Stephani's Light

Fiction - General
286 Pages
Reviewed on 09/24/2016
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Stephani's Light is a contemporary fiction novel written by Ceanmohrlass. Macy and her father were just not going to find common ground this time, and her mother seemed unwilling, or unable, to do anything to help her. Macy wanted more from life than running the small newspaper her grandfather had wanted her to own. Her father had been incensed that his legacy had been set up for his daughter instead of him, and Macy's failure to comply with the terms of the trust fund meant he could finally have his money and buy the newspaper for himself. Macy had opted for college instead of taking the reporter's job she was guaranteed. She had plans for her future and wanted more than what her grandfather and father had decided her future to be. There had also been that job in New York City that she had turned down and now dearly wished was open for her. After the tempestuous meeting with her parents, she resigned herself to going to work at the paper the next morning. The hurricane that roared that night wreaked havoc upon the town and, when she and her team found the battered historic lighthouse in their survey of the damage, Macy began to see a story. It could very likely be the story that got her noticed as a serious reporter, and even perhaps win her an award.

Ceanmohrlass's contemporary fiction novel, Stephani's Light, is a heartwarming tale about love, families and the unlikely friends who seem to make life worth living. It's also, in many ways, Macy's coming of age story, which her father would angrily say is way overdue. The author weaves a magical tale complete with a sweet, yet stormy, romance between Macy and Bill, the manager of the paper's two cameramen. There's also the marvelous story of Joshua Bell and his wife, Stephani, whose marriage took place one day before he was shipped off to fight in World War II. Their story is sweet and poignant, and the friendship that springs up between the aging veteran, now living in a retirement home, Macy and Bill is unforgettable. Stephani's Light is beautifully written, and the plot simply glows. It's most highly recommended.