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A Dim Reflection

(A Light for Christ Collection #2)

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William Caverly can't seem to understand the unsettling feeling that has been nagging him for far too long. Memories of a baby sister are forever haunting his waking hours, and as he sleeps at night, he is repeatedly awakened by nightmares, confusing ones that he'd rather forget. He had been told that his baby sister died. He had seen her little body laid to rest beside th ...more
Paperback, 456 pages
Published May 20th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Lydia Howe
The beautiful cover pulled me in and made me wonder what the book was about from the moment I first glimpsed it. It's gorgeous and intriguing and well done. Even now I keep looking back at it - the colors mesh so well.

The descriptions were well done and I could see the story in my head as I was reading it which is always a plus. The plot moved along, and new characters were constantly being added. There are several different settings, so you don't have time to get tired of one place or pace bef
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Hailey Rose
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book even more than the first one! This book would make a perfect read-aloud for middle grades, but everyone at any age will enjoy it!

Forgiveness was a huge theme in this book. William, Charlotte, Anna, and even more characters have to learn about forgiveness. I loved the storyline with Charlotte, Rachael, and the little girls--so sweet! This book was a page-turner for sure.
Kelly Tyree
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Dim Reflection is book two in A Light for Christ Collection and it is fantastic! I loved the series. I would recommend reading book one, A Higher Ransom, first so that you can know the back story and how each character fits together.

I was so worried about William at the end of A Higher Ransom so it is good to see that he survived and escaped the castle and his father, the King. He is living and working under a different name but he is plagued with memories of his baby sister. He also senses s
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Ladyp
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I simply love this, new to me author’s writings, this is the second book of hers that I have read.
I believe with all my heart that God has richly blessed this young lady’s efforts at writing Christian Fiction.
In the first book of this series, “A Higher Ransom” Prince William is King Raymond’s son. Prince William keeps having this recurring dream about his sister even though she supposedly died at birth? At the end of, A Higher Ransom, you the reader find out that Prince William went to do the
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Erin Laramore
Mar 09, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was a mostly enjoyable read, filled with action/adventure, romance, mystery and character development. I say "mostly" enjoyable because this one took me a little bit to get into. Early on, the writing style seemed a bit stilted and I felt like I was coming into the story without some pertinent information (this is, after all, book 2 in a series). And while I appreciated that the characters were fully committed to Christ and prayed frequently, sometimes those conversations felt forced - ...more
Sarah
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Following closely on the heels of “A Higher Ransom”, this sequel continues the story and takes the readers on a lively quest to recoup lost relationships and faith. “A Dim Reflection” calls to mind 1 Corinthians 13:12: “Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” This is a fitting title for a tale in which the characters are revealed for who they truly are, good and bad. It is also a remin ...more
MaryAnn Bell
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Back Cover Copy: William Caverly can't seem to understand the unsettling feeling that has been nagging him for far too long. Memories of a baby sister are forever haunting his waking hours, and as he sleeps at night, he is repeatedly awakened by nightmares, confusing ones that he'd rather forget. His baby sister died. He saw her little body laid to rest beside their mother. But that doesn’t explain the dim remembrance he has of an event that happened not too long after that.



Charlotte Porter's d
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Deana Dick
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story is quite an adventurous and full of surprises. At first I was a bit confused at the story and had a hard time keeping track of who was related to who. Sometimes too many characters bog the story down and discourages readers to continue. I marched on because I know this author writes good books with faith scattered throughout the book. it was nice to see the characters praying and trusting God to help them during a decision or crisis.

William is a grand character with royalty in his bloo
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Becca-Rae Weidel
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Although I can't quite pin-point all the reasons, I enjoyed this book more than the first. I feel that the characters were given better depth, and the story flowed with a bit more realism. As with the first book in the series, there was plenty of scripture scattered throughout the story used to give strength and encourage the characters as they faced their giants.

I especially liked the "camaraderie" that existed between the characters in this story. Even though Anna and Charlotte's siblings were
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Jane
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Dim Reflection is book two in  Aleigha Israel’s A Light for Christ trilogy. In book one, A Higher Ransom, we met Anna who wasn’t afraid to let her light for Christ shine in a dark place. We also met William, the prince of Carpathia, his grandmother Agnes, and the servant girl Lilly.

