What Light Review
Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it's a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.
Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.
By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb's past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.
This book was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was an amazing holiday read. I read it in a few days, but if I had the time, I would have read it in one sitting. I had expected there to be some sort of major heartbreak in this story, but I was wrong. This was simply a cute Christmas book, which I loved because after finishing City of Heavenly Fire, I needed something where nothing bad happened.
Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree business and every year from Thanksgiving to Christmas, they go down to California and sell trees. Sierra has a best friend who she only sees during this time, Heather. Heather has a new boyfriend and isn’t too fond of him. She comes up with an idea for her, her boyfriend, and Sierra to go on a double date. Only one problem … Sierra doesn’t have a boyfriend. That gets fixed easily, she meets someone buying one of her family’s trees. But things aren’t that simple as she soon finds out that her new crush, Caleb, has a secret he’s been hiding.
I loved Sierra and Caleb’s relationship throughout the book. Even though Caleb had a secret, she is very accepting and doesn’t hold it against him. Overall, I think this is a great holiday read and definitely recommend it! :)
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