Cape Light (Cape Light #1)
- Cape Light (Cape Light #1)
- 368 pages
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I enjoyed a singularly compelling experience late last month. I cracked the cover of this book and was instantly transported to Cape Light, Massachusetts, a community whose magic lies in the development of its characters, its various plot lines, and the flowing writing style of its authors—a writing style that seems to blend the best of Luanne Rice, Nicholas Sparks, Richard Paul Evans and anyone else you can think of who writes like that.I read book one in this series because some of the later [...]
4.5 StarsDon't let the Christian Fiction genre label be an excuse to shy away from this lovely book. Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer have created such a warm fictitious New England village, Cape Light, Massachusetts. Its inhabitants are warm and generous, though there are a few whose lives are not without hardships or past sorrows. I can see Cape Light as one of Thomas Kinkade"s Rockwell-like paintings. It is not heavy-handed in its use of Bible quotations or spiritual reflections. Cape Lig [...]
I am just starting to read the Cape Light series of books by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer.In Cape Light you will meet the many people that make up the town's history. There is the Warwick family: Lillian, the matriarch of the family; Emily, the town's Mayor; and Jessica, the assistant manager at the bank. Another large family in Cape Light are the Morgan's: Sam, who is a carpenter and very much in love with Jessica; Molly, the sister who despises Jessica, and her daughters Lauren and Jil [...]
I don't plan to read the book, because I can only assume I would dislike the book in the same way I dislike the art. However, many years ago while on holiday we were sniggering outside one of his 'galleries' and my brother-in-law announced: "Thomas Kinkade, painter in something that rhymes with light!". And we fell about laughing. Until we noticed that the window was open and the woman in the shop was not nearly as amused as we wereIt's hard to imagine how the sentimental twee artist of the popu [...]
This was a nice little book about a small town where everyone knows everybody's business - nearly. Most of the characters in this novel either have a secret hope for their futures, secrets that haunt them in their pasts, or feelings they keep a secret even from themselves. Cape Light has strongly Christian themes about giving oneself over to God's hands and letting God handle things. I'm not religious and expected that the Christian backbone would be distracting from the main story, but I was pl [...]
I like this first book in the series. I bit more depth than some cozy stories. All the loose ends were not tied up at the end, which makes me want to read the next. This will be a fun series to read.
I was all ready to give this book a 4 until that ending. The reason it couldn't be 5 stars was because there were about 10000 characters to keep track of. It switched prospectives constantly without warning sometimes. There would be even switches of perspective in a given perspective if that makes any sense. For example, you are reading about one sister and suddenly you are hearing the internal thoughts of the other sister. Even though this was told in third person, it was just totally confusing [...]
I've read all these and love little town series:)
Wonderful read. Taking it back to the Library and getting the next one tomorrow!!
This was a good summer read. Funny story; it was on my to read list and I found it in a 'give one take one' free book exchange. I picked this one up because it was set in Maine and I wasn't disappointed with the plot. I liked hearing each of the characters' stories because they were all so different from each other. I think one of the main reasons as to why I liked them was because they felt so real. On top of that I liked the Christian bits. I'm no super religious but this book was such a nice [...]
This was okay. There were a lot of characters to keep track, and I liked most of them, but it made the story drag at times. There was a happy ending for the couple, and the storylines some of the other characters were left open left open. Those are probably taken care of in the next novel.
All of the Cape Light books are wonderful. I read one each year near Christmas time. It is the highlight of the season for me.
on to the next!
A heartwarming story of a fictitious Massachusetts village sand the trials and tribulations of the townspeople.
Cape LightThomas Kinkade and Katherine SpencerFiction378 pagescopyright: 2002isbn: 0-515-13732-4Inspired by the artistic vision of world-renowned landscape painter Thomas Kinkade--and imbued with the light of his uplifting message--this heartwarming novel introduces us to the quint town of Cape Light, and those who call it homeNestled in New England is the picturesque seaside hamlet of Cape Light, where everyone knows everyone, and folks still about one another. But Cape Lighters have their shar [...]
Another book read to the wife. She loves to be read to, she always has. Reading is one of the few things that we can do together after her stroke.We knew about Thomas Kinkade's paintings but neither of us had any idea that he wrote books too. This book is a Christian fictional writing of how life might be in the setting, Cape Light, for one of Mr. Kinkade's paintings. The Warwick family plays a major part in the book, Emily is the village's mayor, her sister, Jessica, who works at the bank, is u [...]
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. It took about a good 1/3 of the way into the book before I really started getting into it. It was slow going, but once I got into the storyline, it took off, and I was hooked. The book is set in Cape Light, which just sounds like this idyllic, sweet community. The type of community I've always wanted to live in where you can walk everywhere, everyone knows everyone. Of course there's the harbor, the church, the coffee shop and the diner. It just sounded li [...]
