Light of Truth

Michelli Family Ties - Book 3

Christian - Romance - General
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 10/19/2020
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Light of Truth is a work of romance fiction in the contemporary and Christian sub-genres and was penned by author Sherry Crandell. Forming the third novel in the Michelli Family Ties continuing saga, this standalone read features the youngest brother of the family, Rocco, who joined the family later in his childhood after discovering his connections to them. Now firmly belonging to the brotherhood, Rocco tries to move on in romance but finds that nobody compares to Libby Cash whom he met years ago. So when Libby and Rocco are reunited, and Libby’s engaged to a new man, complications of the family kind are bound to arise.

Author Sherry Crandell has crafted a highly engaging romantic and family drama that will be certain to captivate its audience from the very opening chapter. The interpersonal intrigue surrounding Libby and Rocco, and the mystery of her young son Zach, is well played out to give just the right amount of suspense and surprises, keeping readers guessing until its interesting conclusion. I also really liked the dialogue and the different ways in which the characters express their emotions, which I thought were very realistic in their situations. Libby is a highly endearing female lead with a lot of complicated decisions to make, and it’s easy to root for her and hope that she chooses the right path. Overall, Light of Truth is a sure-fire way to escape into a world of high drama, emotional triumphs, and excellent romantic writing.

Rabia Tanveer

Light of Truth is the third novel in the Michelli Family Ties series by Sherry Crandell. This is the story of love, loyalty, family, and trust. Rocco had no idea he belonged to the powerful and successful Michelli family. But now that he is a part of this family, he is not short of anything. He has all the money he wants and plenty of women in his life, but he isn’t satisfied. He looks for Libby in every woman he encounters and his heart will not settle for anything less. So, when he comes across her once again, Rocco thinks this is the best time to woo her. But she is engaged to another man who doesn’t treat her well and she has a child with a very strong resemblance to Rocco’s family. He wants to win her heart, but only if she wants him too. Will she give him a chance?

Light of Truth was such an amazing love story. It had the right amount of romance without detracting from the story. I loved the way Libby and Rocco interacted. They gave each other respect, they held each other up and made sure they were the right companion for each other. I was rooting for Rocco from the very start and I wanted him to meet Zach quickly. The pace is perfect, the author gave Libby and Rocco enough chances to strengthen their bond. The dialogues were fun, especially the ones between Rocco and his brothers. Although I haven’t read the previous novels in the series, I had zero issues connecting with Rocco. The references made to previous stories weren’t confusing and that just made reading this novel fun. I’m a sucker for romances that focus on family values and this one just did it for me.

Christian Sia

Light of Truth is the third entry in the Michelli Family Ties series by Sherry Crandell, a contemporary romance with strong Christian themes. A young man, Rocco, the only child of a nightclub stripper, is also a descendant of a powerful family with strong ties to organized crime. He is a man who has dated so many women, but one particular woman stays in his heart, Libby Cash, the single mom he’s loved and lost. When they met again, Libby is engaged to her boss, a man who doesn’t treat her well, but one who can surely provide the security she needs for her son. Libby is torn between following her desire for the handsome young Rocco and accepting the marriage proposal from her boss. Finding out what happens will be a great entertainment treat that leaves the reader’s heart throbbing for the characters.

Sherry Crandell is a great storyteller and she knows how to make her characters find their place slowly into the very center of the reader’s heart. They are believable characters and genuinely flawed. While Libby is Rocco’s perfect woman, she has secrets of her own and her motives are flawed by her strong desire to protect her child and give him a home. Rocco’s background is well-established and I enjoyed how the author builds his character on that background. The plot is ingenious, with twists that are interesting. Light of Truth is a story that is written from the heart with beautiful prose and it appeals powerfully to the human sense of love and belonging.

Edith Wairimu

In Light of Truth by Sherry Crandell, the third book in the Michelli Family Ties series, Rocco and his mother escape from what has been their home for years to trace Rocco’s paternal family. The Michellis accept Rocco and Angela with open arms and, with time, Rocco settles into his new home. As Rocco meets and dates different women, he runs into Libby, a single mother he had met earlier and who he has fallen in love with. Libby, however, is set on marrying her boss. Despite his scornful attitude and his indifference, Libby believes her boss will provide the stable environment her son needs. When Rocco comes into the picture, Libby is caught between two men, one asking for a second chance and the other promising a better future. Libby is also withholding crucial information.

I liked the lessons contained in Light of Truth. Rocco had a sad experience with a Christian minister that leaves him wounded for years. Through the experience, the novel shares ways on how to extend and respond to people with love. The Michelli family also shares an admirable bond. They stick together and go to great lengths to trace other members of their family. Rocco is also a realistic main character. He has a traumatic past and makes mistakes when dating. His relationship with Libby is also imperfect. Libby wants the best for her son. Her selflessness, however, could be a hindrance to her own happiness. Light of Truth by Sherry Crandell is a delightful read. It has an engrossing storyline and contains important lessons about love and forgiveness.