Torchlight by Lisa Tawn Bergren Online

Torchlight
Title : Torchlight
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ISBN : 9780880708067
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 249

Book 2 of the Best-Selling Full Circle SeriesCan the handsome handyman enlisted to renovate Julia’s estate also fix her mixed-up heart? After inheriting her family’s lighthouse and mansion, heiress Julia Rierdon--sister of Jake Rierdon (Refuge)--travels to the coast of Maine to restore the estate and turn it into a lavish inn. Temporarily separated from her wealthy fiancé,Book 2 of the Best-Selling Full Circle SeriesCan the handsome handyman enlisted to renovate Julia’s estate also fix her mixed-up heart? After inheriting her family’s lighthouse and mansion, heiress Julia Rierdon--sister of Jake Rierdon (Refuge)--travels to the coast of Maine to restore the estate and turn it into a lavish inn. Temporarily separated from her wealthy fiancé, Julia turns to a mysterious stranger for assistance. Motorcycle-riding handyman Trevor Kenbridge is gorgeous, infuriating…and just the man she needs to help her prepare her inn. Could he also be the right man to claim her heart?


Torchlight Reviews

  • Jenelle

    Ugh, no friggin, flippin way! I was so pumped from book 1 that I jumped right into book 2, but what a huge let-down!I don't get how this one has higher ratings, too, because it's the epitome of mediocre. The characters are boring, the romance is lifeless, and the "Christian" element is like a slap-dash afterthought. So basically, it's just some trashy (yet puritanically clean) contemporary romance and you know how I feel about those.Booo!

  • Cynthia

    Mistakes are human and I don't mind reading about characters making them. but the whole book was about mistakes and miscommunications. Even the side romance was based on miscommunications dragging the relationship along at the same stall pace as the main characters. There was no build up of feelings. I got extremely tired of all their prayers of guidance and then what. nothing. The Christian slant sounded like dogma more than anything. Something to be done when stressed and need answers but wort [...]

  • April

    5Sep2017 - Unknown to me I read the series out of order, I listened to this in 2016 on a road trip. Julie Rierden goes to Maine to bring an old family home back to life. Her mother doesn't approve. She has a boyfriend or fiancé that doesn't approve. And she finds an handsome, flirtatious handy man to help with the repairs. It takes a lot for both Julie and her man to acccept the other and that love might work for them.

  • Stacy

    Not a bad little read, though I was somewhat disappointed with the ending because it seemed so rushed with no epilogue or extra chapter. Julia is a new Christian engaged to Miles, who I do not believe is. She inherits family money at age thirty and goes to restore her family's long-neglected estate in Maine, which happens to house a lighthouse. While there, she meets Trevor, a Christian and all-around handyman, who helps her restore her new home. Miles and Trevor are at odds with each other over [...]

  • Tara

    I probably need to start out by saying that how I enjoy a book definitely depends on my mood. And I guess I just was in too much of a YA mood to like this one. I'll at least give it the benefit of doubt :)Likes: their first meeting--and Trevor's demeanor. He knew she was interested and it was funny to see him make her squirm. I also liked the journals of Anna/Shane they found in Torchlight's attic. Dislikes: the dialogue seemed cheesy/forced. Also, the POV would switch mid-chapter, sometimes bac [...]

  • Alisha

    Loved this one more than the first book in this series. I was so enthralled with it that I read it in one day flat (was up until 3am to do so, if that says anything about how hooked I was). I felt much more pulled into Torchlight than I was with Refuge (which I also enjoyed), and it might be because this was a whole book about two couples instead of Refuge being more of two novellas intertwined back-to-back. I always feel guilty rooting against a standing relationship/engagement, but I couldn't [...]

