Mini Review | Splinters of Light by Rachael Herron

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Mini Review | Splinters of Light by Rachael HerronSplinters of Light by Rachael Herron
Published by NAL
Release date : March 3rd, 2015
Genres: Adult, Chick Lit
Source: The Publicist | Format: Paperback
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Ten years ago, Nora Glass started writing essays about being a single mother of a six-year-old daughter. Her weekly column made her a household name, and over the years, her fans have watched Ellie grow from a toddler to a teenager.

But now Nora is facing a problem that can’t be overcome. Diagnosed with a devastating disease that will eventually take away who she is, she is scared for herself, but even more frightened about what this will mean for her sixteen-year-old daughter.

Now Nora has no choice but to let go of her hard-won image as a competent, self-assured woman, and turn to the one person who has always relied on her: her twin sister, Mariana. Nora and Mariana couldn’t be more different from one another, and they’ve always had a complicated relationship. But now the two sisters will have to summon the strength to help them all get through a future none of them could have ever imagined, while uncovering the joy and beauty that was always underneath.

I received this book for free from The Publicist in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Women’s fiction/chick lit isn’t my genre of choice.Why? I can’t really say – but sometimes the conflict and plot isn’t something I usually relate to – so it’s just not enjoyable for me. With Splinters of Light – I took a chance, and it’s one I am glad I did.

This is the story of Nora – her twin sister and daughter Ellie. Nora has been diagnosed with EOAD. She is a perfectionist, and loves control – so her struggle with the diagnosis and start of losing her memories was heart breaking. She has fears about Ellie, and what will happen once she is gone. Yet it’s so much more than that.

This story is so much more to it than just a family dealing with such a heartbreaking diagnosis. It’s about life and the struggles we all could potentially face. It’s about love, family and finding who you are and where you stand. It’s honest; in the sense that the characters say and act in ways we all think or want to do, but are scared to.

I wish there were most coherent things I could say about this book. But it’s one that I think needs to be experienced to fully grasp just how impacting it is. Splinters of Light is heartbreaking yet beautiful. It’s not a sad story, per se, but one that fills you with such strong emotions it’s hard not to love.



Tonya is a 30 y/o mom, wife, avid reader, coffee junkie, junk food addicted workaholic and blogger.

4 responses to “Mini Review | Splinters of Light by Rachael Herron

    • tonyalee

      I think if that was case with my mother, I wouldn’t be able to either. Still, it was nice to read something that was touching in a genre I don’t normally read 🙂

  1. Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

    Oh I’m glad you ended up enjoying this one! I know you were a little on the fence about it at first. Chick lit isn’t really my thing either, but I’m not opposed to giving it a shot. This one sounds really heartbreaking, but also sounds like there’s a strong family dynamic and I think I’d really like that.
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