Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “A Lily in the Light” by Kristin Fields, Lake Union Publishing, April 1, 2019
Kristin Fields, Author of “A Lily in the Light” writes an intense, intriguing, suspenseful family drama. The Genres for this Novel are Fiction, Mystery, and Suspense. This is also a coming of age novel. The timeline for this story starts in Queens, New York, in 1997, and goes to the past and future when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes her characters as complex, complicated, dysfunctional, and each has his/her set of problems to contend with.
When a terrible tragedy occurs in any family, I don’t think the members of the family realize what feelings, and how the dynamics of a family can change. When Esme is 11 years old, a terrible tragedy happens to her family. Esme sees light in a dark world through ballet dancing. Her dancing is a way of coping with reality. Esme is able to escape through her dance. Esme’s dance takes her away from her familial home and some of the problems there. But, can you really escape your problems and your past? Esme loves the feelings of the music and dance, and being in the spotlight.
The other members of the family deal with this tragedy in different and possibly dysfunctional ways. How does one cope with pain and loss?
I appreciate that the author discusses the importance of a support system, family, friends, home, forgiveness, love and hope . I would highly recommend this though-provoking novel to readers who enjoy reading an intense and suspenseful story.