A Gathering of Light

Rated 4.86/5 based on 7 reviews
Union soldier Lieutenant Hixson Morris is dying on the battlefield, gut shot. But instead of dying he finds himself in the care of beautiful, mysterious Sarah Westbay who has a miraculous gift.

Sarah's tragic and troubled history is turned toward a new hope and a new beginning. In saving Hixson she saves herself. Hixson learns that he can offer Sarah something that no one else can. More
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About Patricia Iles

I've been in love with words for as long as I can remember. I love how they can paint a picture in your mind, or make you hear the sound they portray (sniff, meow, whisper). I love the layers of nuance and emotion that can be captured by words. I love them all.

I live, work and write in Trout Creek, Montana.

Visit my blog at http://contemplatinghappiness.blogspot.com . It's just for fun.

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read more reviewed on on Aug. 14, 2014

Interesting,a pleasant read,flows nicely.
(review of free book)
serene geoffrey reviewed on on Nov. 6, 2013

I love it! So tragic yet so beautiful at the same time.
(review of free book)
Douglas V. Miller reviewed on on April 5, 2013

Kudos, kudos! Loved this book. Hixson and Sarah were brought to life alond with all the supporting characters. I agree with the other reviewers, this book should be picked up for a movie. So realistic, so moving, and so screaming for a sequel. I'm suggesting this one to anybody who just loves a good read; even more so if you enjoy history, romance, and a well written work.
(review of free book)
cecy gonzalez reviewed on on Nov. 27, 2011
(no rating)
Two thumbs up! I couldn't put my nook down. I don't usually like to read books where the setting is during the Civil War, but this book was awesome! Read the book in two days because I enjoyed it so much. The details given during the story made it easy to imagine everything. Would like to read a part two and see what happens with the children. Maybe part 2 coming soon? Great job!
(reviewed 83 days after purchase)
alita fogarty reviewed on on Feb. 5, 2011

Definately a winner!

Action, romance, comedy, and a down to earth look at the reality of family bonds. This book has all the makings of a movie.

Submitted by Alita Fogarty
(reviewed 87 days after purchase)
Leah Nardi reviewed on on Feb. 3, 2011

I stand amazed! This book has exceeded my expectations. I loved how easy the characters were to get to know, and the story line was realistic and believable.

I was happy to read about the small details, like the descriptions of garden work, or the easy touches making the scene come to life.

It is very apparent that real life experience of the author shines through on every page. So refreshing and a nice touch.
I was apprehensive to get to the romantic parts, as I blush easy, but they were taste full and well written.

This whole book was a breath of fresh air, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)
tjnjtown reviewed on on Jan. 29, 2011
(no rating)
I don't normally read romance novels or much fiction at all. I found this short novel to be entertaining. I enjoy stories with a supernatural twist. A nice break from my normal nonfiction reading. Thanks for the story.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Holly Flickinger reviewed on on Jan. 24, 2011

This review has been a long time coming! I just could not think of the words to accurately describe this book and even now I'm sure the words will fail me still.

I am an avid reader and this book has all the elements needed to make it a must read. As you turn pages you will be reminded of life's tough lessons while laughing, crying, and falling in love with the characters of this book.

The author does an amazing job at making the story come alive with her style of writing - I'd like to tell you about it but I suggest you buy the book and find out firsthand.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
katy decker reviewed on on Jan. 18, 2011
(no rating)
What a WONDERFUL book! I read cover to cover in two sittings, as I could not put it down! Just hoping for a sequel..please!
Romantic, funny, sad.. the people in the story bring you in to their lives and in to their hearts. Hopes, fears desire..

A great read.. Five stars to Trish Iles!
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Debra Stanley reviewed on on Dec. 20, 2010

I really enjoyed the book. I'd like to see a sequel of this book. The characters we're interesting and enjoyed being taken back in history. We sure are spoiled when you think that a little over 100 years ago animals were our transportation. I'd recommend this one.
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)

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