  • Wendy Sparkes

    I really enjoyed this 2nd book in the "Full Circle" Series. Julia renovating her great-grandparents home to make it into an inn with a very handsome handyman! A lovely lighthouse story, with excerpts of Anna's journal to bring Julia's ancestor's love story to light as well.#1#3#4#5#6

  • Denise Kettering

    This second book in the Full Circle series moves the reader across the country from the Montana setting to a restoration project in Maine. Julia Rierdon, sister of Jake Rierdon from the first book in the series Refuge, is renovating an old home and lighthouse into a bed and breakfast. She hires Trevor Kenbridge to help with the restoration and the two begin to have feelings for each other. Julia has a boyfriend, however, and the two can never quite get it together. While the story is interesting [...]

  • Heather

    Torchlight is awesome! Once again, Bergren draws you in - not wanting to put the book down. I love how she continuously shares character's thoughts; as they're praying to our gracious Father. Torchlight is a wonderful Christian romance story of a women caught up in not knowing which man to choose; trying to find herself & where God wants her to be; the main character of this story almost dies not once - but ---- (read the story to find out how many times & how). [I don't want to give too [...]

  • Susan

    After inheriting her family’s lighthouse and mansion, heiress Julia Rierdon--sister of Jake Rierdon (Refuge)--travels to the coast of Maine to restore the estate and turn it into a lavish inn. Temporarily separated from her wealthy fiancé, Julia turns to a mysterious stranger for assistance. Motorcycle-riding handyman Trevor Kenbridge is gorgeous, infuriating…and just the man she needs to help her prepare her inn. Could he also be the right man to claim her heart?Okay, I think Julia is expe [...]

  • Michele

    I really enjoyed this book, or most of it. The personalities and the theme of restoring an old family mansion kept my attention throughout the book. The only thing that I did not like was the ending, not the ending result as it was somewhat predictable but the way the author caused the ending to occur. I didn't think it kept with the rest of the book as well as it could have.I also really enjoyed the fact that it had an underlying Christian theme (I didn't know this when I started reading it) al [...]

  • ChrisGA

    This was a sweet romance about remodeling a family lighthouse. It had the usual conflict of a girl choosing between a rich fiance and maverick contractor. Good example of the genre of Christian fiction--I am too old to get totally involved in the romantic struggle without a mystery to carry me along-but that is just me.

  • Rhonda Buedefeldt

    First read of this author. Great development of character. She had me from the start when a fellow on a motorcycle pulled aside the main character to demonstrate his admiration. The author weaves ancestry, several characters' love conflicts and faith into a "can't wait to see what's next" storyline. Given my enjoyment of this oneI will check out another of her books.

  • Barbara

    Pleasant love story in an interesting environment. Nice historical background story. Didn't like the way some of the relationships were handled. Not Christlike.Little too much drama.All in all a good read.

  • Michelle

    I enjoyed this book and would give it 3.5/5 stars. The setting at a lighthouse in Maine and intertwining multiple love stories is what I enjoyed most about the book. As a main character, Julia wasn't as likeable as she should have been, but the secondary love stories made up for it.

  • H

    Good clean love story (the cover looks different then the one I read but the same story I bet!) A contemporary story about a young woman who spends her family fortune refurbishing an old country estate in Maine--and remodels her life in the process.

  • Loraine

    Loved Refuge the first book in this series and Bergren once again continued her excellence in modern christian romantic fiction. Loved the way she intertwined the journals of Julie's great great grandmother Anna throughout the story.

  • Bethany

    It ended too soon and was kinda slow with the romance

  • Traci

    Awesome book, but I live the whole series!!!

  • June

    Torchlight was a fun book to read. Meeting Jake (from Refuge) Rierdon's sister was a nice addition to the Full Circle series. Loved Trevor Kenbridge.

  • Pat

    Amazing book. I LOVED itd just about everything written by Lisa Tawn Bergren. Realistic and intense relationships without bedroom scenes. I also loved the audiobooks narrated by Kris Faulkner.

  • Colletta Miller

    Just OK for me

  • Diane

    A light read. A light romance.

  • Jenni

    Needed some light "listening"

  • Jodi Deters

    Fast-paced and entertaining. Moral and light. Some history.

  • Joan

    I enjoyed this book, only wish the end was differen. Seems like there is more to come.