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A Lily in the Light
A Lily in the Light | Kristin Fields
13 posts | 8 read | 14 to read
A harrowing debut novel of a tragic disappearance and one sister's journey through the trauma that has shaped her life. For eleven-year-old Esme, ballet is everything--until her four-year-old sister, Lily, vanishes without a trace and nothing is certain anymore. People Esme has known her whole life suddenly become suspects, each new one hitting closer to home than the last. Unable to cope, Esme escapes the nightmare that is her new reality when she receives an invitation to join an elite ballet academy in San Francisco. Desperate to leave behind her chaotic, broken family and the mystery surrounding Lily's disappearance, Esme accepts. Eight years later, Esme is up for her big break: her first principal role in Paris. But a call from her older sister shatters the protective world she has built for herself, forcing her to revisit the tragedy she's run from for so long. Will her family finally have the answers they've been waiting for? And can Esme confront the pain that shaped her childhood, or will the darkness follow her into the spotlight?
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Nikki_E
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Bailedbailed

If I‘m going to bail on a book, it‘s usually within the first 25%, at most 50%. Made it to 80% and I just couldn‘t anymore. Just not the book for me.

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Nikki_E
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BookDragonNotWorm
A Lily in the Light | Kristin Fields
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Mehso-so

I feel bad for not rating this higher, but for a story with such an emotional plotline, it really didn't raise my emotions. It was a good idea and had good bones, but I feel like the author really missed out on the chance to make this the tear-jerker it could have been. 3/5 ⭐

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Tanzy13
A Lily in the Light | Kristin Fields
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A harrowing debut novel of a tragic disappearance and one sister‘s journey through the trauma that has shaped her life.

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angel1
A Lily in the Light | Kristin Fields
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Unless you watch This Is Us then the answer would be YES Esme, this would start a fire and IS NOT safe..sorry had to go there because I love This Is Us😂❤️

Cathythoughts Sounds good 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
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angel1
A Lily in the Light | Kristin Fields
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My current read for the week!📚

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Eggs
A Lily in the Light | Kristin Fields
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I enjoyed this peek into a family trauma that shows both the interconnectedness as well as the isolation of the damaged family dynamic. 4 yo Lily goes missing, while her mom, dad, sisters and brother suffer the guilt; each person coping in their own way. Esme, 11, expresses her heavy emotions in ballet. Many parallels between the ballet Serenade (above) and Esme‘s splintered memories of her little sister Lily.

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bookishkris
A Lily in the Light | Kristin Fields
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A fast read, mostly because the story catches you up and spins you around until it sets you down at the end, a little dizzy and a lot changed. I loved it. I loved that the author didn‘t shy away from the long term effects of trauma on families, or the ways people try to escape their pasts. I love that Esme got to have someone else who danced because they were broken. Just read it!

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bookishkris
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Starting these two tonight. I‘m also working on The Huntress in paperback, but I can‘t hold it to eat in bed (stupid stroke hand). I‘ve been looking forward to You Asked for Perfect, and A Lily in the Light just appealed to my ballet-loving heart when I was choosing a Kindle First book.

Christine11 I finished You Asked For Perfect a couple of days ago - I thought it was fantastic! Hope you do too! 😊 12mo
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squirrelbrain
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Mehso-so

This was my Kindle First pick this month and unfortunately I didn‘t love it. The first half is told from the POV of an 11 year old whose younger sister has gone missing and I just didn‘t find her voice authentic.

By the time the story jumps forward 8 years (same narrator at the age of 19) I just found her a bit brattish and I wasn‘t drawn into the story as a result.

Never mind-at least it was free! I‘d love to know what everyone else thinks....

TrishB I didn‘t get that one, I got this one 12mo
squirrelbrain Hopefully yours will be better @TrishB ! 12mo
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Lisas.Library
A Lily in the Light | Kristin Fields
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My March Amazon First Reads pick. It sounds so good.