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Title: The Light We Lost
Author: Jill Santopolo
Length: 328 pages
What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):
He was the first person to inspire her, to move her, to truly understand her. Was he meant to be the last?
Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story—their story—at the very beginning.
Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated—perhaps they’ll find life’s meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other’s hearts.
How and when I got it:
I bought it at least a year ago.
Why I want to read it:
I first heard of The Light We Lost when it was selected as a Hello Sunshine book group book. I tend to shy away from most celebrity book clubs, but I find that the Reese/Hello Sunshine books tend to be really, really good!
From the Hello Sunshine website:
“This book is all about different kinds of love – the kind that engulfs you like a wildfire and the kind that keeps you warm like a hearth fire. This love story spans decades and continents as two star-crossed lovers try to return to each other.
Life, motherhood, and distance get in the way. Will they ever meet again? This book kept me up at night, turning the pages to find out. Can’t tell you the ending but definitely have tissues close by!! I loved it!” x Reese
This definitely sounds like something I’d enjoy. I haven’t read much contemporary fiction lately, and I like the sound of a love story that spans years and years.
Now that this book is on my mind again, I think I’m going to bump it higher up my to-read list.
What do you think? Would you read this book?
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8 thoughts on “Shelf Control #235: The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo”
This actually sounds pretty good. I like the idea of people coming back into each other’s lives after being apart😁
Me too! And from what I understand, the characters travel across the globe, which always appeals to me as well.
Ooh I like the synopsis and the description from the website is also so beautiful!
It’s my first time participating in this meme, here’s the Link
Thanks for sharing your link — so glad you’re participating!
I also wanted to read this because of Reese’s book club. She really does pick some great stuff!
I haven’t read nearly all of her picks, but the ones I”ve read, I’ve really liked!
This is a really fun feature! I’ve read one of Jill’s books – I think her first release, but I didn’t really love it. I hope you love this though!
Great post, Lisa. I just followed you! 🙂
I haven’t read anything of hers, but I’ve heard only good things about this one! Thanks for the follow — following you back. 🙂