What I liked: The Edge of Light is a very interesting book. Its about the growth of Molly after her husbands death. Molly is a person who isnt afraid of work and loves with all she is, but shes doesnt understand slavery and depends tremendously on those around her. Its not a bad thing until everything is taken from her and she must find a way to make it on her own. Molly must decide to trust God and to move forward. Its not an easy thing and her setbacks make for an interesting novel.
What I didnt like: The Edge of Light is a very slow book. Its not one of my favorites, but instead something my MIL would love. Much more womens fiction and very little romance.
As far as books goes this book was pleasant reading. I would not rate it as a must read but it is a wholesome way to pass the time. I am inclined to be a little more lenient with the author as this is her first novel. I will try reading another book of hers to see how her skills developes as I think she has potential.
This book turned out to be quite an enjoyable read. This was one of the few books that I've read in recent months that brings out God and the way that He works in our lives to change our hearts and make us more like Christ in a very prominent way. When Molly's husband suddenly dies, she and her children are torn from their home and she is faced with leaving behind the only other adult person she cares about. I truly enjoyed the way her story ran from tragedy and defeat to just trying to survive to learning how to rely on God day to day. There were a couple of twists that I thought played out nicely throughout the plot and a couple of things that didn't work so well, but honestly those were very minor and didn't interfere with the overall story at all.