times. This family had a lot of loss. Including a family member now having dementia… that’s probably why parts of this story meant so much to me. My grandmother is with the Lord now, but she suffered from dementia for many years. It’s devastating to watch a family member fade like that, and Powner did such an honorable job portraying this awful disease and the impact it has on families.
While there was loss there was also SO much gained by this family. Bea’s pregnancy is just one of the beautiful blessings that happen in this book. But you’ll have to read it to find out what those are. The blessings probably brought the most tears from me.
And I don’t actually tear up that often while reading. Katie Powner made a mess of me with this one.
Fans of Christian Fiction, you have to read A Flicker of Light. Don’t miss out! I give it 5 stars out of 5. And then some.
This book is a fantastic gift for someone on your Christmas list. I can’t wait for Katie Powner’s next release.
Note: I received a complimentary copy of A Flicker of Light from the publisher. All thoughts in this review are my own. This book really is just THAT good.
About the Author
Katie Powner is an award-winning author who lives in rural Montana where cows still outnumber people. She’s a two-time OCW Cascade Award and ACFW First Impressions Award winner. Katie is the biological and adoptive mother of three and foster mother to many more. To learn more, visit https://www.katiepowner.com.