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A Light at Winter's End (Cedar Springs #3)

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Holly Fisher opens her door one day and finds her estranged sister Hannah standing there with a glassy look and her nine-month old baby on her hip.  Before Holly knows what is happening, Hannah has left her baby with Holly and disappeared.  Three months later, fresh out of rehab for addiction to painkillers, Hannah shows up sober, contrite, and wanting her son back.  But ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Auntee
Oct 23, 2011 Auntee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of contemporary romance in the style of Catherine Anderson
I loved this book! Something about the storyline and characters touched me in a big, emotional way. This is a sequel of sorts to Summer of Two Wishes (another emotional winner) as this is Wyatt Clark's story.

Wyatt is the handsome, urbane businessman (view spoiler)
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Sandy M
Jun 30, 2011 Sandy M rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Wyatt. My Wyatt. I felt for this man when I read and reviewed A Summer of Two Wishes. I wanted more about him when his life and world crashed at the end of that book, but we got only a smidgen, and I was unhappy about that. Because I’m always so behind on who’s got what book releasing when, I didn’t know Julia London had written Wyatt’s story. So you can imagine my happiness going through the roof when I picked this book up and started reading.

After Wyatt’s meltdown in ASoTW and he walks off int
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Molly (Cafinated Reads)
Feb 21, 2011 Molly (Cafinated Reads) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly (Cafinated Reads) by: Pocket Books
Well, this wasn't my favorite novel, but, all in all, it was really a decent read. I think my bit of unhappiness with this novel, comes from the fact that it is a sequel and I failed to read the first one. That being said, Julia London IS a talented author and one who can really pull her readers into the novel.

On more than one occasion, I felt as if it was me falling for hunky cowboy Wyatt Clark. I felt like it was me who wanted to mend his broken heart and fall in love with him. The problem I
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Ing
Mar 21, 2011 Ing rated it liked it
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Anne OK
Mar 01, 2011 Anne OK rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011-reads
A very fine conclusion to the story that began in "A Summer of Two Wishes." Wyatt redeemed himself in this book and I admired and cheered him on from the beginning. It was nice to meet his little baby girl and watch his interaction with her.
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What I liked the most in this book was how much love had the hero and how hard it must have been to return her nephew to his mother after everything that happened. It just broke my heart...
Ns
May 18, 2011 Ns rated it really liked it
One man is given a second chance at love, and another woman gets the opportunity of a lifetime to realize her dreams...and fall in love.

On all accounts A Light at Winter's End was a great story. A man who is stable, alone, and needing to find his way back into living. A woman who is carefree, far from settled and without a care in the world. A distant relationship with her sister only magnifies how hollow her world is. There is a lot they can learn from each other and a lot to root for as they
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Carrie
Warning: If you haven't read Summer of Two Wishes this review will contain major spoilers for that book. In fact, just reading the backcover blurb will give you major spoilers for the previous book. To get the full impact of this book, Two Wishes should be read first.

Sometimes I read a book because I need closure for characters in a previous book. A Light at Winter's End was one of those books. Part of me knew I shouldn't read the book, because I was still miffed about the resolution of the fir
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Laurie
May 18, 2011 Laurie rated it it was amazing
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Brenda
Feb 26, 2011 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holly Fisher is the sister who always feels like she isn't quite good enough, her career as a song writer wasn't good enough because she was perceived to be the slacker in the family she sort of just fell into that roll. Her mother always compared her to her sister Hannah, whose life seems to be totally together, she has a happy marriage, a good job and Mason, her nine month old son. But when Hannah's life spirals out of control, she "dumps Mason on Holly and takes off saying she will be back. ...more
Dayatara
Sep 11, 2011 Dayatara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A light at Winter's End...Wow. This was a beautiful story. So, beautiful, so realistic.

