Smorgasbord Book Reviews Rewind – #Mystery #Paranormal – The Light (Wake-Robin Ridge Book 4) by Marcia Meara

I will now be sharing the reviews from the first few months of 2021. The focus tends to be on new releases but good books deserve to be in the spotlight too on a regular basis.

I loved the Wake-Robin Ridge series by Marcia Meara and this fourth book in the series was no exception.. The Light.

About the book

The Magic is Back!

For Robert MacKenzie Cole—or Rabbit, as he’s known to all—the chance to accompany his family to see North Carolina’s infamous Brown Mountain Lights has him nearly dizzy with excitement. And what better night to watch this unexplained phenomenon unfold than Halloween?

But when the entrancing, unpredictable lights show up, Rabbit gets far more than he bargained for. He’s gifted with what folks in the Appalachians call “the Sight,” and it’s this extrasensory perception that enables him to spot the one light different from all the rest.

In his biggest challenge to date, Rabbit—aided by his daddy and his newest friend, Austin Dupree— begins a quest to learn more about the mysterious light. Their investigation unveils a web of cons and corruption none of them expected and exposes a brutal murder along the way.

Throughout all, Rabbit is unfaltering in his commitment to do whatever it takes to understand the truth behind the glowing orb and to determine how he can help it. After all, it followed him home.

My review for the book 7th January 2021

A delightful addition to the Wake-Robin Ridge series and as always the star of the story is a little boy called Rabbit. An old soul who sees far beyond human comprehension, he still retains his gentle and loving nature. He also sees far more than a boy of eleven should, and yet his determination to help those in limbo and their living loved ones, is too powerful to deny.

In this chapter in the series, Rabbit’s family extends to new friends and those who have lost their way. Collaborations and combining ‘The Sight’ with modern technology takes this current investigation into the depths of the stunning Appalachian mountains building the suspense as the story behind the light runs parallel.

As always the author engages us with her scenic descriptions and charming characters, weaving an intriguing mystery which unfolds with some surprise revelations. Heartwarming and thought provoking this series is a must read. I do recommend that you begin with Wake-Robin Ridge, followed by A Boy Named Rabbit and Harbinger.

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US – and: Amazon UK

A selection of books by Marcia Meara

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Marcia Meara lives in central Florida, just north of Orlando, with her husband of over thirty years, four big cats, and one small dachshund.

When not writing or blogging, she spends her time gardening, and enjoying the surprising amount of wildlife that manages to make a home in her suburban yard. She enjoys nature. Really, really enjoys it. All of it! Well, almost all of it, anyway. From birds, to furry critters, to her very favorites, snakes. The exception would be spiders, which she truly loathes, convinced that anything with eight hairy legs is surely up to no good. She does not, however, kill spiders anymore, since she knows they have their place in the world. Besides, her husband now handles her Arachnid Catch and Release Program, and she’s good with that.

Spiders aside, the one thing Marcia would like to tell each of her readers is that it’s never too late to make your dreams come true. If, at the age of 69, she could write and publish a book (and thus fulfill 64 years of longing to do that very thing), you can make your own dreams a reality, too. Go for it! What have you got to lose?


Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you have enjoyed my review and will check out this book and the others by Marcia Meara. Thanks Sally


51 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Book Reviews Rewind – #Mystery #Paranormal – The Light (Wake-Robin Ridge Book 4) by Marcia Meara

    • Thanks, Jacqui, and I’m with you. I hope they’ll go away, but they still persist in showing up now and then. Little do they know how tempted I am to grab a 55-gallon drum of RAID and go after them! I’m lucky to have my Arachnid Control guy to handle the job, instead. 😀

      Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’ll get a chance to meet Rabbit & Crew one of these days. Would love to know your thoughts. 😀

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  1. What a wonderful surprise to wake up to this morning, Sally! It’s been a tough couple of days around here with a 4-ton crane and lots of burly men in the yard removing the last of the dying laurel oaks on our property. (Well, the 4-ton crane was tough. The burly men were VERY … er … SCENIC, and entertaining! 😀 )

    It’s terrific to know that you enjoyed the Wake-Robin Ridge series so much, especially since it took a major shift in direction when Rabbit came along. He’s hands down my readers’ favorite character, and a pure joy to write.

    So grateful to you for sharing this one today. Maybe someday the real-life mystery of the Brown Mountain Lights will be explained, but for now, it’s still anybody’s guess. (And most of the guesses have been disproven in one way or another.) If they ever do uncover what is really going on with them, I’ll have to include it in one of my WRR books or novellas. Truthfully, though, I kind of enjoy it as the unexplained mystery it is.

    Keep on Rockin, my friend! You do it SO well! 😀 ❤

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  3. This post brightened my day for sure! How lovely to feature Marcia’s book. I’ve yet to read this one, though I’m captured by the series. Thank you, Sally. Congratulations, Marcia! 💗

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  4. What a great review. I wonder what you think of ‘fantasy fiction in the real world’ sort of books btw. As a genre?

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  6. A lovely review, Sally. I’m a member of the Rabbit fan club and this book showcase him and his talents to perfection! There was a great twist in there, too! xx

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