A Brighter Flame: A Novel

A Brighter Flame: A Novel

by Christine Nolfi
A Brighter Flame: A Novel

A Brighter Flame: A Novel

by Christine Nolfi


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She’s always wanted a sense of belonging. The last place she expects to find it is home.

Vale Lightner’s dreams turn to ash when the Pittsburgh bar she owns goes up in flames. Just like the past she escaped, very little seems salvageable. Facing unavoidable change, Vale returns to her hometown of Philadelphia to stay with her grandmother.

She knows that returning also means facing everything she left behind: a mother and stepfather who shunted her into the background from the day they married, and her charmed and favored half sister, Blythe, who has abandoned a perfect marriage and is now at a crossroads of her own. Everyone has their secrets, and this reunited family racked by them is about to reach a crisis point.

For a mother and her two daughters, this reunion is a chance for closure, newfound love, and forgiveness. As each of them reassesses her own memories of the past, only the truth can bring them together—in ways that could last forever. From the bestselling author of The Passing Storm comes a poignant novel about family secrets, healing, and the hope of second chances.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542038843
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Publication date: 09/27/2022
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.53(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Christine Nolfi is the author of The Passing Storm, which Publishers Weekly called “tautly plotted, expertly characterized, and genuinely riveting”; The Road She Left Behind, a top book club pick by Working Mother and Parade magazines; the award-winning Sweet Lake Series: Sweet Lake, The Comfort of Secrets, and The Season of Silver Linings; and other titles. A native of Ohio, Christine now resides in South Carolina with her husband and their crazy wheaten terrier, Lucy. For more information, visit www.christinenolfi.com.

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