Summer Light by Luanne Rice, a heart warming story of a single mother of a special gifted child and a top draw National Hockey League (i.e. ice hockey) player Martin Chartier.
Both meet by providence when May Taylor and her daughter Kylie are in a plane and the plane crash lands and Martin rescues both of them. Martin has a background in the sense that his father is in jail for gambling debts, his wife has divorced him and his only daughter Natalie died of brain hemorrhage.
He also undergoes severe physical trauma with hits to the head, neck, ,eyes, shoulder, chest and wherever possible in his body due to the brutal nature of the sport. He twice comes to the Stanley Cup finals but chokes at the decisive moment.
A nice heart warming story with dollops of love, emotions, drama, tears, redemption etc. Goodreads 3/5