In the Light of What We See Brighton Grace Kemp is pushed away by the family she has shamed Rejected and afraid she begins a new life as a nurse But danger stalks the hospital too and she ll need to be on her guard to av

  • Title: In the Light of What We See
  • Author: Sarah Painter
  • ISBN: 9781477849965
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback
  • Brighton, 1938 Grace Kemp is pushed away by the family she has shamed Rejected and afraid, she begins a new life as a nurse But danger stalks the hospital too, and she ll need to be on her guard to avoid falling into familiar traps And then there are the things she sees Strange portents that have a way of becoming real.Eighty years later, Mina Morgan is brought to theBrighton, 1938 Grace Kemp is pushed away by the family she has shamed Rejected and afraid, she begins a new life as a nurse But danger stalks the hospital too, and she ll need to be on her guard to avoid falling into familiar traps And then there are the things she sees Strange portents that have a way of becoming real.Eighty years later, Mina Morgan is brought to the same hospital after a near fatal car crash She is in terrible pain but recalls nothing She s not even sure whom to trust Mina too sees things that others cannot, but now, in hospital, her visions are clearer than ever Two women, separated by decades, are drawn together by a shared space and a common need to salvage their lives.

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    1. This is a read set in the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton and is the story of two different women, set 80 years apart. In 1938, Grace enters the hospital as a student nurse and in the present day Mina is recovering from a serious car accident. It soon becomes apparent that the two women have an awful lot in common, not least the fact that they are both estranged from their families. There are so many more coincidences that just pop out at you during the read, but to mention any of them would r [...]

    2. In the Light of What We See is a delightful, slightly magical and haunting read. A story of two women working as nurses in a Brighton hospital connected across time. Mina and Grace both have regrets from the past that have caused family issues and both have some difficult experiences with men. Their stories are touching and sometimes frightening, but author Sarah Painter writes engaging storylines and this is an easy read, hard to put down and with a twist of the magical.Current day Mina finds h [...]

    3. I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis book was a little disappointing to me. In my opinion, this book would have been better as 2 separate books, one for Mina and one for Grace. I kept waiting for the connection between the 2 women and why Grace would reach out to Mina, but unless I missed something, there wasn't any connection. It was 2 stories that happened to happen in the same hospital. I did enjoy both of the women's stories and I was interested in what ha [...]

    4. A great read about two women separated by time but not in spirit. They both have difficulties to overcome and need to find their power within to stand up to the men in their lives. A page turner that I found hard to put down. Sarah Painter has a gift for story telling.

    5. Special thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for the free electronic ARC of this novel, granted in exchange for an honest review. “In the Light of What We See” is a surprisingly delightful story by novelist Sarah Painter. This story is told in two time periods, present day and 1938, with the stories of our two protagonists charmingly intertwined. First in 1938, Grace Kemp is sent away from a family she has disgraced to become a nurse, where she desperately wishes to start over with [...]

    6. You can read all of my reviews on my blog -> Cover2CoverMom BlogI admit it.  I requested this one based purely off the stunning cover.  I have no shame, but do I have regret?  Maybe a little.  Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to love this book for superficial reasons, it did not come through for meI contemplated DNFing this book a few different times, but since I was given a copy for review, I felt I needed to press on.  While I think the writing was decent and the concepts within this [...]

    7. I thoroughly enjoyed this and read it in a couple of sittings. I'm a big fan of time-slip type stories, and this one worked really well, with the connection between front and back story believable, and not at all contrived (as it has been in a few I've read recently). I liked that the author was brave enough to make her front story heroine 'unlikeable' in the sense of having a really difficult character, and brave enough to make the reader work a bit at understanding her. There were some really [...]

    8. I really enjoyed this book a lot. It's one of those set in 2 different eras and I always like this style of story-telling. I've never read anything by this author before and I'm not sure how I stumbled across this, actually, AND I paid for it, which is rare for an unknown author to me !! And no mistakes-whoop, whoop.what a rarity these days !!It's what I'd refer to as a "nice" book and I always enjoy one of those in-between my usual tales of murder 'n' mayhem. Sometimes it's really nice to have [...]

    9. What a delicious book this is. The dual-time narrative drew me in immediately - but the beautiful writing, and the unusual supernatural elements, truly hooked me.Grace and Mina are separated by seven decades yet are inextricably linked, despite the yawn of time between them. It's not simply that their lives revolve around the same Sussex hospital - the hospital where present-day Mina finds herself in after a devastating accident, and where Grace nursed in the 1930s after being sent in disgrace f [...]

    10. Finally I can share my thoughts on this book with you! I actually read this last month, but reviews were embargoed until today's book release date.I enjoyed this book and would like to thank the author, Sarah, and NetGalley for giving me a copy to review in advance. I thought the writing was lovely and the characters of Mina and Grace were very engaging. Of the two stories I found Grace's to be the more interesting one. I found I was more engaged with what she was doing than with Mina. On reflec [...]

    11. This is a tale of two extraordinary women separated by eighty years but both bound together by the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton. In 1938 Grace Kemp starts at the hospital as a trainee nurse. Abused by her father’s friend she found herself pregnant and disgraced. A brutal beating from her father sorted out the pregnancy problem but now she is alone and trying to find her place in the world and get a good career. The hospital isn’t without its own threats in the form of lecherous doctors [...]

