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Sweet Light

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  79 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
When fate conspires against you and gives you three loves to choose from, what do you do? What if you make the wrong choice?

Shara is a Healer, raised and trained from childhood until her unique gift manifests itself. When she gains the rank Journeyman she is hired to serve as the court healer for the barbaric kingdom of Glendor.

Untrained for war, she is thrust unmercifully
Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published (first published May 26th 2011)
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cover: it is a pretty cover, not much at first but when you get immersed in the story. You like it better at least for me. love the green and the sunlight. I think its a scene from the book.

book: received this from miss Wylie for review. this is Jen's young adult debut novel. Her writing was enjoyable and very emotional. when i read the first pages. WHAMM!! That scene was intense. i was hooked. this story takes place on a middle age -ish alternated planet or earth. the places and coun
Sean Hayden
Jun 14, 2011 Sean Hayden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, I'll admit, I'm not a fan of romance books (waits for cries of outrage to die down)
I will tell you this, I'm a super huge fan of Jen Wylie's. It's why I picked up Sweet Light against every fiber of my body saying, "Don't read a romance novel! You'll be one of THOSE people."
I'm glad I didn't listen. The aspects of romance in the novel actually complemented the story rather than overwhelming it with gush gush. The characters were incredibly believable. The scenarios were absolutely rivetin
Sep 22, 2011 Eva added it
My complete review can be found on my blog along with an interview with the author.
I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 20, 2011 Cambria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Sweet Light
Author: Jen Wylie
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Publisher: Echelon Press May 2011
Format: E-book
ISBN: 0012590045

Shara is a Healer. She is raised since childhood inside the walls of Healer Hall, a community of people who employ their own traditions and beliefs. When she earns the rank of Journeyman she moves to the barbaric kingdom of Glendor to be the court healer.

War befalls the kingdom and Shara is thrust into a world that she was not trained to handle. The battle lines of war are grim
Jun 21, 2011 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
GENRE: YA Fantasy Romance
THEME: Magic
RECEIVED: Received for Review from Author

And I thought being in a love triangle was tough… In Sweet Light debut author Jen Wylie gives her protagonist three very different men to choose from. It was a big change from the romances I’ve read before and very refreshing.

Shara is known as a healer, where she is trained from a young age to build her gift. Working for the king in another land, she is sent to help his arm
Nikki McCarver
Jun 29, 2011 Nikki McCarver rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For a sheltered healer who had yet to tap into her gift, Shara found herself in the worse possible circumstances. She had not signed up for this. She was not a battle healer and she was sure that nightmares of these horrific scenes would haunt her for years to come. But what could she do? King Darren had ordered her to stay behind and help heal those who had been wounded. If only her gift had been activated! She was sure she could have done more. But it was too late. They had been forced to retr ...more
Trisha Wolfe
Jun 15, 2011 Trisha Wolfe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shara is a Healer. In her homeland, Healers are gifted with magic that they use to help others. It’s sacred, and she comes from a land that is far different from Glendor, where she’s been summoned to during a war. After their camp is attacked, she rides off on horseback and stumbles across an injured soldier. She nurses him back to health, and they set off on a journey back to their home. Even though the soldier can’t speak, Shara is falling in love with him more and more every day, until the mo ...more
Shara is a trainee healer, sent to work at the battle-front in Jen Wylie’s intriguing fantasy novel, Sweet Light. The fantasy world is nicely drawn, with details revealing themselves convincingly through circumstance and dialog. There’s plenty of depth and scope—a world of healers, its political interactions with other peoples around it, kings and politicians, soldiers and spies, plus a touch of magic. Shara’s battle’s not going the way her leaders hoped, and soon she’s running away through the ...more
Cami Hensley
Jun 06, 2012 Cami Hensley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-paranormal

Well, I wont lie, this one took me a while to get into. The beginning started off a bit slow to me. Yes there was action and a lot going on, but I just wanted to know where it was going.

For a young adult novel, this definitely had some more adult subject matter. Is it safe for kids to read? Yes, but there is reference to her being in a sexual relationship from the age of 13. Their people have a different way of life. Its a whole other world. It definitely
Jun 22, 2011 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely LOVED this book!!! Everything about it made me want to read more and more and more! I stayed up all night reading this book and when my mom interrupted me when I was at a really good part, I actually got mad and was just itching to get back to reading the entire time I had to talk to her. Yeah, it's one of those books :) Shara was such a good main character for this book, with her subtle beauty and growth in confidence and power. I loved following her story and feeling everything sh ...more
Tracy Smith
Jun 15, 2011 Tracy Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Following what is in one's heart and allowing love to prevail brings this story to an ultimate "Sweet Light."

This story begins with Shara, a gifted healer, fleeing a bloody battle and rescuing an injured soldier who has fallen beneath her horse's hooves in the midst. Caring for him and trying to find their way home, love begins to bloom between the couple in spite of the obstacles that lay between them. Follow their journey, as their relationship builds and sometimes wears very thin, with outsi
Vanessa Booke
Oct 27, 2011 Vanessa Booke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Light by Jennifer Wylie is a wonderful and interesting read. I enjoyed the story because it went past the superficial ideals of love, into a deeper level of love. In Sweet Light we see different levels of love played through out the story. We meet Tirel, Shara's past lover. It is obvious that the feelings between the two have not yet died. Shara's relationship with David is pure and unblemished in the beginning and than we have her relationship with Dric. Although more like a friendship th ...more
Dale Ibitz
Shara is a healer in the midst of a war. She's been conscripted by King Darren to be a court healer, but then finds herself in the middle of battle. When she saves a young, mute soldier, she doesn't know that her bond with him will cause shock waves throughout not only the kingdom, but through the healer community as well.

