Summary

The Light Through the Pouring Rain is a touching and inspiring tribute by James Ruvalcaba for his lost love. But it most certainly can be appreciated by everyone and especially those who have lost someone they love to cancer. 

4-STAR REVIEW: THE LIGHT THROUGH THE POURING RAIN by James Ruvalcaba

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Publication Date: December 21, 2020

An emotional page turner that gives a first hand look into the lives of a young couple madly in love and eager to start their lives together, only to have it all halted by a cancer diagnosis. With no clear road map on how to navigate their new normal, James and Anabel proceed into uncharted territory, hand-in-hand, with the love of their families and their faith in God to guide them.

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The Review

The Light Through the Pouring Rain is a true story and was a heartfelt read. The author, James Ruvalcaba, in his late twenties, loses his girlfriend of five years to cancer, and he writes about their life together and their ordeal, a year after Heaven gained an angel. 

There was a darkness to the story due to a misdiagnosis, the treatments, and the rapid progression of cancer. But there was also love and support not only between James and Anabel, or Bells, as James called her, but also the unwavering support from James’ family. Throughout, they both had hoped they would get past Bells’ illness and be able to resume their life together. They both seemed very mature for their age and what they were going through.

I definitely had tears toward the end of the book. But there were moments of levity where I would chuckle at some of the things that were said and done. 

The Light Through the Pouring Rain was a quick read, and the story flowed well even with the jumps in time. The titles for each chapter gave a hint of what was to come. Hopefulness, love, friendship, and family were sprinkled throughout, even with the darkness. 

The Aftermath and Acknowledgments were touching and were rooted in feelings. The Letter to Anabel, at the end, was from the heart and shows us where James is in his grieving process. The pictures were an unexpected addition but helped put a face with the names. The title fits the book nicely, as did the cover with the darkness shown. 

The Light Through the Pouring Rain is a touching and inspiring tribute by James Ruvalcaba for his lost love. But it most certainly can be appreciated by everyone and especially those who have lost someone they love to cancer. Buy Links

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About The Author

Hello, I’m James Ruvalcaba. I am the author of The Light Through the Pouring Rain.

I am a family man and hold them near and dear to me. I am a down-to-earth person that loves creating conversations. I  believe the more we communicate the more we see the beauty of God’s previous workings. In pursuit of my God-given mission, I began writing because of a promise I made to my Fiancé on her last day. I wanted to honor my fiancé’s legacy and to be a testimony of God’s goodness. I continue to tell stories and hope to achieve telling stories that uplift others, give some perspective on life, and to walk away with a  sense of inspiration. If they can take lessons and perspectives given in my words to their own lives then I feel I accomplished what I set out to do.

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JoAnne Weiss
JoAnne Weiss
JoAnne Weiss, nee Montalbano, was born and raised in NYC until moving to CT with her family when she was 16 and she's never left. Married for 39 years with one grown son, she works in an elementary school office where she's been since it opened in 2003. Prior to that, she was an accountant in several corporations before becoming a stay at home mom for 12 years. JoAnne enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and extended family as well as with friends. She enjoys cooking and rarely uses a recipe the way it was intended but instead uses them and cooking shows to give her new ideas and suggestions. JoAnne has a huge bucket list of places she'd like to visit but has been lucky enough to travel to England, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and many states in the U.S. including Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine among others. Some of JoAnne's favorite genres include contemporary romance, chick-lit, romantic suspense, and historical romances including regency and those set in the west. JoAnne is on several author's street teams and enjoys interacting with many of them on Facebook as well as reading their newsletters. She has been lucky enough to meet some of her favorite authors among them Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Meg Tilly, Beatriz Williams, and Marie Bostwick. JoAnne took a road trip with her sister last fall and visited Nora Roberts' bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland for an authors' signing. She hopes to do more of this in the future. JoAnne leaves reviews for all books she reads on Goodreads and her reviews can be found at https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5001736?ref=nav_mybooks JoAnne currently reviews for two sites - NovelsAlive.com and RomanceJunkies.com Previously she reviewed for Romancing-the-Book.com which has since closed. Payment is in the form of receiving free books to read and review. Her mantra is too many books and not enough time!

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The Light Through the Pouring Rain is a touching and inspiring tribute by James Ruvalcaba for his lost love. But it most certainly can be appreciated by everyone and especially those who have lost someone they love to cancer. 4-STAR REVIEW: THE LIGHT THROUGH THE POURING RAIN by James Ruvalcaba