Hold the Light

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long-time book discussion leader



Title: Hold the light

Author: April McGowan

Publisher: WhiteFire

Publication Date: 2017

Format: Paperback

Length: 313 pages


Hold the Light is Amber’s story: adopted daughter, friend, artist and soon to be blind. She is shocked to discover she is losing her sight, a genetic condition that actually caused her birth mother to give Amber up for adoption. How would a single, blind mom care for a baby? And now how will Amber live with no sight and no way to make a living. Who will hire a blind art teacher?

These and many other thoughts plague her as her best friend Shannon and her mom Jennifer attempt to help. Ethan, her counselor is a great comfort but soon she feels that he has deserted her, not knowing his own story of disabilities.

Hold the light is a story of disappointment yet encouragement, sadness but joy, the depths of despair yet trust in our Lord and his compassion for us and plans for goodness in our lives.


Rating (1 to 5)


Suggested Audience

Fans of Christian fiction, particularly realistic fiction

Christian Impact

Learning to trust in God’s perfect plan for our lives and his love and compassion for us.

Other Notes

Includes book discussion questions


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Hold the Light

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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