Monday, November 22, 2010

The Lightkeeper's Bride

A thrilling romantic mystery set in the lush Victorian age.

Central Operator Katie Russell's inquisitive ways have just uncovered her parents' plan for her marriage to wealthy bachelor Bartholomew Foster. Her heart is unmoved, but she knows the match will bring her family status and respectability.

Then Katie overhears a phone conversation that makes her uneasy and asks authorities to investigate. But the caller is nowhere to be found. Mysterious connections arise between the caller and a ship lost at sea.

Against propriety, Katie questions the new lighthouse keeper, Will Jesperson. Then a smallpox epidemic forces their quarantine in his lighthouse. Though of low social status, Will's bravery and kindness remove Katie's suspicion and win her love. Katie and Will together work to solve the mystery of the missing girl and the lost ship as God gives the couple the desire of their hearts.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Lightkeeper's Bride, go HERE.

Book Review

Katie is working as a central phone operator.    Her days are very content connecting and disconnecting the lines of people's conversations.      During one of those calls she overhears something terrible happen and goes to check on the young woman on the other end.      What she found was terrifying in more than one way.   

She also uncovers many questions which need to be answered.     Unfortunately, the people who are closest to her in her life may hold those answers.     Her heart is torn between needing answers and fear of ruining her chances for a potential marriage with a wealthy gentleman which her parent's have arranged for her.     In the end, Katie must decide whether to follow her heart or what others think is right.    

Although not as severe, it is a situation and question which we all face at some point.     A great mystery behind the story line and several great intertwining story lines.      Add this to your "to be read" list!

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