A Flicker of Light
The Officer Girl in Blue by Fenella J. Miller is the 3rd book in The Girls in Blue. While The Officer Girl in Blue could be read as a standalone, I believe it is best read as part of the series. This will allow you to get to know all the characters and their backstories. I thought The Officer Girl in Blue contained good writing and developed characters. I like Charlotte who is spunky, smart, and resourceful. Dan is intelligent, dedicated, and handsome. The chemistry between the pair is obvious from the moment their eyes meet. I thought the author captured the time period and I enjoyed the use of the slang from that era. I did not, though, appreciate the foul language. I am glad we got to catch up with Nancy and Jane from the first two books in the series. I did feel that the side story involving Marion was unnecessary. I did not like how it was handled. The Officer Girl in Blue has suspense, danger, friendship, and romance. Those who like to read World War II romances, will enjoy The Officer Girl in Blue. The Officer Girl in Blue is a dramatic historical tale with corrupt cops, firm friends, blasting bombs, a disorganized desk, a plane predicament, messy mud, and a cheerful Christmas.
A Flicker of Light contains good writing and realistic characters. I did find the pacing to be slow as we follow the characters as they go about their day to day lives of the characters (Mitch, June, Rand, Bea, Jeremy, and the cat, Steve). I enjoyed the beautiful descriptions of the Montana mountains and Moose Creek. It sounds like a beautiful area. Each member of the family is having a problem. Mitch lost his wife to cancer two years prior and misses her every single day. June, Bea’s grandmother, is having memory issues. Bea and Jeremy are having a rough time. Jeremy lost his job, their apartment is in terrible condition, and Bea is pregnant. They need a place to live until Jeremy can decide about the business he wishes to begin. I thought the situations were realistic. Life is full of ups and downs. You just need to have hope and faith. Mitch is lucky to have a generous church family, though, he has yet to realize it. I was never able to get into A Flicker of Light. The story moves along slowly as we follow the characters as they go about their daily lives. There is no action, and I found it to be a depressing story. The ending is nice, but it seemed to take forever to get there. I suggest you obtain a sample to see if A Flicker of Light is the right fit for you. A Flicker of Light is a Christian tale about healing, regret, letting go, faith, forgiveness, hope, community, and family.
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