ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A word from Colleen: God has been faithful, though the path has not been easy. Nothing worth doing is ever easy. God wouldn’t let me give up, and I like to think the struggle made me stronger. God has given me so much in my life, most importantly my great family, a loving church family at New Life Baptist Church, and my wonderful publishing family at Nelson Books.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
Although this book seemed to have a rather slow start I really began to enjoy it once the plot thickened and everything started to move along a bit more quickly. Katie Russell is a woman who is rather outgoing for her day and age and she tends to do as she pleases without thought or fear for her well-being. Katie have a very large heart, wanting to help everyone, but in doing so she often tends to forget about what is best for her. Finding peace is what Katie needs, will she find peace with Bart the man her parents wish her to marry, with Will, the handsome Lighthouse Keeper or with God? Once Katie finds peace her life begins to fall into place leaving this a very enjoyable read with quite a bit of danger thrown in!
**I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from CFBA, I was not compensated in any other way for my honest thoughts and opinions.