Light the Fire

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  • Light the Fire
  • Mary Manners
  • 03 December 2018

About the Author: Mary Manners

www.MaryMannersRomance.com.


Light the Fire A Choice, A Tragedy, And Life Altering Consequences When Rena Dunigan Flees New York City And Her Dream Of Becoming A Broadway Performer, She Returns To Her Hometown Harboring A Life Altering Secret And The Shame Of A Shattered Past When Her Friend Talks Her Into Helping Build A House Through The Local Shelter The Homeless Program, Rena Meets Cody And His Mischievous Saint Bernard Cody Is Dealing With A Devastating Loss Of His Own, Yet His Gentleness And Patience Melt Rena S Resolve Never To Trust Or To Love Again But What Will Cody Think When He Learns The Consequences Of Rena S Past Will He Reject Her, Or Can She Trust That Love Will Heal Hurting Hearts And Forever Bind Them Together

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10 thoughts on “Light the Fire

  1. LynnMarie says:

    Clare s Review Rena and Cody are both trying to put the tragedies in their past behind them It s not as easy as it seems Brought together by friends, a construction project, bunch of kids and a slobbery dog called Sammy, they find they both have to learn to trust and let go of the shadows of the past before they can move on This is another gripping tale from Mary Manners The characters bring the story right off the page, lingering after the last page is turned With smiles, laughs and even tears as the story cut a little close to home for me, it shows that nothing is too big that it can t be forgiven As Ms Manners writes The Lord never denies one who comes to Him He doesn t pick or choose which mistakes to forgive None...

  2. Shannon says:

    Another delightful read from Mary with lots to keep one reading Rena, one of the main characters has returned form New York, and we learn bits and pieces of the why s as we continue the story She has issues, as we all do, and is struggling big time with them Then there is Cody, whom we know very little of except for the fact that he is Kyle s best friend and now bestman as the wedding approaches And then there is Kelsie, best friend of Rena, also involved in the wedding, but they have never met Rena, daughter of a builder, with a tool belt all of her own, volunteers to help build a home for a family whose house burned to the ground is the meeting place, but definitely not your average meeting And thus begins the story Neither can keep their eyes off the other, and this leads to Cody volunteering to help at the rec center where Rena volunteers They begin working on fundraising for an extension to the rec center and we the reader begin to see just how alike these two are, right down to sleepless nights, although for different reasons.Rena has a variety of talents and uses them to the best of her ability, volunteering to help with reading at the rec center and working at the local library She is by no means your average librarian and goes the extra mile to ma...

  3. Shelley says:

    Light the Fire was my first experience with the author, Mary Manners Here s a description of the book A choice, a tragedy, and life altering consequences.When Rena Dunigan flees New York City and her dream of becoming a Broadway performer, she returns to her hometown harboring a life altering secret and the shame of a shattered past When her friend talks her into helping build a house through the local Shelter the Homeless program, Rena meets Cody Jamison and his mischievous Saint Bernard, Sammy Cody is dealing with a devastating loss of his own, yet his gentleness and patience melt Rena s resolve never to trust or to love again But what will Cody think when he learns the consequences of Rena s past Will he reject her, or can she trust that love will heal hurting hearts and forever bind them together Light the Fire is a contemporary Christian romance.Ms Manners weaves many details into her writing, giving the reader a clear picture as to whatshe d like us to visualize.The main characters were likable Perhaps, not as easy to know but, it went along with their guarded nature Both, dealing with past issues in their own way.Several of the minor characters had interesting details mentioned.As in real life, everyone has their own story to share.At times, I felt the best friends, Kelsie and Kyle, seemed too perfect.Everything seemed to fall into place for them.Rena and her mother st...

