"A wonderful family drama"
May Taylor, boarding the plane with her beloved six-
year-old daughter Kylie, notices all the couples. May
feels lonely in spite of her cherished daughter and she
feels hurt because the child's father deserted them. Kylie
begins talking with an angel that no one else can see.
This frightens May, who worries that her child is
schizophrenic. However, that concern goes on the back
burner when the plane makes an emergency landing. Hockey
superstar Martin Cartier helps mother and daughter jump
down the slide.
He wonders how Kylie knew trouble was coming because
she had stopped to ask him to help her on her way back from
the restroom. Kylie says that his daughter told her, but
Martin knows his child is dead. Still Martin feels a bond
with Kylie and an attraction to May, but his personal life
is filled with tragedy and sadness, while May has little
faith in men and in her daughter's clairvoyant abilities.
Only a loving child with the help of angels could turn this
duo into a couple, but that may prove too big a mission.
SUMMER LIGHT is a fabulous relationship drama that uses
the paranormal to focus on lonely people. The story line
is beautiful as Martin and May struggle with attraction and
love while worrying about Kylie's mental health. The
paranormal not only feels real and right, it helps propel
the plot and provide understanding to the lead trio. Fans
of contemporary romance with a dash of the paranormal will
find Luanne Rice's latest novel a poignant, interesting,
and entertaining tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 21, 2001