Morning Light by Nancy KingMorning Light by Nancy King

Morning Light

byNancy King

Paperback | February 14, 2016

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Secure and successful as a teacher in a posh private school, Anna wonders how she grew up an outsider, lost her childhood storyteller, chose a profession she didn’t want, and married charming but abusive Max. Life changes when Anna seeks out a job teaching emotionally disturbed preschoolers. A potent nightmare and a virulent bout of pneumonia force her to confront reality. Two nurses breach her protective wall and a profound transformation finds Anna in a world filled with new possibilities.


Nancy King puts this tale together like a jigsaw puzzle—flashes of multiple points of view, immersing readers in the minds and hearts of people who influence the heroine Anna for good or bad. Anna's story reverses the old movie "It's a Wonderful Life." Instead of the main character realizing the influence she's had on others, she discovers how to thank others for their influences on her.

Nancy King strikes a blanace between the darkness of abuse and major illness, and lightness of discovering life's unexpected joys. Morning Light is for readers who know the tough road to growth when coming of age.

Ms. King handles the craft of writing with style. Her shifts in character point of view work well... the blend of family stories, traditional tales, and fictional narrative make the book intriguing.

— Reading New Mexico

The beauty of this book lies in its layered use of the healing power of story. Not only does Nancy King gift us with the courageous journey of Anna out of the vortex of abuse, but she nests stories within stories that lead to a victory both brave and hard won.

— Lisa Dale Nelson, Author of Shimmering Images and Hawk Flies Above

Title:Morning LightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.74 inPublished:February 14, 2016Publisher:Plain View Press, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1632100207

ISBN - 13:9781632100207