I wondered how Colleen would top the Lightkeeper’s Daughter, but Lightkeeper’s Bride manages to do just that. The book is set in the fictional town of Mercy Falls, California, during the Gilded Age. The book opens with an overheard phone call and an abandoned one year old.
Katie’s curiosity won’t allow her to not follow up on the disturbing phone call. When she arrives at the house with her friend, she finds an abandoned baby and Will Jesperson, the new lightkeeeper. He claims to have nothing to do with the missing woman, but won’t relinquish the baby who he says must be his brother’s. He comes from the lighthouse where he just witnessed some piracy. Katie and Will join forces, for different reasons.
Throw in small pox, more disturbances and threatened harm, and the book is one I couldn’t put down. The pages are filled with tension and characters that worm their way into your mind. The hopes of true love seem impossible when outside pressures, financial and parental, force them apart. Ultimately, the book is one of discovery and the courage to reach out and trust others and God.
A very enjoyable read that left me wanting more. Now if you would like a copy, leave a comment telling me why you want to read a book like this.