A Light at Winter's End

A Light at Winter's End

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by Julia London
     
 

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Holly Fisher opens her door one day and finds her estranged sister Hannah standing there with a glassy look and her nine-month old baby on her hip.  Before Holly knows what is happening, Hannah has left her baby with Holly and disappeared.  Three months later, fresh out of rehab for addiction to painkillers, Hannah shows up sober, contrite, and wanting her

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Holly Fisher opens her door one day and finds her estranged sister Hannah standing there with a glassy look and her nine-month old baby on her hip.  Before Holly knows what is happening, Hannah has left her baby with Holly and disappeared.  Three months later, fresh out of rehab for addiction to painkillers, Hannah shows up sober, contrite, and wanting her son back.  But Holly is in love with the baby and not willing to give him up to the mother who abandoned him.  

Into the middle of this extraordinary conflict between two sisters walks a lonesome cowboy, Wyatt Clark (Summer of Two Wishes) who knows a thing or two about childcare and fractured families.   He’s had his own troubles and has stayed away from women the last couple of years, but he can’t resist Holly and the baby.  But when Holly is delivered a devastating blow and returns the baby to his mother, Holly is too distraught to continue her relationship with Wyatt.  It will take an extraordinary turn from Hannah to bring Holly and Wyatt together so that they both may find the happiness that has eluded them.   
 

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"A passionate, arresting story that you wish would never end."
- Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author of Paradise Valley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451606881
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
493,451
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Julia London is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of historical romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction with strong romantic elements, including the Secrets of Hadley Green bestselling series, and the Homecoming Ranch series. She is a four-time finalist for the RITA Award of Excellence in Romantic Fiction, and the recipient of Romantic Times Bookclub's Best Historical Novel. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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A Light at Winter's End 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although this was a well written book by Julia London, I must say that I was disappointed. This book seems to be more of Holly and Hannah's story, rather then Wyatt's. Which I was really looking foward to reading more about him after finishing A Summer of two wishes. And I was also disappointed in the spice factor of this book, not much there at all. I would not tell anyone not to read it, It just wasn't what I personally was hoping for. I will continue to read all of Julia London's book's, because she is a good writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She kept her face expretionless ans she began to go to result eight. After turning she took off at full sprint
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So may i be deputy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Greystar I..." she began swallowing and looking at her paws
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone still here?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed reading this book. Amazing story line that really made you think about what you would do if you where in the same shoes as these characters. Well written.
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jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
a light at winters end by julia london Hannah who's heavily been taking drugs has left her son with Holly telling her that her husband has left her and she is leaving (going into rehab). Holly loves the baby even though it's a disruption of her life. Hannah's husband won't come get the baby either, tells her she can still write her songs and handle it. Holly heads back to the house where her mom lived, she left it all to her. She meets her neighbor while trying to take care of Mason and to continue with her writing of songs. Wyatt is a helpful neighbor=checking on her chimney, gas oven, fences, etc he gets weekend visits with his daughter and they have playdates and become very well acquainted with one another. Her sister is going through rehab and seems to be healing. Through their struggles Holly takes his advice and furthers her songwriting skills. It is made all complete by the end with some turnabouts. I rate this a 5 as so many things are brought up and dealt with that only a strong character could achieve.
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Michelle Plaster More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of julia london, and was really looking forward to the rest of wyatts story, which began in a summer of two wishes. I was slightly disappointed.....holly was not a likeable character, the romance between the two was a little lackluster, but still a good read.
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I had high expectations for A Light at Winter's End because I really liked Summer of Two Wishes. Wyatt was left with a broken heart and I was hoping he would find his soulmate in this book. I did not like Holly, the heroine. She is self absorbed, whiny, and plain unlikeable throughout much of the book. She only redeemed herself because she was able to finally become an adult and help raise her nephew while her sister Hannah checked herself into rehab for pain pill addiction. Julia London did not do Hannah justice. Her obvious love for her son should have at least been acknowledged by the author in a better light. Having Hannah just "leave" her baby with Holly while acting like a wild woman with not a care in the world just is out of character for Hannah. Also, because of how strange Hannah was acting, Holly should have known something was wrong instead of screeching that Hannah was ruining her life and she could not possibly watch her nephew because of her current obligations. Hannah was the perfect wife, daughter, and mother, but succumbs to pain pills to help her get through with all she was responsible for. Holly only helped their mom when it was convenient for her, never mind the fact that Hannah worked, has a family to take care of. Hannah would have been a better love interest for Wyatt: both tortured souls looking for a second chance at love (Hannah's husband cheated on her several times and finally left her). Holly just isn't a strong enough woman for Wyatt. Overall, this book lacked memorable characters, rather forgetable characters, except for Hannah.
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AAR More than 1 year ago
A LIGHT AT WINTER'S END BY JULIA LONDON is a contemporary romance set in present day Texas. It is the sequel to "Summer Of Two Wishes",but can be read as a stand alone. It is well written with depth,details and twists and turns. It has family conflict,romance, love, childcare,fractured families,forgiveness,drug addiction,following dreams,coming to terms with the past, finding your place in the world, finding true love and happiness. The characters are realistic,engaging,charming and will leave you wanting more. This is a tender story of love,forgiveness,making heartbreaking decisions,leaving the past behind and moving forward to the future.If you enjoy an emotional roller coaster ride,a tender love story,a sweet reunion and family in crisis coming together than this is a story for you.BE WARNED you will need tissues handy.I would recommend this story.This book was received for the purpose of review from Galley Books Blog and the publisher and details can be found at Pocket Books,a division of Simon & Schuster,Inc. and My Book Addiction and More.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Heartbroken Wyatt Clark watched his wife Macy leave him to return to her first husband Finn Lockhart, who had been mistakenly reported dead by an IED in Afghanistan (see Summer of Two Wishes). Wyatt spends the next two years moving back and forth between anger as he brought Macy back to life after she learned her Finn died and self pity as he believed Macy owed him. He remains in isolation on his Texas ranch. In Austin, Texas Holly Fisher has dreamed of being a songwriter for a long time. Now the time is right to begin her career. However, her aspirations are put on hold when her estranged sister, Hannah, a drug addict, arrives with a baby. She dumps Mason on Holly before leaving to enter a rehab program. Holly takes Mason with her as she goes to the Fisher family spread, next door to the silent sourpuss Wyatt. As she falls for Wyatt and Mason, she wonders whether a love song can do her feelings justice only reality turns her lyrics to How can You Mend a Broken Heart (BeeGees). This sequel is a super character driven Texas romance starring a mentally wounded rancher who understands Nazareth's Love Hurts so refuses to go back on the horse that threw him and a nurturing woman who puts her aspirations aside to care for her one year old nephew. Filled with angst due to realistic characters, readers will enjoy A Light At Winter's End though it helps to understand Wyatt better by reading his previous heartbreaking appearance in Summer of two Wishes. Harriet Klausner