The Light Within Us was published in paperback on 2nd July 2020. A blog tour was arranged to celebrate the event; with book blogger’s reviews.
I was delighted by the interest shown in The Light Within Us, which was very well received. Here are the highlights of the reviews:
Karen’s Book Bag The descriptions are atmospheric and rich in detail – a work of art in words to complement the artistic theme of the story.
The good news, though, is that this is the first of a planned trilogy, so we should be seeing more of Edith, Clarissa, Dora, et al …I. for one, can’t wait! full review here
Book Club Mumma Beautifully written, engaging and heartwarming the perfect read for the summer! full review here
Rainy Reads Okay, I can’t even begin to explain how much I loved this book. I really wasn’t expecting to get so invested in these character’s lives… but WOW.
I thought this would just be a simple love story, but it is SO MUCH MORE than that. full review here
Bookish Jottings A beautifully woven and wonderfully atmospheric family drama set in Cornwall, Charlotte Betts’ The Light Within Us is the first title in what promises to be a superb trilogy.
Charlotte Betts writes wonderfully immersive historical novels. The Light Within Us is the latest in a long line of evocative, enthralling and enjoyable tales sure to hold readers spellbound.
Written with flair, style and confidence, The Light Within Us … touches the heart and lifts the spirit.
A wonderfully written historical novel, Charlotte Betts’ The Light Within Us is another surefire winner by this talented writer. full review here
Sarah’s Vignettes This is the first book by Charlotte Betts I have read and I am excited to have found a new author whose books I can explore. In The Light Within Us, Charlotte Betts explores creativity and art at the time, the power of art, as well as the position of women in Victorian England and the power of female friendships.
The Light Within Us is a poignant, compelling and extensively researched novel that left me wanting the next book in the series: THE FADING OF THE LIGHT. I cannot wait to find out what happens next to these characters. full review here
Jaffa Reads Too A delightful historical saga which is so beautifully woven together that from the very start I was enchanted.
It’s a story about marriage and motherhood and the complications of each, but it’s also about the glory of art and the tensions and securities faced by artists.
I raced through The Light Within Us. Beautifully written from first page to last, The Light Within Us, captured both my heart and my imagination. full review here
The Little Library x I became so invested in these characters that I found myself crying throughout (both happy and sad tears!)
I’m really excited to read the next two books and for me there’s no way I could give The Light Within Us less than a five-star rating. full review here
Book Literati I have read quite a few of Charlotte Betts’ books, and love her style of writing, painting a picture with her words. The Light Within Us opens with some of the most beautiful writing I have read.
The Light Within Us is a book that captivated me from start to finish. Rich in detail, full of passion this is a delightful and fascinating read. I really can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the trilogy as the teaser at the end looks amazing. full review here
This book really delves into the oppression women suffered in this time period and the struggles they would have.
Charlotte’s writing is captivating. I cannot wait for the second book.
Many thanks to all those who took the time to read the book and write such lovely reviews!