When I started to read this book I had no idea what to expect because it was nothing I have never really read. In the beginning I had a difficult time keeping up with all the characters, but as I kept reading it became easier to see who was who. I also had a hard figuring out what kind of book Cape Light was. Whether it was a romance, mystery, or suspense. I have to now say it was all of the above. I just finished the book and it brought tears to my eyes. The only thing I didn't like is it left [...]
I love when I find a book where the characters come to life and I feel like one of the characters looking in from the outside. The story centers around a small town called Cape Light and the people who make Cape Light their home. Each of the characters have their human flaws which make them relatable and likeable. While reading this book I had so many emotions, God, a sense of community, a sense of family, friendship, secrets from the past, questions about the future, falling in love, jealousy, [...]
It is true what is said about Cape Light - "It's a little town you've never been to but you know it by heart."This is the first of the Cape Light series. After beginning with #10 or so in the series, I felt I owed it to myself to begin with book #1 and unravel some of the mysteries of the stories. I'm glad I did!The characters quickly and easily become your friends; the restaurants, church, streets, etc. soon become as familiar to you as if they had been part of your life and not just some incre [...]
OOPS, I WROTE MY REVIEW UNDER THE FIRST TITLE IN THE SERIES--HOW DID I DO THIS???????????? I WILL KNOW GO TO THE CORRECT TITLE "SONGS OF CHRISTMAS" AND INSERT A CROSS REFERENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is another light but delightful book in "Thomas Kinkade's Cape Light" series. Mr Kinkade passed away but his co-author, Katherine Spencer (real name Anne Canadeo) is continuing this series and also, Mr Kinkade's other wonderful series, "Angel Island".Ms. Canadeo has posted that she has already planned an [...]
I will start by saying this was a decent book. It is certainly not the best book I have ever read nor is it the worst. If I could choose a rating it would be at about 3 1/2 stars. This book had an overall positive message throughout, but definitely had some slow points as well. I am happy with the way Sam and Jessica's story line ended, even if it drudged along for a while. There were a lot of loose ends in this book, especially concerning Emily and Sara. I am sure the remaining strings will be [...]
Another lovely story about second chances--about a small town with nice people--reminded me of his paintings. The characters are personal. Very enjoyable and a "great escape." This is #1 of of the Cape Light series! The theology of trying to "forgive yourself" is off--God never asks us to forgive ourselves. We are to ask for--and accept--His forgiveness. His death on the cross was sufficient. Not accepting it is either unbelief or rebellion--we want to "add to" His work on the cross.
I really liked this book, it is a nice, light read. I read this following a most disturbing novel and found it quite comforting. It is definitely not a deep, thought provoking read - but not all novels need to be in order to be special. This book leaves you with good feelings and reminds to take the time to enjoy the everyday. That may be corny for some people, but if you give this series a try you may surprise yourself. I know it was a surprise for me.
Thoughts on the series.The Cape Light novels answer the question of what would happen if you stepped into Kinkade’s warm, vivid, signature paintings.While the series brought all of the warmth and comfort I anticipated, the characters and their situations turned out to be more real than my initial anticipation thought they would be. Warmth, comfort, and realness without descents into sap and corniness: “feel good” reading at its best.
This is the first book I have ever read by Thomas Kinkade and I found it interesting in so many ways. His bringing in people in trouble, small town life, and Christians who care about others. Even when someone starts to spread rumors about the character the town divides into those who believe the rumors and those who wait to see because they person they know don't fit with the person they are hearing about. Defiantly a read book for this winter.
This book kind of made me want to visit Cape light like wanting to crawl inside the book itself. All of the characters are like the guy/girl down the street almost as though you've known them forever and yet you know you've never met them. The town became so familiar, I swear if existed I could walk the streets by heart. A touch of mystery behind Lilian Warwick for me drowns the "secret" of her daughters the mayor out. good book
We all know of world-renowned landscape painter Thomas Kinkade and many of us have wondered what is the story behind his paintings. The cover of this book features his painting, "The Light of Peace" also known as "Cape Light".Reading Cape Light gives you a glimpse of what Kinkade may have been thinking while painting this beautiful painting.This was a great book. I really enjoyed getting to know the Warwick family and look forward to what their future holds in the rest of the series!
One of the finest novels I read. As I became immersed in the world of Cape Light, I see what Thomas Kinkade meant when he said that it's "one of those towns you've never been to, but you know by heart." The characters are all very likable and relatable. You will find yourself smiling when you finish this book. Looking forward to reading the next in the series.
The painter Thomas Kinkade has written a series of books about a town called Cape Light. They are good, not bestsellers, but entertaining. The books are in no particular order as far as story line. They are about different people who live in Cape Light. I would recommend these books to all my friends.