Guiding Light: Jonathan's Story

Guiding Light: Jonathan's Story


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Guiding Light: Jonathan's Story by Julia London

From New York Times bestselling author Julia London comes the passionate, suspenseful novel based on Guiding Light, the 2007 Emmy Award-winning daytime drama.

When his true love Tammy Winslow died saving his life, Jonathan Randall had only one reason left for existing: his baby daughter Sarah. But Sarah's great-grandfather, powerful millionaire Alan Spaulding, was obsessed with bringing her up himself. Faking his death, Jonathan fled Springfield, leaving only his mother Reva Shayne aware he and Sarah were still alive.

After being on the run for months, Jonathan comes to the sleepy town of Tourmaline, California, with no intention of staying. But ten-month-old Sarah seems strangely happy here, and Jonathan himself feels an inexplicable pull toward the town. It's almost as if Tammy's ghost were whispering to him that he should stay for a while. But life is hard for a bad boy trying to turn good, until a local young woman comes into his life.

Aubrey Cross isn't quite sure what attracts her to this stranger in Tourmaline. Perhaps it's his dark good looks; perhaps it's because she too has always felt as if she doesn't belong in Tourmaline, even though her father is the popular town sheriff. Aubrey alone knows that this pillar of the community is in reality a sadistic abuser.

And, of course, with a past like Jonathan's, it's no surprise that life doesn't stay peaceful in Tourmaline for long. Sheriff Zeke Cross is sure there are some secrets buried, and he's not going to rest until he uncovers them. Can Reva protect Jonathan and Sarah before they're discovered by the dangerous Alan Spaulding?

Featuring some of Guiding Light's favorite characters, Jonathan's Story is the passionate tale of how Jonathan may have finally found a second chance for true love...but who knows better than Jonathan how quickly everything you love can be ripped away from you?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416559023
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 09/18/2007
Series: Guiding Light Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About 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.

Alina Adams is Creative Content Producer for As The World Turns and Guiding Light. She is also the author of The Figure Skating Mystery series of books.

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Guiding Light: Jonathan's Story 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I truely enjoyed this book. I would like to have more books like this to read from the Guiding Light series. I gave the book to my mother(who has watched Guiding Light forever). She read it in less than 2 days. She wanted me to find the next book for her. I hate to tell her there is not another one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a great ending. To bad there couldn't be more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Love Jonathan in Guiding Light, the book was good but, I don't like how Jonathan moved on so fast, I Loved Tammy. But otherwise I Loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The show has been marketing this book as a continuation of the lovestory of the show's last great supercouple. It's actually the final smackdown of the last great supercouple the show had. The book's Jonathan has sought no retribution for the murder of his beloved wife. He's found instant solace with someone who shares his perpetual victimhood mindset. He's not the edgy vintage 2004-2005 Jonathan but is now packing a diaperbag and depending on Mama Reva to cover his back. He shows little remorse over the mistakes he made that cost Tammy her life. Tammy only briefly appears in the book to promote the moving on or find your new light (or girlfriend) theme. If you understood and loved the original characters of Jonathan and Tammy, you will be disappointed in the rewrite of the depth of their relationship. The book is an easy read however if you like the romance novel genre and expect no more out of it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It stayed true to the characters on GL. I can't wait till Jonathan and Aubrey show up on the show. At first I was worried about how it would be with having Jonathan have someone special who wasn't Tammy but as they story progressed I started really rooting for them and when Tammy gave her blessing it let Jonathan move on with his life. The story also helped explain what is going on with Rva and Alan on GL. Even if you are not a GL fan this book is a great read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book...Got it on the 12th of Sept. and finished it by the 13th,my birthday...What a great present! The characters were right on the mark! I could actually visualize each scene,character and surroundings with Julia's descriptions. I loved the adventure and excitement building,the character interactions and the whole overall story. I am a huge Jammy fan and thought I'd hate seeing Jon move on but Aubrey's character was hard not to like and when Tammy lets it be known that she approves of Jon and Aubrey moving on together it made it that much easier to accept! Thank You for a well written book..
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think it stays true to the characters and to the story. GL fans will love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book was horrible. What a joke. It doesn't stay true to the characters, and if you watch Guiding Light (which I am guessing if you read this book then you do) you will not even recognize the characters. Reva is barely in it, so if you wanted to read about her you can forget it. Jonathan is not in character. Who is Aubrey and who even cares? Jonathan would never move on so terribly quickly with someone else. He was just on the show a month ago and so obviously not over Tammy (not that he ever would be). If you like a juvenile story and you have a 5th grade reading level, then maybe you will like it, but I certainly would not recommend it. It was a waste of time and I was very disappointed. Don't waste your time and money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book expained so much more than what was told in the show and i loved it. It was exciting and a wonderful book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At last, Jonathan! I was so happy to hear they were putting out a book for Jonathan and it does not disappoint. Reva's anguish, Alan's evil, Aubrey's circumstances, and Jonathan's strength, determination, and love for Sarah all come out on the page. I didn't know what would happen when he lost Tammy, his soul mate, but a character like Jonathan can't let grief overwhelm him when he has Sarah to protect. Life triumphs. Jonathan rocks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think if you are happy with how the show is right now, then you will like Jonathan's Story. I was hoping for better but didn't get it with this book. The idea that this has all taken place since Jonathan's short return to the show seven weeks ago is a bit of a stretch. If you know the character of Jonathan, then you know that he does not love easily. To have him fall in love with Aubrey so quickly is completely out of character, especially when you consider how grief-stricken he still was just weeks ago over Tammy's death. Reva is pictured on the front cover, but she isn't in the book all that much. Jonathan and Reva fans may enjoy their scene at the end of the book. It was easier to read this book if I thought of the characters as completely new to me rather than characters that I knew and loved from Guiding Light. To think that this book is now part of that show's long history is sad.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't like it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ive been waiting for this book it feels like forever. Jon is one of my fav peeps on GL right after reva. it sounds like its going to be a great read and with a lot of twist and turns to draw the reader in..and even back into the show (if you still dont watch it that is) Im just not ready yet to see him with a new lady and with it saying he may have true love once more is great but im not ready to let go of my Jammie gonna give this book 4 stars because i cant wait to see whats going on with alan and reva and ofcourse i want to know whats going on with jon. I would for sure recommend this book to any big GL fan, Jon fans.