In book two we meet Charlotte, princess of Carpathia, who thinks she is the daughter of Rachel Porter, head of a school for girls. Everyone thought that the princess had died at the same time as her mother, although
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Amy
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
When I started this book I was a bit confused because so many characters seem to be coming my way with no defining as to who they were or how they fit into the story. I wanted to continue on though, thinking they would come together. What I didn't know when I started reading this book was that it was book 2! Well that explains a lot. Once I pieced together who the characters were (a problem someone that starts with book 1 will not have) I enjoyed the book. While it was fairly predictable as to t ...more
Tabitha Bouldin
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
As the sequel to A Higher Ransom I have to say, A Dim Reflection worked its magic. Faith and scriptures flood the pages as you are reminded that nothing happens without God's knowledge. With each book, I am challenged to a stronger belief.

There are a lot of characters to keep track of, and you do hop from one person's mind to another in rapid succession, but I have never minded doing that as long as the character was integral to the structure of the book. I would like to have heard from Anna soo
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Donna C
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
William Caverly is haunted by memories from his past, memories of his baby sister who died as an infant. Charlotte Porter helps her mother run a boarding school for young girls. When Charlotte’s mother refuses to pay a blackmailer who has been demanding payment from her for most of Charlotte’s life Charlotte is kidnapped. Can William find his connection to Charlotte and get her back before it is too late?

A Dim Reflection is the second book in the A Light for Christ Series, however it can be read
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Debbie
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"A Dim Reflection" by ALEIGHA C. ISRAEL is the second book the "A Light for Christ" Collection and I recommend reading the books in order to get the full impact of these wonderful books.

These books are really one love story about Christ's love for us but in between the pages there is also a love story between man and women.

"A Dim Reflection" picks up many years later from where "A Higher Ransom" ends and is a fast and exciting read.

These books have a full cast of characters that really readers e
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ArynTheLibraryan
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Anna's family notices when something isn't right. Risky business, but they notice, and care.

They try to help, each in their own way. A beautiful thing.

Anna again challenges me. Her determination and perseverance are great. Strong, and still believable. Reflecting Christ doesn't come easily, but she does it anyway.

Little brother Caleb's courage and sense of justice together with his wisdom are more than a dim reflection of Christ. He does credit to his faith and his family.

I was impressed with hi
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Mary
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
The sequel to A Higher Ransom, A Dim Reflection by Aleigha C. Israel continues the tale begun in the first in the series but it can stand alone. Common people mingle with royalty as their lives are intertwined in this powerful saga of faith and hope. Will the secrets of the past be revealed? Do Charlotte, Anna, and William have a connection? The author skillfully crafts this drama to reveal the lives’ paths of various characters and draws them together, with surprises along the way, including bl ...more
Bekah
Mar 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: booksreadin2018
I was excited to be able to start this book as I quite enjoyed the first book, A Higher Ransom, which I gave 4/5 stars. This cover is also beautiful and drew me in. Now, for the review.

What I Liked: It was fun getting reunited with old characters from the first book and also getting introduced to some new delightful ones. I quickly got into the story and enjoyed the main plot and all of the subplots mixed in. I loved the setting Charlotte was placed in as art teacher in her mother's boarding sch
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Patti Pierce
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Imagine believing your baby sister had died along with your mother, but then you start having nightmares of things you can not explain. Add in being a prince, and that adds to the drama and mystery. This second book in the A Light for Christ series does not disappoint. William hears the voice of someone he believes is his sister crying for help. In the meantime, Charlotte is teaching art to young girls who live in her mother’s boarding house. She misses her father who has died under mysterious c ...more
Betti
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an unexpected end.' Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
Secrets, unforgiveness, new names, kidnapping and trials of various kinds find you not putting this story down until you are finished! I love the way the author shows the spiritual growth in the various characters - the small lessons they learn prepare them for the tests ahead. The surprising ending brought answers to so many questions and ce
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Kim Paulus
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It is the second in the series, and I did have a little catching up to do when I started reading. I soon caught on and read this book in 2 sittings. Charlotte is an art teacher in her mother's boarding school, too busy for a romance. William is running from his father(the king) posing as a poor man- handyman. William has dreams about the birth of his sister and his mother's death, that he needs help solving the meaning behind them. There were a lot of twist and turns ...more
Vicky Sluiter
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book two in the Light for Christ collection will keep you reading through all the action, twists, and turns. While is does read as a stand alone, I think I would have enjoyed it more had I read the first book, A Higher Ransom. That in no way reflects on this story but on my lack of diligence.