I read A Summer of Two Wishes a few years ago. That book was very good too but I was left feeling extremely sad, even heartbroken for Wyatt. Wyatt was/is such a great guy. He didn't deserve what happened to him in A Summer of Two Wishes. There were no real winners and no real losers in that book. I was glad Macy picked Finn, but at the same time I wanted her to pick Wyatt. So, when I read the synopsis on the b
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Hattie
Jul 09, 2011 Hattie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Holly and Hannah are two sisters who have spent their lives in Texas. Each sister is totally different. Both sisters had a different relationship with their mother. Neither one felt like they could please their mother. Oddly, Holly thought Hannah was the favorite while Hannah felt Holly was given a soft touch by their mother. Whether their thoughts are seen through foggy glasses worn out by time the sisters now have a strained relationship with one another and feel inadequate as women
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Maria
Mar 11, 2011 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review is from: A Light at Winter's End (Mass Market Paperback)
What I Can Tell You:
Have there ever been two sisters more different? Hannah has always been her mother's favorite, especially at the end. She took her mother to her doctor appointments, made funeral arrangements and always did the right thing according to mom. Then there is Holly who plays guitar, never had time to visit mom, struggles as a song writer and works part time to pay the rent. So it was quite a surprise when Holly
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Julie
Jun 18, 2011 Julie rated it really liked it
Wynn is still trying to recover from the blow that was dealt to him and Macy last year...Macy's first husband "returning from the dead" after being a prisoner of the Taliban and reported dead by the Army. Not only that, Macy is pregnant with their child. Gracie is a beautiful little girl who Wynn is completely enamored with.

Holly and Hannah have just lost their mother. Hannah is all over Holly for never helping take care of their mother and is even more upset when she finds out everything has b
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Brandi
Oct 22, 2011 Brandi rated it really liked it
I met Wyatt Clark in Summer of Two Wishes and although I sympathized with him, I wasn't that big a fan of the guy in the end. Truth be told, he received the worst smelling end of the stick when his wife left him for her first husband. Wyatt was destined to come out the loser; he couln't possibly fight against a war hero coming back to claim his bride. And now, after to years, Wyatt has come home and made himself into a hermit---only coming to town to sign checks and pick up his daughter.
Holly F
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Once Upon a Twilight
Mar 06, 2011 Once Upon a Twilight rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-blog-ning
A contemporary romance about what could very well be, real life emotional and heart breaking struggles of current families. It’s about family conflicts, divorce drama, addictions as well as strong emotions of hope and love. Decisions taken will send them in an emotional rollercoaster, but where love, understanding and family will help move forward and bring them together.
This book is the sequel of Summer of Two Wishes. You would want to read it first, so you can understand why the main character
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Tytti
May 20, 2012 Tytti rated it it was amazing
I accidentally found Julia London's book One season of sunshine last winter when it was on sale. I decided to give it a try and loved her writing style. There story goes forward and I really like her characters. Especially in this series.

SPOILERS AHEAD!!

Okay, so there's Wyatt who became familiar in the book Summer of two wishes. His story is kind of sad. He fell in love with a woman, Macy, whose husband had died at war. But Wyatt and Macy fell in love and eventually got married. And just as they
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ExLibris_Kate
Aug 24, 2011 ExLibris_Kate rated it liked it
When Holly's sister dropped off her nine month old son and disappeared, she didn't know what to think. Holly moves back to the house she inherited after her mother died and tries her best to care for Mason. When she finds out that Hannah was in rehab, her thoughts turn to permanent custody of the nephew she loves like a son. In the middle of all of the conflict, Holly meets her neighbor,Wyatt, who wins her heart. When Hannah eventually returns and wants her son, Holly has some big decisions to ...more
Teril
Mar 03, 2011 Teril rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gallery, for-review
Sometimes a lady just needs a good Cowboy. Holly Fisher’s story is one of abandonment, and hope intermixed with lost and love. Julia London brings us to a town Texas that has a tale of two sister and the cowboy between them.
Holly’s dreams have always been second to her sister Hannah’s and one day after a stint in rehab, Hannah drops a baby at Holly’s door thus halting all plans of future fame and happiness for Holly. Enter in Wyatt. Now having not read the previous book (in which Wyatt was a for
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Tanya T
Feb 11, 2016 Tanya T rated it really liked it
Never read this author before, but will definitely read her books again!
This is the story of Holly and Hannah, 2 sisters who couldn't be more different. Hannah is the "good" daughter, the responsible one, the one her mother feels will go far in life. She's got a great job, married to a handsome successful guy and mother to a sweet baby boy. Holly on the other hand drifts thru life with various part time jobs and dreams of being a famous song writer, which her mother never approves of. Now at th
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April
Feb 23, 2011 April rated it really liked it
A LIGHT AT WINTER'S END BY JULIA LONDON is a contemporary romance set in present day Texas. It is the sequel to "Summer Of Two Wishes",but can be read as a stand alone. It is well written with depth,details and twists and turns. It has family conflict,romance, love, childcare,fractured families,forgiveness,drug addiction,following dreams,coming to terms with the past, finding your place in the world, finding true love and happiness. The characters are realistic,engaging,charming and will leave ...more
Gail
Apr 28, 2011 Gail rated it really liked it
This is a women's fiction with a nice romance included... Or maybe a good romance with a good sisterly subplot. Heroine is the "bad sister," who's been bumming around writing songs and waitressing while big sis has gone to college, married, etc. Plus, she hasn't done her share of taking care of Mom while she was dying of cancer. Now Mom's gone, and she left the family ranch and everything else to the heroine, because "she'll never be able to make a living." Except the heroine's songwriting ...more
Julie Barrett
Dec 01, 2011 Julie Barrett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a light at winters end by julia london
Hannah who's heavily been taking drugs has left her son with Holly telling her that her husband has left her and she is leaving (going into rehab). Holly loves the baby even though it's a disruption of her life. Hannah's husband won't come get the baby either, tells her she can still write her songs and handle it.

