The Lightkeeper's Daughter (Mercy Falls Series #1)Colleen Coble
In The Lightkeeper's Daughter, the first book in the Mercy Falls series from bestselling author Colleen Coble, it's 1907 and Addie Sullivan has found work at a lavish estate in Mercy Falls, California. She hopes to discover the truth of her heritage - but when she arrives at... Read More
The danger that she'd hoped to escape has followed her, however, and she soon finds she must turn to Daniel North for help, a man who views her with suspicion. Now, if Addie realizes her dream, she'll deprive the man she loves of HIS dream - his right to the wealth and power of the Eaton name. She must come to realize that God is sufficient even in the hard times, and no familial approval is worth her integrity.
Page Count: 320
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Dec 16, 2009
- UPC: 9781595542670
- Height: 1.10
- Width: 5.40
- Length: 8.30
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 311
- Publish Date: Jan 1, 2010
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042040 , FIC042060"
- ISBN: 1595542671
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- lightkeeper's daughter by coramdeo540 on 7/15/2013
Book Summary: With the lies of the past behind her, Addie finds love . . . and discovers her true Father. Addie Sullivan leads a quiet life in a northern California lighthouse. She mourns the death of her father and endures her mother's bitterness, until the night a storm brings an injured stranger and a dark secret to her home. The man insists she is not who she thinks she is, but rather "Julia Eaton"-the child long lost and feared dead by her wealthy family. Seizing the chance to be reunited with the Eatons, Addie leaves her lighthouse home but decides to keep her true identity a secret until they can unravel the mystery. Addie loves the Eatons' palatial home tucked away among the California redwood forests. She feels secure with the jovial family, adores the young boy who is her charge as governess, and finds romance with his father John, a young widower. But sinister shadows overtake Addie's joy. As dusty rooms and secret compartments give up their clues about her past, Addie finds a faith and a love she could never have guessed. To embrace this new world of promise is to risk her life; but to run away is to risk losing the greatest love she's ever known.
Review: I love lighthouses so I was drawn to the cover and the location immediately. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. That ‘what if…’ idea is always a fun idea to explore. I liked Addie and her compassion on the woman who raised her. It had great twists and turns that made for and exciting read with some whimsy that made for better fiction within some of those twists. I enjoy Colleen Coble’s writing very much. I can get to the nail biting parts where I am hesitant to see where this turn will take me in the story and am always delighted with the outcome. The background characters were fun and made me struggle to think of who will be the next main characters in this great trilogy.