Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Review: Changing Light: A Wentworth Cove Novel by Rebecca Stevenson

Changing Light: A Wentworth Cove Novel by Rebecca Stevenson
Kindle Edition, 213 pages
Published October 1st 2015 by Rebecca Stevenson
Source: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars


Haunted by a tragedy in his past and estranged from his parents, photographer Josh Whitehall shuns close relationships and wants nothing to do with pesky children. But when Faith Parker and her exuberant eleven-year-old brother move to Wentworth Cove, Maine, his world is turned upside down.

When Josh hears that Daniel needs a photography mentor, he can’t refuse fast enough. That is, until he meets Faith…

Gradually, Daniel’s zest for life and Faith’s friendship begin to bring healing to Josh in a most unexpected way.

My Review:

I read Book 1 in this series, Another Summer. You can see my review here. I was curious to see where the series would go and I was surprised at how full of emotion this story was.

Josh is a photographer who is somewhat of a loner. Not close to his family for good reason, he does his job and that's that. When a good friend asks him to mentor a new eleven-year-old boy in town, his first reaction is to say no...until he gets a look at the older sister. His world starts to change...in a good way.

I have to admit, at first, I wasn't impressed with Josh. He seemed very fickle to only mentor Daniel because of his sister, Faith. I couldn't believe he'd use such a sweet kid to get a relationship, or a hook up, or whatever he was looking for. However, I was in for a surprise when Daniel wormed his way into Josh's heart and changes occurred for all involved. I was also surprised to learn more about Josh and that his reasons weren't clear cut. He has a past that he's trying to cope with. It just goes to show that we have no idea what's going on in the lives of those around us and there may be very good reasons for them to act the way that they do.

Faith is a great big sister! She's so compassionate and selfless. I enjoyed learning about her teaching methods and the way she handled the other teachers was very mature. Faith has a boyfriend, back home in Texas, and I would have liked to actually see that relationship. It's mentioned that they've decided not to be exclusive, but there's no interaction between then until a shocking discovery is made and he comes to visit. Even then, he didn't act consistent with someone who's so casual in commitment.

Daniel is a gem! He's zesty, sweet, energetic, and spunky. I love how he's the glue that holds so many people together.

I felt that things wrapped up much too quickly and would've liked more resolution, but it's still a great addition to the series.

Content: mild romance; moderate religious elements, considering the father is a pastor; nothing else of note. Clean!
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About the Author:

Rebecca StevensonRebecca Stevenson is a freelance editor and writer whose frequent visits to New England have become the inspirations and settings for her stories. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Dallas Area Romance Authors and currently lives in Texas with her husband. Another Summer is her first novel.
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  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing Changing Light, Katie! I really appreciate it.