A Principle of Light novel cover written by J.E. Irvin

A Principle of Light

A Principle of Light is the sweeping tale of strangers caught in the turbulent spring and summer of 2016 in Turkey. Nilesen Yilmaz, a widowed Turkish poet, and Jeannie Maurillac, an American photographer, are thrown together when they witness a bombing in Istanbul. Convinced their knowledge of the crime puts them in danger, they go on the run, unaware of the secrets they are about to uncover and the life-changing decisions they will face. As their friendship grows, so do the dangers they face, forcing each woman to decide how much she is willing to risk for her art, for the truth, and for love.

Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars I could not put this book down! 

“A Principle of Light was the first book I’ve read by this author, and it will not be the last!

With beautiful, evocative descriptions of the scenery and complex and nuanced characters, this book swept me away on the journey starting from the very first chapter.

Highly recommend!”