Friday, January 08, 2010
Collen Coble's The Lightkeeper's Daughter ~ Reviewed
The Lightkeeper's Daughter
By Colleen Coble
Published by Thomas Nelson
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 to 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 the faith in her one true Father is all she needs.
The Lightkeeper's Daughter is a return to her roots of historical romance for Colleen Coble who now writes romantic suspense. I'm glad she took this turn; I was hooked from page one by the characters and Coble's masterful story weaving. But don't be fooled. The Lightkeeper's Daughter has enough of a mystery in it to keep you on the edge of your seat and turning pages all night long. I hope we'll see more of this genre from Colleen. Novel Reviews and I give it a high recommendation.
Reviewed by: Ane Mulligan,
Editor, Novel Journey