Fragments of light

Reviewed by:

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



Fragments of light


Michele Phoenix


Thomas Nelson






342 pages


Told in two time periods, modern day and war torn France, Phoenix does an outstanding job of drawing readers into Ceelie and Darlene’s stories as well as Darlene’s father, Cal.

Ceelie feels as though cancer has stolen everything from her: her body, her feeling of attractiveness, certainly her peace and probably her husband. A chance meeting at the doctor’s office with Darlene, an older woman with a lot of spunk, develops into a close friendship, one that is a saving grace to Ceelie.

Darlene has never really gotten over her father abandoning her and her mother when she was merely a baby. When Darlene’s life seems to be at its close, she begs Ceelie to help her find Cal or whatever happened to him. That search will end in a small town in Normandy where much is revealed.

The journey to find Darlene’s father runs parallel with the journey of cancer recovery that Ceelie and her husband find themselves in. Will they also arrive at an amiable conclusion or will they go their separate ways?


Rating (1 to 5):


Suggested Audience:

Fans of Christian historical fiction, contemporary fiction and romance

Christian Impact:

Trust, release of anger, forgiveness

Other Notes:

-includes A note from the author

-discussion questions

Fragments of 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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