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Review by Suze
Ellie moves to Rowan Hill to look after a house. She needs a fresh start and needs to figure out what she wants to do with her life. She's getting over a bad breakup and hopes Rowan Hill will be a place to recover and to find a new purpose. Will is her next-door neighbor. After a rocky start they discover they have a lot in common. When Ellie and Will start spending more time together she discovers he's at Rowan Hill to heal as well. Will this special place work miracles for both of them?
Will has plenty of secrets and Ellie slowly finds out more about him. He has his reasons to keep things silent. When his brother Finn moves back to the estate they start making plans for the future. There are things Finn doesn't speak about and Ellie desperately tries to fix things so everyone will be happy once more. Will she succeed or is she meddling in something she should have stayed away from?
Letting In Light is a beautiful story. Emma Davies has written an emotional novel with a lot of surprising elements. She's written about sensitive topics in a wonderful sympathetic way. Her story has a lot of depth and the main characters are all loveable and interesting. Ellie is a strong woman. She likes to bake and is always trying to make life better for the people she loves, which is an admirable quality. Will has his dark moods, but he's also sweet and caring. Finn is cheerful and charming. He's a kind man, but he also has things to hide and I couldn't wait to find out what his secrets were. Every main character in this book is fascinating, which made me curious to find out more.
Emma Davies has a great, warm writing style. Her story is easy to read and it has a cozy atmosphere. I didn't want it to end. I enjoyed reading about Rowan Hill very much and instantly loved this magical place. The vivid descriptions make it come to life really well and it's one of my favorite fictional settings now. The lovely inhabitants enhance the beauty of the place and they complete one another. Every detail is exactly right, which is why I loved this book so much. Letting In Light is a fantastic book and I highly recommend it.