A Dim Reflection definitely is a Christian novel; author Aleigha Israel does not shy from that at all. There is a lot of biblical reference, and the characters are Christians who know their Bible. We are sho
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Janice Sisemore
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A dim reflection

This is the 2nd in a series. It is continued but can still make sense without reading the first one. I did read the first one and enjoyed it also.

Charlotte is a artist and loves to teach art to children also. There is one special little girl named Silvia, which you will love getting to know.

Rachel is the mother of Charlotte and there is mystery involving their relationship. Then there is William and Stephen who works for them that also has a mystery involving them. A lot of su
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Sherri
May 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read A Higher Ransom first!

This book is the sequel to A Higher Ransom. I strongly suggest that it be read before this one. It ends, (or doesn’t end), in a cliffhanger. This book, the sequel, tells the rest of the story. It held my attention and I think this author shows lots of promise. There were a few minor grammatical errors and typos in both books but nothing terrible. They tend to grab my attention more than they do most people. Over all, the book was worth the read and the characters likab
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Lauren Compton
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second novel I've read by this author (and I'm looking forward to reading book 3 in the series!). Each time I read one of Aleigha's books, something about the style, plot, and characters just makes you want more! :D They are definitely an enjoyable, easy read.
The plot in this one was more complex than book 1 and once again, faith in God is central to the plot. I'm so thankful for authors who seek to glorify God in their books. All in all, I'd say this book is a sweet, innocent read
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Madison
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
That was the SWEETEST book! The ending was absolutely perfect and I am so happy.
I have no words!

I would have definitely given this book five stars if it weren’t for God speaking verbally to characters a few times and it implying that William had a prophetic dream, as I do not believe this is possible anymore. The Bible is God’s complete Word for us, nothing else will we hear from Him (verbally, through dreams, etc.) until the day He comes.

This being said, I will most definitely be reading the
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Joan Arning
Feb 26, 2018 rated it liked it
A kidnapped princess, a prince in hiding, a cruel king, blackmail, orphans, and a girls' boarding school make for lots of activity in A Dim Reflection by Aleigha C. Israel! The characters were interesting! From reading other reviews, I think I missed something by not reading book one in the series first but it was enjoyable as a stand alone title. I would recommend this historical fiction to others. I received a complimentary e-book from the author. This is my honest opinion. ...more
Shonda
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. The plot kept me interested and wanting to see what would happen in the end. I did have a hard time keeping up in some places in the story because of many characters but it didn’t keep me from wanting to finish. I wish I would have read the first book in the series as I think it would have helped me to understand more in the beginning of the book. I will continue to read more books from Aleigha Israel.
Ellen White
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
First to read anything by her, so haven’t read the first in this series. This had a good plot, and the characters draw you in. William with memories that are haunting of a baby crying, yet told she had died. A passion of painting for Charlotte, yet questions of father death.This was a Christian based story and very well done, with twists, and questions, that set us as readers to find answers. Readers will enjoy,and look for more by her. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
Virginia Winfield
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is book 2 in this series and I recommend reading book 1(A Higher Ransom) before reading this book. You will not know the great characters if you don’t read the first book. This is a very enjoyable historical fiction book where the characters are learning to be better Christians. There are many twists and turns. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
S.G. Willoughby
I think I read this too fast! My mind couldn't keep up ;) :D I enjoyed this story, full of uplifting truth like the first book, and beautiful characters. I was glad to see that Anna was back, along with William, Lilly, and many of the others. There were a few scenes that felt like they were missing, but again, it could just be my brain. :) ...more
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