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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Second Wind Publishing, LLC (March 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935171410
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935171416
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,002,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Pat Bertram is a native of Colorado. When the traditional publishers stopped publishing her favorite type of book -- character and story driven novels that can't easily be slotted into a genre -- she decided to write her own. Second Wind Publishing liked her style and published four of Bertram's novels: Light Bringer, Daughter Am I, More Deaths Than One, and A Spark of Heavenly Fire. Second Wind also published Grief: The Great Yearning, a compilation of letters, blog posts, and journal entries Pat Bertram wrote while struggling to survive her first year of grief after the death of her soul mate. Bertram blogs about writing and the writing life at http://ptbertram.wordpress.com

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Francis on March 28, 2011
Format: Paperback
Pat Bertram's new novel--Light Bringer--defies classification, but that doesn't mean it isn't a fantastic read. I would characterize Light Bringer as a complex and involving story with elements of mystery, science fiction and adventure novels. The characters are well drawn and the settings, especially those in the desert, are often hauntingly beautiful. Definitely recommended!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 29, 2011
Format: Paperback
Pat Bertram's latest novel grabs you from the first page and holds on! There was no doubt that when that baby girl found her way to the home of Helen Jenks, she would be there to stay. And if that meant that Helen and her little girl would be forced to pick up and relocate on a moment's notice, then that would be what Helen would do to keep her safe.

She knew the child's intelligence was very high, even from the beginning. She didn't speak right away, but she was able to communicate. But nothing prepared Helen for the morning she heard singing--the song spoke of loneliness, of loss, and perhaps of love found, though the child spoke no words. It was the next morning, however, when the child answered "Rena," when asked what she should be called.

Helen was no longer alive when Rena came back home to the town where she had first appeared... At this time she was going by the name of Becka Johnson. She had moved into a little cabin that was known to be haunted. It was only later she would be shown the secret garden in which flowers grew with bright, almost brilliant colors that made all others seem colorless...

At the same time, not too far away, a young man, close in age to Rena, was trying to talk to the two men who had appeared at his door. He was, admittedly, nervous--after all, he did have something to hide. Or, rather, there was something hidden in his apartment. The men claimed they worked for the National Security Agency, but Philip still didn't know what to say. They apparently had not sent it. So finally, in the only way he had thought of, he showed what was there with them...

Only later was Philip pushed out of his apartment and into his car--into the passenger seat.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Romancing the Book on February 2, 2012
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I was confused right from the beginning and stayed that way to the very end. Some things did come to light, but for the most part this was out of my comfort zone. I gave it a chance as I kept reading and did finish, but I was left with many questions and maybe that was the whole reasoning behind Ms. Bertram's story.

This story had me puzzled from the beginning when a baby shows up on the doorstep of a nurse. No footprints leading away from the house and only a few small ones that leads up to the house. This is not a normal baby as it sings and walks and talks rather fast. The nurse questions things at first but after a few days she just accepts this.

After this young baby reaches adulthood and loses the mother that raised her in hiding, she goes on a quest that brings her to a small town that seems to also be gathering others that are brought here for some reason or other.

Becka Johnson and Philip Hansen are both drawn to Chalcedony, Colorado. Not sure what their connection is to each other either. You also have a UFO hunter and her sister. While the hunter goes missing her sister is questioned by some agency to find out what she knows.

Weird things have been going on around this town since the 70's and UFO sightings. Are they connected? I can't divulge that information.

Outside of town there is a field of brightly colored flowers that sing and house some wonderful displays of light. They make you feel good. Colors play a big part in the story. The universe, hidden secrets, extra planets, invisible beings, theories, physics, astronomy, mythology; a town lost in time where people still sit around playing games such as Chinese checkers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aaron P. Lazar on May 26, 2011
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I'm already a fan of Pat Bertram's books. I've read them all and loved them deeply. But LIGHT BRINGER was something completely new and surprising... surprising in its freshness, originality, its genre bending brilliance. Part thriller, part fantasy, part sci fi, part mystery...its plots were large and complex, encompassing themes that plague us every day; offering social and world commentary blended with weather trend observations (where ARE all those tornadoes and tsunamis coming from??) I do believe Bertram has defined a new genre, and it is a pure delight. Fresh. Original. Riveting. The characters are real and engaging. I particularly enjoyed the bit of romance between Luke and Jane - yes, another subplot. I couldn't put it down and extend my highest compliments to Ms. Bertram for her supremely smooth writing - there are no hiccups in this book.

Very highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sandy Sanchez on April 25, 2011
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If you have been fascinated by stories about the lost continent of Atlantis or rumors of the advanced technologies of ancient Egypt or China, if you are fascinated by weather and the current rapid succession of natural disasters one after another, you will most probably be fascinated by Light Bringer. Pat Bertram is clearly very well read in the areas of astronomy, physics, ancient history and universal mythology and she brings her broad knowledge and brilliant imagination to this X files style story set in the present day Colorado Mountains. That knowledge lends credibility to this persuasive work of speculative fiction. That is to say, by the time it is all explained, it all makes perfect sense. The primary characters are believable and likeable, the villains suitably obnoxious, and the supporting characters are authentic, based, more than likely, on some of the eccentric individuals you can usually find living in these small mountain towns. Scenes of a group of crotchety old folks who get together to eat curried oatmeal, quote Shakespeare and play Chinese checkers are wonderfully funny discussing current catastrophes from economic depression to planet wide natural disasters each with his or her own conspiracy theory to cover all of it. The plot replete with secret sinister underground corporate experiments, extra terrestrial creatures, a couple of budding romances, could have been the stuff of trendy comic books or yet another television series but the author's excellent characterizations make it real, original, the stuff of literary fiction. Stylistically the author is adept at moving between lyrical poetic descriptions of nature, wryly funny dialogue and perfectly paced suspenseful writing.Read more ›
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