The story started solid. The characters are rich, and there is much descriptive detail so that the reader is immersed in the world that Jen built. Shara is a strong character w
Rhiannon Paille
Aug 02, 2011 Rhiannon Paille rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't even know where to begin with this one. It was very Celtic influenced which is something I loved about it, it included healers which again, love, and then there was an injured prince, and lots of kissing, which was again love.

I'll admit I got lost when it came to Dric, Tirel and Yael, and I didn't like the shifting POV's I mean sometimes you can get away with it, and other times, I worry about it adding to the story or taking away from it. In a lot of cases it left me confused.

The viole
Jun 09, 2011 ILoveBooks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is terrific. At first, the reader may think that this novel is the stereotypical love drama that so many YA reads are turning to...however, the main character is a true heroine who is strong and selfless at times. She has a good head on her shoulders and quickly makes friends with the reader. The book starts out fast-paced, a quality the reader will appreciate and that will continue throughout the novel. The only slightly silly parts of the novel are the aforementioned "decisions of th ...more
Lovey Dovey Books
Aug 24, 2011 Lovey Dovey Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was really fast-paced and I enjoyed every minute of reading it! I was sort of suprised that Shara made decisions so fast regarding who she wanted to be with because in other stories love triangles take forever to get resolved. I see they all still have problems with the way things turned out but that makes the story that much more interesting.

Some things in the story were really surprising especially when it came to Shara's past but it didn't take away from the story just made it diffe
Curse of the Bibliophile
Sweet light was an enchanting read that pulled you in with its remarkable imagery and host of memorable characters. Though this book was set in a medieval time and the characters had to deal with very different circumstances, they were definitely relatable. The emotions and internal battles they faced were similar to many that we face in the course of our lives.

The characters themselves were highly entertaining. Shara was a heartwarming heroine who really grows a lot through the course of the b
Jan 04, 2014 Jessica rated it it was amazing
I really love how she is able to create an entire world and make it very believable. All of her characters really come to life and they are all very likeable and feel like real people. She has created such a large world with so many characters she couldn't finish the story in just one book. She is currently working on the sequel and I am early looking forward to this. I was so caught up in the story, the characters and the world I read this in one day! I love Jen's books and I highly recommend t ...more
J.A. Campbell
Jul 14, 2011 J.A. Campbell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
Can't wait for the next one.
Elizabeth Ayala
Aug 04, 2011 Elizabeth Ayala rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this story. I highly recommend reading it.was very original. Hope theres another book
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
This and my other reviews can be found at

Shara is a Journeyman Healer, who is sent to the frontlines to heal the king’s army from an enemy army at their border. When the camp is attacked and Shara separated from the rest of the army, she finds a dying soldier called David, and manages to heal him. Whilst on their journey to the capital, Shara falls in love with him, but she finds out he is not who he seems to be. In the capital, Shana and David run into pr
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Jun 15, 2012 Leah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While I enjoyed the story, I was often caught off guard by the numerous typos. I blame the editor. While I understand that dessert was brought after dinner and not desert, and that the characters thought instead of though, these errors really threw off my reading. I could have overlooked a couple of them but there were too many to overlook. My personal favorite was when the character Dric offered to "with walk" the character Shara.

Other than these grammatical problems, the story was interesting
Oct 17, 2011 mirkka rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinished
I stopped reading when I got to the first romantic scene. I'm just not into "I don't know anything about this person but OH HOW I FEEL THE LOVE" kind of romantic scenes. I guess romance love stories just aren't my cup of tea; they happen too fast and are too naïve, and I don't like the generic "what is this I am not a foolish person who falls in love what is happening to me" kind of ~*inner struggles*~.

I know I haven't given the book a proper chance because I only read the beginning, but ugh. It
Jun 19, 2013 Stacey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I thought Broken Aro was good and Broken Prince was very good. I liked the synopsis of this one, so thought I'd give it a try.

It just didn't work for me at all. I never felt like I understood any of the characters, and most of them, including Shara, didn't feel real. I didn't believe in the romance. If you take the mystical elements away, the main characters didn't seem to have anything drawing them together. The love triangle part worked better for me, although even that seemed like an awfully
Tara Humphrey
Boy, what a cluster this book was. So many guys vying for one lady. How does a girl make a choice? :)
I liked the book. I'll be honest, it took a very long time in the book before I could figure out the point of it. I haven't yet looked to see if there will be another one. Hopefully so, otherwise, I'm left with a lot of questions.
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Jen Wylie was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. In a cosmic twist of fate she dislikes the snow and cold.

Before settling down to raise a family, she attained a BA from Queens University and worked in retail and sales.

Thanks to her mother she acquired a love of books at an early age and began writing in public school. She constantly has stories floating around in her head, and finds it amazing mo
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