About the Book:
Each year, the Harlequin More Than Words award is given to three women who have worked hard to change people's lives for the better. Inspired by their accomplishments, three bestselling authors have written stories to honor these real-life heroines.
In Light This Candle, Major Mitch McConnell has arrived home after serving overseas for nearly two years. Now he can finally give his condolences to Cassidy Frazier, whose husband died under his command. But when he tracks down the single mother, he finds out that Cassidy is about to be evicted and her son, Cody, is in the hospital.
At first, Cassidy tells Mitch she doesn't want his help. The military wasn't there for her when it mattered most, so she certainly doesn't need them now. But Mitch is more than a soldier: he's a caring, gentle man who's determined to ease Cassidy's burdens. And if she lets him into her family, perhaps she can give Mitch something worth fighting for...
Look for all three ebooks inspired by real-life heroines: Good Neighbors by Sheila Roberts, Just Joe by Carla Cassidy and Light This Candle by Cindy Dees.
This one is a real tear-jerker. Cody is not only in the hospital, he's dying unless he can get a transplant. When Mitch asks the hospital social worker about Cassidy's needs, the social worker suggests that what she needs is him, and for him to be there for her and reliable. Yes, things happen fast, and no, I don't think I ever doubted the ending but it was a sweet read that had me in tears a couple of times. For the price, what more could I want.
Like all the books in this series, it introduces us to a charity and the woman who started it. In this case the charity is Patches of Light, which is dedicating to helping families of critically ill children. Grade: B-.