Holly heads back to the house where her mom lived, she left it all to her. She meets her neighbor while trying to take care of Mason and to continu
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Books&Friends
Jun 12, 2011 Books&Friends rated it really liked it
Though this may be considered more a single title with romantic elements, the romance reminds me of a gentle warm breeze. It softly wraps around you, stirs you.

It's a story of caring sisters that have been made to see themselves as opponents. Their mother, created this divide early in their teens and perpetuated the animosity following her death via her will and final letter. All the important characters Wyatt, Hannah and Holly have their own POV. Without them I would have chided each of them fo
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Janga
Mar 17, 2011 Janga rated it it was amazing
Julia London is an autobuy author for me. I love her historicals, but I prefer her contemporaries. I've been waiting for this book since I finished Summer of Two Wishes. I was delighted to see Wyatt get an HEA, and I found Holly an interesting, engaging character. I liked the dynamics between the two sisters as well. It's not easy to capture the mix of steadfast love, rivalry, slanted perspective, and button pushing that make up sibling relationships. I thought London did an excellent job of sho ...more
Beth
Jun 17, 2011 Beth rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
A Light At Winter’s End is a touching story about motherhood, substance abuse, and romance. It was rather predictable but I enjoyed the read. First we have Hannah, an aspiring song writer working hard to make it big in the world of music. She is living alone in a studio apartment working an hourly job at a local health food store when her older sister knocks on her door and drops off her nephew with a duffel bag of belongings, a vague “I’ll be back for him soon”, and disappears. Her sister, ...more
Char (1RadReader59)
Jan 24, 2012 Char (1RadReader59) rated it it was amazing
I totally loved this book. The reason being I at the time a long while back read this book not knowing it was a series & I have say it was a good stand alone book. But now that I have read the two books before it wow did Wyatt make a huge change for the better in his life. I really did not like him in the first book at all. So, that alone is saying a lot. His relationship with Holly in this book & all that goes on in their lives to bring them together is well funny, heart breaking, & ...more
Eve
Jun 06, 2011 Eve rated it liked it
Definitely not one of my favourites by her..I had some issues with the main characters. Not Wyatt so much, but the sisters. I appreciate that it delved pretty deeply into the complex relationship between the two sisters, but the whole baby thing in there was kind of heartwrenching in a horrible way, and though I know it isn't reality, I didn't agree with the way it was handled in the book. I wish it had been more focused on the romance - once they got together, the rest of it was about the ...more
Marjorie
May 28, 2014 Marjorie rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
While you don't have to read Summer of Two Wishes to understand this book, it is helpful to see why Wyatt Clark acts the way he does. Wyatt has shut himself off from the world only to find his new neighbor piques his interest. Holly Fisher suddenly finds herself with her nephew, Mason, when her sister, Hannah, realizes she (Hannah) needs rehab. Holly, an aspiring songwriter, goes back to the homeplace so Mason can have room to grow. Soon the sparks begin to fly between her and Wyatt. Wyatt is ...more
Terri Tinkel
Apr 12, 2012 Terri Tinkel rated it really liked it
Although this was a romance novel; it was not the usual type. Yes, there was a beautiful woman and a handsome rugged cowboy-type who meet and are attracted to each other. But the reason for their meeting and the background stories of both were a bit unusual. It made for a good story line. I was sure they would get together in the end but I wasn't sure how it would all fall into place. This was a great book to read over a couple of days. I would recommend it to anyone who likes an interesting ...more
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