  4. Charity says:

    I honestly wasn t sure what to expect when I received two book in the mail to review from Mary Manners I had never read any of her books and sometimes you tend to be a little wary of opening a new one You might fall in love with the book or you might just end up disliking it Boy am I glad I took a chance on this one I found not only a delightful book but a new author I will be looking for in the future Light the Fire is about Rena, a woman who has been abused in the past and has a distrust of men So it is kinda funny when she is bowled over by this huge St Bernard, owned by a man who would like to be friends Rena is the daughter of a builder and knows her way around tools Thus she goes to help build for a family when their house burns down This is where she meets Cody and his dog Cody is really sweet and though he is tempted to give up on her when she keeps rebuffing him, he sticks in there Many times just to be there for her When he sits outside the door one night, I was close to tears He is so sweet You don t meet many guys like him at all His patience is very telling of the God he serves.This is a short book I wish it was much longer but a lot in it Great detail is shown to the characters and developing them in that short amount of time The secondary characters are well done too This is a book I would urge everyone to pick up, not just people struggling...

  5. Brittany says:

    Light the Fire is the second book that I have read by Mary Manners and it was oh so good This contemporary fiction novel deals with some deep hurts, trust issues and guilt burdens that would make you think it would be a very heavy and dark book But that is just not the case The author has done a fantastic job of writing characters that I just couldn t help but love and she weaves in lighthearted moments that balance out the heavy ones.Rena is the main female character in Light the Fire This woman is carrying around an abundance of guilt and pain from events in her past She works hard to help others, but feels that she is not worthy of happiness and struggles with the idea that anyone, including God, could forgive her when she cannot forgive herself.Cody is the main male character in the book He is a strong man in many ways He is dedicated to b...

  6. Donna Mcginnis says:

    After reading Buried Treasures and now Light The Fire, I have found another great author Mary Manners writes a great story of struggles that everyday people might go through A story of guilt, tragedy, distrust, romance and forgiveness Her characters are well written Once I started reading this book it was hard to put down.Wanting a different life, Rena has left her hometown, without her parents consent, for New York City Having made some bad decisions she is suffering the consequences of heartache and pain, guilt and distrust and feels she does not deserve any happiness Her parents have refused to support her in any way.Cody is struggling with the death of his brother and burdened with guilt He is dedicated to helping his brother s wife and children After Rena returns home she and Cody meet at a construction project for the homeless Cody is attracted to Rena but she does not trust him or any man and pushes him away Co...

  7. Nancee says:

    Both main characters in this poignant novel are tormented by pain and loss Having built walls to protect their fractured lives, both Rena and Cody shy away from any form of commitment Shame, guilt, fear and loss follow Rena Cody is broken by loss Rena s broken family ties and the anguish from former tragedies haunt her Cody s devotion and involvement with his family and his faith are what keep him putting one foot in front of the other.In this poignant novel Mary Manners has created two shattered individuals and developed their characters through various stages of grief, fear of commitment and brokenness toward healing The author writes with empathy, compassion and sensitivity, and weaves the threads of loss and torment into a tapestry of healing elements Faith, trust and forgiveness are presented with integrity and credibility I found this book to be emotionally charged and very inspiring Disclaimer I received a copy of this book from Pelican Book Group through the Book Fun For Rea...

  8. Marilyn Johnson says:

    Rena has made some bad decisions in her past and those decisions have left her with consequences she is not sure she will ever overcome Can she forgive those who let her down, and can she forgive herself Can she ever trust men again Does God really forgive everyone of everything Thanks to some good friends and a handsome man there a chance at love among the ashes.Cody has been through some tough losses and has closed his heart Yet once he meets Rena and God starts working on his heart is there room for her After some tragedy can he forgive himself and would he be able to forgive whatever it is Rena is keeping locked up inside Can our past mistakes make us stronger if we allow them despite the consequences I enjoyed this book...

  9. Cheri Swalwell says:

    I just finished reading Light the Fire by Mary Manners After reading and loving Buried Treasure, I was ready for another great book and she certainly delivered Ms Manners has a gift of creating in depth characters very different from each other but yet with the appeal to draw me in as a reader each and every time Her books deal with heavier topics which I appreciate as I love to read as an escape but also enjoy substance with my stories They are real life situations told in a way that br...

  10. Kimberly says:

    Light the Fire is the kind of book that readers have difficulties putting down once they begin reading The characters are complex and the incidences in the book are down to earth Even though this sounds similar to other books of this genre there is a difference God is interspersed throughout to help the characters develop He also is there through the resolution of problems that are encounters Mary Manners is an excellent writer and I pla...