Title : Lumiére Blanche
Author : Cecillia Wangsadinata
Copyright: March, 2019
Cecillia Wang—or known with her nick name, Cecil—never stop making her readers amazed with her novels. After released her first booming novel, Inevitably In Love in 2018, Evermore in late 2018, Sentimental Reasons and Vltava in January 2019, she come back with her brand new romance fiction in March 2019, Lumiére Blanche. From the title, Cecil has brought many reader’s attention because the epic of just the title itself. Cecil known as the potential author whom with only the title of her novel makes her readers wondering how interesting her novel would be? Cecil brought new adventure of her romance story for her readers in Lumiére Blanche. She also makes an epic and heart-warming quotes in the front of her novels. It says, “And between each stars, i love you.” This quotes will be the center in this hearth-warming novel. Cecil herself declared that she always forced herself to “all-out” and “get out from her comfort zone” in making her novels. She wants the best for her readers and for the stories as well. Cecil always makes sure the readers that her novels would never dissapoint anyone. Because she hold every control for her novels, from the layout, promotion, and the stories for sure.
Lumiére Blanche is taken from French language, it means good or fine light. And yes, most of the title in Cecil’s novels is written in France or English. The title include everything in this novels, which is really epic and classic. From the title, Cecil Wang is like showing how classic this novel would be. In this story line, Cecil has brought young-adult romance genre which is common for millenial’s novel genre. This story lead by two main characters. Alexander Alden as the man character, and Danielle Maziyar, as the woman character. Cecil tells this story that begins with the friendship between Alex and Dani with simple but meaningful dialogue. The story begins when Alex—the handsome, perfect, and eligible bachelor—desperately in his grief when his wife, Nina Maziyar—also Dani’s sister—is gone forever. Alex and Nina just held their marriage for two years, and yet God seperated them for goods. Cecil describes how much Alex loved Nina with such a perfect words, untill I think most of her readers would know how deep Alex’s love for his wife is. Alex cannot accept that the love of his life is taken away from him peacefully. As a young and goals couple, Alex still felt ‘Nina’ around him. Two years after Nina’s death, Alex moved to London. He is hoping that the peace of his heart will come back to him, and he promised himself that he won’t go back to Jakarta, as Jakarta always reminds him all of the journey from his short-love story.
Unfortunately, Alex’s plan do not go well. Nina’s parents whom also Dani’s parents, ask him to go back to Jakarta and make a deal for their business company. One thing that shocked both Dani and Alex is when Dani’s father, Michael Maziyar, handed his lovely daughter to Alex to becoming his wife. Of course, both Dani and Alex refuse it. But, when the God has already plan it, they can’t resist it. In the name of her father’s business, Dani let Alex playing on her with their fake marriage. And Alex just wants to take a revenge for Dani with misterious reason.
It just need a month for them to become a married-couple. Sure, without love. Dani declared to Alex that she won’t be his true wife, ‘cause Dani hates Alex the most. And she knows Alex hates her too. Alex himself tells Dani that he won’t put their marriage in the first place. Day by day, moth by month, everything changed slowly, and without realizing it, both Dani and Alex is trapped in their own games. Alex knows, deep into his heart, he loves Dani more than his love to Nina. But he can’t say that, not when Dani is still his fake wife, and not when Dani still hate him.
Cecil described everything with a good words. I know the readers feel so emotional when realize that actually, Dani and Alex is the most beloving couple, because Alex already fallen for Dani long before he got married to Nina. In the story, Alex and Dani always making a big wall between them as they ‘hating’ each others, yet their heart is loving each others secretly. Many things happened between Dani and Alex long before Alex met Nina. Alex is foolish, Cecil describes her man character with that thing. He is a foolish man who is unlucky in his love story, untill he had to feel ‘lost’ just only for realizing how foolish he is. Alex was in love with Dani so much, yet he was so afraid to tell it to Dani. By Nina around him, and she was knew that Alex loves her sister, Nina tried to make Alex turn his love to her. And yes, Nina did it. But, surely, the true love knows where to get back again. By Nina’s death, many things happen to Alex and Dani. How they resist each others, how Alex abandoned his own wife, how Dani sacrificed herself for her parents untill she got tortured by Alex. Untill, Alex and Dani tell what they really feel each other. In the end of the story, Cecil opens up all things in Dani’s life that link to Alex and their marriage.
Cecil do a great work in this story. The plot is unpredictable. This is the most hearth-warming but also breath-taking novel I’ve ever read. There is a quote that said by Alex which really hearth-warming and really touching, “My marriage to Nina and you are extremely different, Di. Nina always makes me the luckiest man alive by loving her. Nina made me secure, safe, and feeling like I’m already in the right place. But you, Di, you always makes me mad. My hearth beating so fast when you are doing your reckless things just for getting out from this unwanted wound. You always driving me crazy, and yes, I’m not feeling save when you are not around me. But yet, you still make me loving you, more than I’ve ever felt, deeper than my love to Nina. You have brought me the real love that I’ve been waiting for. And yes, you make me feel like I’m the luckiest husband in the world. You and Nina are different, ‘cause I can love you in the most different way. You are precious, Di. Mark my words.” This quote is saying by Alex when he finally feeling brave enough to tell how much and deep he loves Dani.
Cecil also adds some knowledge in this novels. She adding a business relation and how the company works to her readers. She tells how to make a new company, and how to do the right business by the dialogue between her characters, because the main issue why Dani and Alex can be together, is just because the business that they want to build. Cecil also writting the original letter from Louis XIII for his wife, Eugénie. This letter is representation when Alex tries to get Dani’s heart. This novel also include the fancy things that you can’t imagine before. For example, the Harry Winston that Alex bought for Dani, that makes the story more feeling epic.
But, no matter how perfect the novel would be, there is always a weaknesses in this novel. But I think, the weaknesses is much less than the strength in this story. Cecil is doing a good job for her character, but they are too good to be true. There will be no Alexander Alden in the real world who fall in love with Danielle Maziyar a.k.a the prettiest and luckiest girl alive. They are too good, and they are way too perfect, so Cecil just makes the readers wondering to a false hope and impossible one. Also, there is some words written in another language which there is no footnote there, so for me, as a readers, I do confused for reading some words. Cecil makes the scene in the novel in classic and elite family. All the things that said or done by this family is such a fancy thing. It is not a big deal, though. Cecil still makes the novel extremely good.
This novel will makes you open minded, it is cute and adorable in so many way. It is fit in for millenial era who is looking for a good literature with a page-turned books. Cecil has been everybody’s favorite author this past few years. It is not strange when some of her novels, including Lumiére Blanche is making a contract with a movie poduction. The dialogue is really epic and classic in the soft way. One thing that still stuck in my mind is when Alex told Dani that Nina is the star of his life. She is gone, but still exist as the all little stars in the night. But, with wise and warming heart, Dani replies, “Sure, but between each stars, I love you, Alex. Let me love you between all the shining stars up there.” From that, we all know the meaning from the simple quote, “ And between each stars, I love you.”. Sure, Lumiére Blache will have a special place in your heart.