The Light-Bearer Series #5. By: Emily Guido. Format: eBook. Read: January 2013.
Charmeine and Tabbruis are in Disney World with their family, enjoying a day at the happiest place in the world. During this day, Percival meets the girl from his dreams and it is up to Charmeine, Tabbruis, Shane, Sandra, Dmitri and Percival to convince his mother, Hera, that he is ready to fall in love. Little does this family know how special this girl, Carly, is and how painful a past she has lived. As Charmeine and Shane get to know Carly, they realize this girl has a bit more in common with them. Enter a whirlwind of adoption papers and happiness, as Carly becomes a part of the family and everyone heads back to Romania. Unfortunately for Charmeine and Tabbruis, there seems to be a pattern of bad luck that follows them and this time it comes in the form of Lord Cromwell himself. As he opens war on the family, blood is shed and everyone’s life, including Baby Hunter’s, is in jeopardy. Will the family survive? Is there some greater truth out there that will forever split Charmeine and Tabbruis? Only time will tell for this family.
Emily Guido has done it again with this fifth installment from her Light-Bearer series. Her main couple, Charmeine and Tabbruis, are a bit of a modern, sci-fi Romeo and Juliet. These two are so in love that it radiates off of the ever-growing family and yet they seem to have their love tested with each new book. The faith in God, love, unity and acceptance are still the themes in this latest book. Guido has created the most accepting and loving character in Charmeine, along with a cast of opposites that all learn to love and accept one another. Guido’s hints toward what is to come in the next book, will leave readers waiting impatiently.
I have had the honor to read this series from the beginning and can’t say enough, how much I wish the world could learn from the characters in this book. Imagine what the world would be like, if we spent our days accepting each others’ differences, instead of pointing out each of the flaws. Judgment is a harsh word, yet acceptance is more powerful a term. I cannot wait to see what else is in store for the family that lives in Castle Charmeine.