    12. I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I picked this for the cover and the blurb. I've never read or heard anything about this author. This has a dual point of view- contemporary and set before the war. I enjoyed the more historical portion for the straight forward narration. The contemporary portion had mild swearing which put me off and the narrator was a bit unreliable initially. However once I got into the story, about 20% it was more gripping storyline in both. The [...]

    13. 2.5A pleasant read which does not bore you. The setting and dual narrative about two characters from decades apart is interesting but the writer could not establish the basis of connection the two women. Why is one trying to reach out to the other one?. The book's paranormal 'activity' (sort of) does not scare you, it rather amuses you but I feel there wasn't any authentic reason given behind the proceedings. In addition, I wish the writer should have given us a final shown down between the Mina [...]

    14. An OK story, told from 2 different perspectives, belonging to 2 different time periods. I enjoyed both stories on their own - one more than the other - but didn't see a lot of point in their juxtaposition in this book. Grace's story, in the '30s, felt more interesting to me. Whereas Mina got on my nerves with her "I was such a horrible person before I lost my memory" act. Ugh! What a cliché. I saw all of the twists coming a mile off but, to its credit, the book was very well written. I don't th [...]

    15. This was a good novel on the whole, but I am not a fan of time slips. I thought I would enjoy more than I had, hence it has taken me a little longer than usual in reading this book. Incidentally I have been in Brighton hospital on a few occasions. I never write what a story is about for not only the fear of spoiling for others, but I would be repeating what others have written. This novel would not stop me from giving other books by this author a try. I received this book via Netgalley in exchan [...]

    16. This was a dual narrative unlike any other story I've read in recent years. The setting is largely restricted to the hospital where Grace was once a nurse in the 1930's and Mina is a patient in the 2000's . Both women have good stories, but I just cannot help feeling a little unsatisfied with the story in general. Thanks to NetGalley for providing an e-galley of this book for my reading pleasure.

    17. I got this free from and I'm glad I didn't pay for it! The premise was interesting and I'm always interested in time travel/historic novels, but either I missed something or the idea that the two women connected didn't really happen. Mina sees Grace a few times but Grace didn't know of Mina at all! They hardly 'connected' with each other. Others have left this 5* but I really think I missed something somewhere! A disappointing read - but Mina's story as a standalone was interesting.

    18. Part of me really enjoyed this book and wanted to not pick so many flaws in it. But I can't help but finish it feeling slightly underwhelmed and I cannot rate it higher than a 3. As a Nurse, I tend to love anything revolving around nursing in the past particularly from the 1920s to 1950s. This played somewhat of a pivotal role in the book which was the accounts of two different women - a young nurse in the 1930s and a young Doctor in present day times. But could I understand the connection? Coul [...]

    19. Having recently finished this book I really don’t know what I feel or even how these two stories were related to each other. I thought the end was rather rushed and did not tie the two stories together as far as I was concerned. This is really a book of two halves; one a psychological thriller and the other a historical novel (to a point). The element that ties the two stories together is the supernatural element that is spooky and certainly well done being an integral part of the story as it [...]

    20. The story line is interesting, butWritten in first person with two different characters in alternating chapters, the telling of the story is constantly being broken. This format interferes with the momentom. As a reader, my understanding of the characters was lacking. One chapter does not give the characters time enough time to bond with the reader. At the end of the book, there are too many questions that remain unanswered.

    21. SOOOOOOOOOOO boring. DNF! Half way through and nothing is happening. The main characters have nothing to grab you. Grace's story may have been good later but I was so bored with the entire thing that I gave up. Mena spends the entire time in the hospital with nothing going on.ever. Grace never tries to do anything interesting up to this point so I'm done waiting. Got this book free on Kindle Unlimited and even at that price it was not worth my time. Sometimes you get what you pay for.

    22. A good read! I did actually struggle to read it at times, but not because it is badly written - Painter has created one character so desperately unlikeable that I could hardly get through the scenes he was in! But he's supposed to be unlikeable, so it's a testament to her writing abilities :) It'll keep you interested and a bit angry, that's for sure!!

    23. A warming storyA lovely story about 2 young girls that share a common place (a hospital) yet are generations apart.For a time I wondered where the story would go and the connection between Grace and Mina, but that didn't bother me as both of the girls' stories were a delightful read.

    24. Really good bookSometimes I read trash, just because it's fast and not demanding. Sort of like stopping at McDonald's. Then I run across something like this book which is stunning. It's well-written, the characters are believable and the story is gripping. Sarah Painter gets five stars. She can write!

    25. HmmmI wanted a bigger showdown at the end with Mr.X. And I had hoped for more ghostly interactions. I'm also a bit disappointed there wasn't a tangible thread tying the heroines together, aside from location. Painter is a skilled writer. I'll be reading more of her books soon!

    26. A thoroughly enjoyable bookThis story started with the proverbial bang and it carried on in the same vein throughout. This story is written with passion and belief. It made me think and I empathised with so much more. I am now a confirmed fan of Ms Painter.

    27. As always, Painter draws you in and first let go.Two life stories intertwined. One trying to win her parents love by walking the strait and narrow, the other recklessly living her life to avoid her pain. Both trying to deal with the pain of loss.

    28. I loved this book. It was sweet, it was scary, it was sad, it was gripping. I'll say no more, just read it.

    29. A great read!I really enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down! The attention to detail is carefully written from start to finish.

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