Book Review, Contemporary

Book Review – A Flicker of Light

A Flicker of Light

by Katie Powner

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.

My Thoughts

This book had me crying a few times. I was sad to see it end. This is a story that reaches way down deep and touches a part of your soul. One that will linger with me long after I’ve read it.
I loved the characters, and the way they came alive. They are real, realistic people.
This is a story about a family. We see life from three different viewpoints. Grandma June, her son Mitch, and her granddaughter Bea.
Each one has struggles, as all people do. As families do.
Grandma June is having struggles with her mind. Difficulty thinking clearly.
Her family draws together to care for her, and in doing this, they discover some secrets.
I loved the raw and real look at dementia in this book. I could feel the character’s anguish as they went through the hard things that came at them because of this.
The setting is in the lovely state of Montana, and I enjoyed reading about it.
If you are looking for a book that will touch your heart, maybe even make you cry, you won’t want to miss this one!
Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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