Monday, January 4, 2010

The Lightkeeper's Daughter by Colleen Coble ~ 5/5 stars + favorite!

The Lightkeeper's Daughter
Colleen Coble
Mercy Falls series, #1

Thomas Nelson- Publisher
About the book:
At a lavish estate in Mercy Falls, California, Addie Sullivan finds danger—and quite possibly the love of her life.

Growing up as the lightkeeper’s daughter on a remote island at the turn of the century, Addie Sullivan has lived a hardscrabble life. When a long-lost and wealthy relative finds her and enlists her to work as a governess at a lavish estate, she hopes to discover the truth of her heritage. But at Eaton Hall, nothing is as it seems. Not the idyllic family she hoped for, not the child she was hired to help, not even the aloof man she’s immediately attracted to. Soon she must turn for help to Lieutenant John North, a man who views her with suspicion.

As Addie edges closer to the truth, danger threatens even as her romance with John blossoms and together they unravel a decades-old mystery. As Addie faces down her enemy, she discovers that faith in her one true Father is all she needs.

My review:
The Lightkeeper’s Daughter is about a girl who grows up as (you guessed it) the lightkeeper’s daughter. When a stranger comes to their home with new and shocking information about her heritage, she decides to set forth on an adventure to find the truth about where she comes from, and the loving family she has always longed for.

I’ll admit that I was a little bit leery of reading this book as I’ve read some other things by Coble and haven’t liked them. I’m very glad that I did though, as this book is now one of my favorites! The Lightkeeper’s Daughter is full of adventure, intrigue, and romance. The last part of the book especially kept me entranced as the bad guy was found out and the story was finishing. I loved Addie and have decided that I need to be more like her and not be conformed by the world, and to speak the truth no matter what. She is a character that you will be sure to love. John is a wonderful, strong male character with lots of love to offer. I will definitely be reading the next books in this series.

Thank you, Thomas Nelson, for sending the book to me for reviewing purposes.

8 comments:

Katy said...

This sounds like a good book! Great review! I've got it on my wishlist. :)

destrella said...

Great job reviewing! I didn't see this one on the list. :O)

Angie said...

Great review! Sounds like a really good book.

Carman said...

destrella~ This book went really fast! I checked it at random and saw that they had it, so I requested it right then. ;)

April said...

I have this one on my to get list. I enjoy her books. Great job on the review.
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Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Another wonderful review, Carman! This one is near the top of my to-be-reviewed stack, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

I completely agree with you about being hesitant to read it. Some of her books I just couldn't get into. I did love her Safe Harbour series though.

Now I can go into it expecting it to be great...since it qualified for your "favorites" list. ;)

{{hugs}}

Michelle Sutton said...

I got an ARC of this book (not sure who sent it to me) to review. I will bump it up on the stack now since you liked it. I, too, have read some Coble books that were just okay. I don't have time for that, so this is exciting. I'm looking forward to reading it. :)

Carman said...

I hope you guys like it as much as I did!